Centre to release second set of declassified files of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
The second set of 50 declassified files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be released by the Centre. The controversial declassified files will be released online through a website www.netajipapers.gov.in by Dr Mahesh Sharma, the Minister of State for Culture and Tourism .
Out of 50 files, ten are from the office of the Prime minister’s office(PMO) ten are from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and 30 are from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). These files pertain to a period from 1956 to 2009.
In January, this year Prime Minister Narendra Modi had published the first set of declassified files, which contained 100 files. It was on the occasion of 119th birthday of Netaji. The files comprised over 16,600 pages of historic documents, ranging from those from the British Raj to as late as 2007.
“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,” an official release said about today’s release.