* The Parting Kick
SIR, ~ The Partition of the Country was The Parting Kick
by the British with the active support of some so-called freedom fighters who had become desperate to occupy the gaddi or more precisely the Prime Minister’s chair. India was divided at the cost of the blood of thousands of our people on either side of the border. Frontier Gandhi had reacted to the betrayal saying, “You have thrown me before the wolves!” Maulana Azad regretted that Mahatma Gandhi had turned into the mouni (silent) Dhritarashtra to the Duryadhan. The Maulana had thought that he would be able to forestall Partition with the Mahatma’s help.
A letter published in The Statesman on 5 May 2005 stated: “Nehru impulsively agreed to the Partition
and later persuaded his close colleagues to agree. The decision followed a remark by Mrs Mountbatten ~ ‘Jawahar, how much I wanted to see you as the Prime Minister of India but that is not going to happen unless India is partitioned’. “
Gandhi later regretted that had Netaji been around, there would have been no Partition
. Nor could it have been possible had the INA not been betrayed by the actual quislings within the country. Resolving the mystery of Netaji’s disappearance may lead to the rewriting of the history of our freedom struggle. This is the least we can do for the “Patriot of Patriots”, who had given the call, “on to Delhi”, but could not unfurl the Tricolour on the Red Fort. Nor is he even remembered at the annual ritual.