50 Declassified Files On Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose To Be Released Today

29/03/2016 8:47 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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An Indian school band performs near the statue of freedom fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Amritsar on January 23, 2013, as part of celebrations for his 116th birth anniversary. Bose was a prominent Indian nationalist leader who attempted to gain India's independence from British rule by force during the waning years of World War II. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Centre will release the second batch of fifty declassified files relating to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the national capital today.

The documents consist of ten each files from the Prime Minister's Office and Home Ministry and 30 files from Ministry of External Affairs pertaining to the period 1956 to 2009.

Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (independent charge) and Civil Aviation, Mahesh Sharma will release these files online on web portal www.netajipapers.gov.in.

In January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had put the first lot of 100 files in the public domain on the occasion of the 119th birth anniversary of Netaji.

The present release of files will further meet the continued public demand to access them and it will also facilitate scholars to carry out further research on the doyen of the freedom movement.

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