Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Subhash Chandra Bose (1897-1945)

Indian nationalists have never been able to get him out of their system...and neither have "certain" Japanese.

I should not be surprised to hear that the Indian government has been subsidizing the upkeep of the Japanese temple purportedly housing Bose's ashes...and that someone is filing a lawsuit 51 years after Bose's death to make the Indian government stop.

But I still am.
PIL to stop funds for Japan temple
Express News Service

Kolkata, December 19: A writ petition in the form of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed at the Calcutta High Court before a Division Bench of Chief Justice V S Sirpurkar and Justice Arun Kumar Mitra seeking an order directing the Union government to block the flow of public money for the upkeep and maintenance of Renkoji temple in Japan. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s ashes are reported to be preserved in the Renkoji temple. The PIL was submitted by advocates Asim Kumar Ganguly and Subhas Chandra Bose.

The petitioners appealed before the Division Bench that the government of India should stop funding the Netaji Research Bureau for conducting research on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose as it is a drain on the public exchequer.

And the nattering ones say the Japanese have failed to find closure over the events of World War II.

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