At least now, the children and grandchildren are comprehending, how their parents or grandparents were conned into fighting a fight, which they should have ideally refused and why "got nothing out of their struggle"Hammerhead wrote:My grand father spend years out fighting in INA and spend years in multiple jails and our proprty siezed.
Even though we got nothing out of their struggle
Ideally it should be, but those who gain political power by appropriating and sacrificing "others", would they do it at their own peril?Hammerhead wrote:but still people's sacrifice's desrve a little respect
By the way, searching the internet for "Netaji fascist" brings up some lesser known facts. Retd. Justice Markandey Katju had written in his blog that M.K. Gandhi was objectively a British agent and Netaji was objectively a Japanese agent. I do not know how far all these are true or false. Readers can use their own reasoning and intellect to reach their own conclusions. Following facts are self explanatory -
Under the Japanese support, Rash Behari Bose became President of the five man Council of Action of Indian Independence League, which gave Mohan Singh the rank of General of the new Indian National Army. Rash Behari Bose was suspected as an agent of Japanese intelligence agency. General Mohan Singh was soon disenchanted regarding the intentions of the Japanese who, it appeared, wanted to use Indian National Army only as a pawn and who were deliberately withholding recognition and public proclamation about its entity as an independent liberation army. General Mohan Singh, S. C. Goho, Menon and Raghavan, members of the council, immediately began to deny Rash Behari Bose the leverage, began to neutralize and confront him. Finally Rash Behari Bose got General Mohan Singh arrested by the Japanese. And Subash Chandra Bose who was in Germany was asked to come and lead Indian National Army.
- Dr. B.R. AmbedkarHeroes and hero-worship is a hard fact in India's political life. I agree that hero-worship is demoralising for the devotee and dangerous to the country. I welcome the criticism so far as it conveys the caution that you must know your man is really great before you start worshipping him. This unfortunately is not an easy task. For in these days with the Press in hand it is easy to manufacture Great Men. Carlyle used a happy phrase when he described the Great Men of history as so many bank notes. Like bank notes they represent gold. What we have to see that they are not forged notes. I admit that we ought to be more cautious in our worship of Great Men. For in this country we have arrived at such a stage when alongside the notice boards saying "Beware of pickpockets", we need to have notice boards saying "Beware of Great Men". Even Carlyle who defended the worship of Great Men warned his readers how: "Multitudes of Great Men have figured in history who were false and selfish ".