Netaji had ties with both Nazi Germany and Japan, both responsible for massacre of millions
What is wrong with snooping? Particularly if it is on the kin of someone who had ties with Hitler’s Germany, which was responsible for the Holocaust, and Japan, a country notorious for war crimes and the Rape of Nanking.
If the so-called fake custodians of democracy are irked by spying then why does India need the Intelligence Bureau? Do the BJP and other critics of snooping think that the country could be governed on the basis of trust alone?
Non-Violent Movement: Fighting an enemy by letting loose another enemy on them could only have been suicidal. What if they all three had ganged up against India?
Fortunately, Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent approach gave India freedom.
Nothing should be allowed to come in the way of ensuring the nation’s security. Even if it meant the necessity to spy on the kin of a national icon.
This was perhaps what was on the mind of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru when his government ordered the Intelligence Bureau to snoop on the kin of a freedom struggle hero, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The BJP appears to be bent on giving the Congress a new lease of life by indulging in blatant political opportunism and making reckless allegations against Nehru.
Nehru “Feared” Bose: One charge is that Nehru feared Netaji. I am not concerned about whether Nehru was wetting his trousers at the mention of the name of Netaji.
I am happy to concede that the charge was true. But what is wrong with it?
While Netaji was believed to have been killed in a crash his death is still shrouded in secrecy. Also, if someone had ties with alien armies that is bound to give a newly-freed country the shivers.
G Joslin Vethakumar