New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 119th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, declassifed the 100 files on the freedom fighter that have been classified till now.
Today is a special day for all Indians. Declassification of Netaji files starts today. Will go to National Archives myself for the same.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2016
The files will be put in the public domain.
In October in his meeting with Bose family, PM Modi announced that the government would declassify the files relating to the leader whose disappearance 70 years ago remains a mystery.
“The National Archives of India (NAI) is placing 100 files relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in public domain after preliminary conservation treatment and digitization… the Prime Minister will release the digital copies of these files in public domain,” an official release said on Friday.
Two commissions of inquiry had concluded that Netaji died in a plane crash in Taipei on August 18, 1945. A third commission of inquiry and many people, including some of his relatives, have contested that theory.
Over a dozen members of the Bose family will be present when the PM will make public the files at an event in the national capital on Saturday.