In the light of the article published by a leading UK daily, ‘The Telegraph’, which delivered a massive insult to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose by branding him as a ‘radical Hindu nationalist’ and the Azad Hind Fauj as ‘rag-tag army’, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose has condemned the article and demanded strict action to be taken against the publication and the writer for distorting the 'facts pertaining to Indian freedom struggle'.
Speaking to Republic TV in the matter, Chandra Kumar Bose, on Wednesday, said:
"Subhash Chandra Bose was the number one enemy of the British empire. There were other leaders of that era who were British stoogers. So a British daily will praise the stoogers and criticize the actual real enemy of the empire. Bose brothers my grandfather Sarat Chandra Bose, his younger brother Subhash Chandra Bose were the foremost opponents of the British empire. These are not my words. These are the words of Lord Clement Attlee. He was the former British PM who signed the transfer of power documents. These are documented in the British archives. British had to relinquish India because of Subhash Chandra Bose and Azad Hind fauj and the subsequent INA(Indian National Army) trials which were held at the Red Fort shook the very foundation of the British empire in India. Loyalty and allegiance of the British Army was completely destroyed that is why Britain finally quit India. What this British Daily and the writer is saying is a deliberate attempt by the British stoogers to distort the heroic battle of the Azad Hind fauj and the contribution of the liberator of India Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. I demand to take immediate strong steps against 'The Telegraph' and the writer. Penal action should be taken for distorting the history of freedom struggle in India."
He went on to state that while the government is trying to mend the distorted history, there's paranoia among the people who are trying to create hurdles in the development.
"Under the NDA government and under the leadership of Narendra Modi ji, we are making efforts to correct the distortion of history, and here's this writer who is a stooge of the Congress party and the British who is making a deliberate attempt to distort the history. Strong action should be taken against the writer. He should be punished. When efforts are made to write the correct history, obviously there's paranoia among the people who have very successfully distorted history over all these years. But the nation would oppose such traitors who are still trying to history, I will tell this to the writer, if you want to live in India, please don't distort the history of the Azad Hind fauj. It is a warning to you," Chandra Kumar Bose added.
In the article headlined "Indian PM strips islands of British colonial names - and renames them after freedom fighter", published on January 1, 2019, London-based 'The Telegraph' makes clear how even 75 years after Bose established the Azad Hind government, the colonizers’ bile, ridden with spreading canards, still erupts viciously against him.