I wrote a new article on DailyO by India Today that discusses how the Ministry of Home Affairs lied to my RTI query.
Mark Twain famously said, “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Truth has only one version whereas lie has many. Truth is like a harmonic song which retains its qualities even when several people sing it together. The many versions in the Netaji mystery has led the elected representatives and the bureaucracy to sing not just different tunes, but entirely different songs at once. The result is a pandemonium of sorts. The centre sings a “will-declassify” song, the minister a “partial-declassification” song, and the bureaucracy an “already-declassified” song. This lack of coordination is representative of the stand of home minister Rajnath Singh who has gone senile after the pre-election brouhaha over declassification.
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