BJP demands De-Classification of Files on Mookerjee’s death



The right wing Hindu nationalist BJP on Saturday demanded declassification of files related to the death of Syama Prasad Mookerjee, founder leader of Bharatiya Jana Sangh, BJP’s forerunner.

The working committee of J&K BJP resolved to ask the Mehbooba Mufti government in Jammu and Kashmir to declassify all files and correspondence related to the death of Mookerjee, a news gathering agency reported.

While trying to illegally enter J&K, he was arrested on May 11, 1953, and died as on June 23, 1953, under mysterious circumstances.

Mookerjee had also opposed the then Congress government’s decision to grant Kashmir a special status with its own flag and Prime Minister, saying, “Ek desh mein do Vidhan, do Pradhan aur do Nishan nahi chalenge (One country can’t have two constitutions, two prime ministers and two emblems)”.

“The working committee also discussed threadbare the prevailing political situation in the State,” the report said.


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