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>>

Japan is Our Friend, Azad Hind Radio, published in Tamil Nation of Kuala Lumpur

My compatriots! We are now engaged in the task of liberating our motherland. In this great task Japan is assisting us. I can assure you that Japan has no aggressive designs on our country.

General Tojo, the Prime Minister of Japan, has repeatedly asserted the slogan of 'India for Indians' and has also explained its significance. In our struggle to free ourselves from the bonds of slavery, Japan will give us full support and assistance.

We must have full faith in Japan. The Japanese will bombard all the army and naval bases of the Britishers in India. My Indian brothers, you should not misunderstand these aerial attacks. By destroying the British bases, the Japanese are only removing the impediments to the progress of the overseas Indian national armies. Japan is our ally, our helper. Cooperate with the Japanese in order to eliminate British domination and establish a New Order.

As an Indian I have always been fighting for the freedom of Hindustan. I expect that all Indians, wherever they may be, should sacrifice their all for the liberation of India. Particularly I appeal to the Indians in Malaya, Thailand, Burma and East Asia to make their full share of sacrifice in the fight for freeing their motherland.

The coming struggle will be a test of the real calibre of the citizens of Hindustan. Every Indian should fight with courage. Every son of Bharat should fight with the firm conviction that the day of liberating the land of our forefathers is close at hand.