50 Declassified Files on Netaji to be Released Today
- Gayathri Mathivanan
- March 28, 2016, 8:44 PM
The second batch of 50 declassified files relating to Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose will be released online on web portal www.netajipapers.gov.in by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 at 3:30 PM.
The present batch of 50 files consists 10 files from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), 10 files from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and 30 files from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) pertaining to the period 1956 to 2009.
“This will further meet the continued public demand to access these files and also facilitate scholars to carry out further research on the doyen of the freedom movement,” it added. As many as hundred secret files were made public by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Netaji’s 119th birth anniversary on January 23.
In October last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had met the family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and announced that the government would declassify the files relating to the leader whose disappearance remains a mystery.
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