Chennai: The Madras high court on Tuesday directed the Union government to pass appropriate orders within eight weeks on a representation, which sought to declare Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary, January 23, as national holiday every year.
Passing orders on a PIL from K.K.Ramesh, managing trustee of TN Centre for PIL, a division bench comprising Justices M. M. Sundresh and S. Vimala said, “The services rendered by late leader Netaji to the freedom struggle do not require any elaboration. However the matter is to be considered by the Union government. Therefore, we do not propose to go into the merits of the case.
“Taking into consideration of the representation said to have been made by the petitioner very recently on January 27, 2016, the Union government is directed to pass appropriate order on the same within 8 weeks”.
According to the petitioner, Netaji has made many sacrifices for India’s Independence. Every Indian should not forget Netaji words of Delhi Challo and Jai Hind. So, Netaji was the most respectable leader.
But, the Indian government failed to honour him till today even though thousands of Indian National Army men died for India’s Independence.
Indian government is always trying to hide the history of Netaji and nowadays young Indian students and people are not aware of the sacrifices made by Netaji and his Indian National Army. In the world, many countries including Japan honoured Netaji.
Therefore, the petitioner sent a representation to the Union government. But, there was no response, he added.
He also sought a direction to the Union government to confer Bharat Ratna on Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and also to construct a memorial hall and museum to him in New Delhi and other capitals of all states of India.