This day in 1947, the Tricolour was adopted as India's National Flag. But do you know that Mahatma Gandhi wanted a Union Jack in one corner of the new flag? Something like this flag design seen here which was proposed by our first Governor-General Lord Louis Mountbatten. 2/n
Gandhiji, unlike Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, was not an enemy of the Empire. He favoured Dominion Status under the British monarch (which we got in 1947), not Purna Swaraj, or complete freedom of India as Netaji strove for. 3/n
In 2015, when Netaji snooping scandal was laid bare by Mission Netaji with the help of confirmed official documents, no such stinging headlines or coverage was seen in the leading daily in Netaji's home state.
In fact, writing in the paper, one of its top editors and noted historian Rudrangshu Mukherjee sort of defended the snooping launched against people linked to Netaji arguing that “surveillance is a characteristic of all modern regimes of power”.
Mr Mukherjee further wrote that "dominant powers use it routinely against the opposition", and that “spooks are also known to have spied on the wrong persons”.
Savarkar was brutally tortured, hung up naked and he had to ease himself in that state in his cell. I hate to compare sufferings of freedom fighters, but we all know how humanly Gandhiji was treated when he was imprisoned.
This was the emaciated state to which #SubhasChandraBose was reduced to after imprisonment in jails, including the notorious Mandalay jail. He nearly died. Would take years to regain health.
Only two front ranking Congress leaders were sent to Mandalay jail-- Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Subhas Bose. Interestingly, there was one revolutionary who was imprisoned with Bose in Mandalay jail. Same revolutionary also spent time in Kala Paani when Savarkar was lodged there.
Will some MP from Bengal or UP pls raise the matter of "leak" of DNA report conclusion in Gumnami Baba case? It happened months before the test concluded. So, those who leaked knew in advance that the test won't show a link between Netaji and holy man.
Gumnami Baba DNA test report is dated June 2004. Leak happened in December 2003, when testing had barely started. @chandrachurg
Also available is data to show that the DNA test was fudged, just as handwriting tests were. Sarkari experts gave reports in line with the Govt stand that Netaji died in 1945 and hence he cannot be so-called Gumnami Baba.
If only we had formidable media back in 1966 when Shastriji's body arrived. Hole on the back of the neck from where "blood" was coming out, cut marks on stomach. Body had bloated merely hours after death, turned dark bluish. 1/n
I consulted forensic experts. Bluish discoloration of a body means reduced hemoglobin which indicates either poisoning or asphyxial death leading to cyanosis. But everything looked normal to the people of truth and ahimsa back then. 2/n
Three things our Govt concealed from us:
1. Russians suspected poisoning from the very start 2. They offered post mortem, but we refused 3. There are tell-tale signs that Russians conducted some tests on the body 3/n
People are feeling shocked over AIIMS unofficial 'leak' in #SushantSinghRajput case. In the Gumnami Baba matter, conclusion of the DNA test was published months before the testing concluded. And no one thought it was suspicious. @chandrachurg@PanickarS
A report can be leaked after inquiry is over; but leak of the finding of a DNA test that is months away from conclusion is nothing but skullduggery. This is how Govt proved that Gumnami Baba was not Netaji. Fake DNA and handwriting reports.
I am not making any comment about the Sushant-AIIMS matter, pls be informed. My comment is about the Gumnami Baba matter, where there is clear evidence of government cover-up for reasons political.
This picture was taken back in September 1985 by journalist Ashok Tandon. Shows the site of Gumnami Baba's cremation at Guptar Ghat, Ayodhya. Bhagwan Ram took jal samadhi here in treta yug.
Going by journalist accounts (far more credible than sarkari claims) Police kept a close watch on the situation after Gumnami Baba died. They were there at Guptar Ghat too but did nothing to prevent this illegal cremation, right next to cantonment land.
Similar conspiracy theory exists about Pt Nehru's sister Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, who was India's first mission head in Moscow. After he returned from Moscow, Dr #Radhakrishnan became India's first Vice President and was later bestowed with first Bharat Ratna with 3 others. (2/n)
Indian position is that #SubhasChandraBose died in Taiwan (whose govt denies it) and so Netaji couldn't have been in Russia thereafter. But a big chunk of Indians do not accept it, just as they do not buy the official propaganda that British left India because of Ahimsa. (3/n)
This watch was said to have been removed from the body of #SubhashChandraBose. It was handed over to his family by Pt Nehru. There are 2 problems: Netaji never wore a square watch. The mark left by fastener on strap indicated it was worn by someone with wrist bulkier than Bose’s.
Netaji was known to wear a large, round gold watch. This one here (Omega Gold) was found among the belongings of the so-called Gumnami Baba. UP govt doesn’t want you to see these belongings. How cunning are these Gandhi bhakts!
@chandrachurg and i have made our case in our book. Things are not always what they seem.
In brief, there is credible evidence that the so-called Gumnami Baba was Netaji. It could not be proven because govt experts furnished fake DNA/handwriting reports. Read reviews by readers for @chandrachurg and mine book:
Requesting journalists in #Ayodhya to visit Ram Katha Sangrahalaya and view belongings of the so-called Gumnami Baba along with the artefacts recovered from #Ramjanabhoomi. Everyone Pls RT in public interest. (1/n)
Chances are that the authorities will deny the journalists permission to see Gumnami Baba belongings. Pls ask them why public is not being allowed to view them despite clear order of the Allahabad High Court in 2013? (2/n)
Should the UP govt folks give you their own theory about Gumnami Baba’s identity (that he was not Netaji), pls tell them that their views are as hollow as the fake sarkari handwriting and DNA reports that were used to rule out the Netaji connection. (3/n)
Archaeological artefacts excavated from Ramjanmabhoomi kept in Ramkatha Museum of Ayodhya will now be moved to a gallery in the temple to be build from 5th of August. (1/n)
With these artefacts gone from the museum, the only things worth seeing there are the belongings of the so-called Gumnami Baba. But then, the UP govt doesnt want you to see them and has hence not carried out the clear-cut court order in this regard. (2/n)
As a matter of fact, the "Gandhian" establishment would want to get rid of Gumnami Baba's belongings, so that the public and researchers cannot lay their eyes on them, much less to put them under scrutiny. (3/n)
"Whether war should be brutal, cathartic or humane business is beside the point. Every one knows that no war can be conducted and fought with kid gloves. ...when it is forced on, it has to be waged in a manner that makes the opponent wince."
On a separate note, dark bluish discoloration of face and upper part of body was noted in the case PM Lal Bahadur Shastri. An expert told me that bluish discoloration meant reduced hemoglobin which further indicated either poisoning or asphyxial death.
There was a hole on the back of the neck of Shastriji from which a red substance was coming out. All the sheets etc were soaked in this "blood". This is what his wife and others noted. Asked Govt to do something but Govt did nothing
I leave it to the people of India to trust the word of this American expert (who has no reason to tell lies) or that of sarkari experts, who produced third rate reports and are afraid to face media even after retirement. Same story with DNA tests, which were fudged.
Since lot of people are discussing scams, let me underline that India’s first scam was Subhas Bose-INA treasure loot scam. First highlighted by Subramanian Swamy in 1978, it was properly exposed in my book “India’s biggest cover-up” (2012). Kindle edition amazon.in/gp/product/B00…
It is relevant to watch this video. @ProfKapilKumar discusses the fate of missing INA treasures.
This is Dr Swamy's take. A collector's item from 1978. With this Dr Swamy erupted on national stage.
Info that was not in public domain - from top secret Chinese underground facilities to what was happening inside east Pakistan (present day Bangladesh) was known to a "holy man" sitting behind a curtain in remote parts of Uttar Pradesh. If this is not fascinating, what else is?