Business Standard

HC dismisses plea to bring back Netaji's ashes

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a PIL seeking an order to bring back to India Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's ashes, currently lying in a museum in Germany.

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice P.S. Teji Wednesday refused to entertain the plea, saying the court had earlier decided a similar plea and there was noting new in the plea.

Sharad Tiwari, a social worker, had moved the court, saying the ashes of Bose were lying in a museum in Germany and they should be kept at a public place in India for paying tributes to the freedom fighter.

The plea said: "The ashes of Subhash Chandra Bose to be directed to be brought to India and kept in a public place for paying tributes to late leader for the sacrifices made by him in the freedom struggle of the nation."

The plea further sought an order for submerging of the ashes into the Ganga and also sprinkle atop Himalayas, claiming that the same had been done in cases of other national leaders like Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Thu, December 25 2014. 19:30 IST