Originally posted by :Kumar Doab
Brave and patriots like Netaji are forced into oblivion even today.
Today Anna is trying to enforce lokpal bill on terms that shall give reprieve to common man. Look how desperate is the govt. not to let it happen on the terms since these shall deny freedom to corrupt.
They want to keep escape route, since corrupt in chair do not want to get caught and go to jail.
Yes Netaji and INA were put in backseat and other people were probably proped up as "true" leaders of freedom movement and people of India. Some people are of the opinion that there was a pact with British government to hand over Netaji as a war criminal! For details please refer links at http://www.lawyersclubindia.com/forum/Re-ACCOLADES-TO-RAM-JETHMALANI-30462.asp?1=1&offset=1
Soldiers of INA were not absorbed into Indian Army probably because the "rulers" of "independent" India just like colonial rulers wanted an army of mercenary mentality only and not with any patriotic sentiment. Soldiers of INA were not even recognised as freedom fighters for pension etc. untill they were about to die due to old age in the seventies.
When Constitution was being written for "free" India the most basic freedom, the most basic human right of free citizens i.e. the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, for which the same political leaders had fought for all through the freedom struggle was forgotten, probably with malafide intentions changed their colours. Founders of American Constitution(on Bill of Rights our Part III is based) were not lunatics or fools to have clearly enumerated RKBA in the 2nd Amendment.
Fortunately some good soul kept this basic human right of RKBA guaranteed under Part III of the Constitution(for details refer http://www.lawyersclubindia.com/forum/RKBA-guaranteed-under-Articles-19-and-21-of-Constitution-36011.asp) Every effort has been made to keep this important fundamental right on which all other rights, freedoms, liberty and democracy depend kept hidden from public knowledge and thoroughly subverted it.
It needs to be noted that Constitution is not an instrument to restrain people but to restrain the government so that it does not become all powerful and dominating but the Indian Constitution was written in a manner so that it has number of loopholes to suite only those in power and claimed it to be the vioce of the people! Do not believe me? Read below:
The scope of the articles in Part III, particularly with respect to the doctrine of due process, was heavily debated by the Constituent Assembly. It was argued that the incorporation of such a clause would hamper so called socialistic legislations and cause procedural difficulties in maintaining order, and therefore it ought to be excluded from the Constitution altogether. The Constituent Assembly in 1948 eventually omitted the phrase "due process" in favour of "procedure established by law". As a result, Article 21, which prevents the encroachment of life or personal liberty by the State except in accordance with the procedure established by law was, until 1978, construed narrowly as being restricted to executive action. Until in 1978, the Supreme Court in the case of Maneka Gandhi vs. Union of India extended the protection of Article 21 to legislative action, holding that any law laying down a procedure must be just, fair and reasonable and effectively reading due process into Article 21.
It is pertinent to note that there would have been no Fundamental Rights worth mentioning if Article 21 had been interpreted in its original sense! Such was the gift to us by the framers of Constitution of "free people"!
Also the fountain head of corruption, the doctrine of "pleasure" incorporated into Article 311. What purpose does "doctrine of pleasure" originally created to suite the monarchs have to do in a democracy? Why there is a relationship of give and take of "pleasure" in a democracy? Is it a monarchy or something similar?
What more to say?