Recollections and reflections

Reminiscences, Rafi Ahmad Kidwai

I first came in contact with Subhas Bose in 1923 at Delhi when the Congress was divided into two groups over the question of what was known as 'Council Entry.'...Subhas Babu, as the favourite lieutenant of Deshabandhu, was playing a prominent part in the controversy. more>>

Deprive Britain of All Assistance,AzadHind Radio,published in Tamil Nation of Kuala Lumpur

At this stage of our struggle for the complete freedom of India, no power on earth can prevent me from arriving in your midst. All Indians should take advantage of the present trend of world events to achieve their objective.

If India follows Britain and takes her side, then she will meet the same doom as will fall upon Britain. I therefore warn my compatriots not to help Britain in any manner whatsoever.

Even a small child can see that the British Empire is going to be smashed to pieces. It has neither air power, nor naval power, nor a big army. Britain is trying to terrorise India into obedience. But just as she could not save herself in Africa, Europe and East Asia, so also, I assure you, she cannot do anything in India.

In such a critical situation it is the duty of every Indian to join hands with the enemies of Britain. Britain's enemies are our allies.

Brothers, we will have to make great sacrifices in this struggle, because British Imperialism will rather be prepared to loose England itself than to give up India. This is the strange logic of British imperialism.

At this juncture we must discharge our duty adequately. We cannot get freedom as a gift from Britain. We must win our freedom and independence by shedding our own blood at the altar of our motherland.

My compatriots. I will be informing you from time to time about the steps which our allies might take against Britain. My secret agents, who are operating throughout India, are regularly getting their orders over the radio in secret codes. Among the officials alone we have more than 50,000 agents. Apart from this there are innumerable fifth-columnists They will strike at the opportune moment. When the overseas Indians advance, those lakhs and lakhs of Indians who are operating behind the enemy lines will join them. Therefore, my friends, you need not think that you are alone or without support in this struggle.

Muster all your strength and be ready to give the death-blow to Britain.

Inquilab Zindabad! Azad Hind Zindabad!