What Made British Leave India..
Yep it was no Gift to India but a mutiny’ which British must have remembered ..Must have made them think of 1857 ..But then BBC ..BullShit Britsh Corporation (BBC )
Has been hard at work and with its fraud reporting made a Documentary which Puts the blame on the Head of Hindus..
Do watch this Documentary in full and also check my other post about the partition of India
Read them all and you will get the Truth and Truth shall Set you free
You Need to read this Blog also and the Books on this post.
NOW Watch this Fraud Documentary by BBC
The Day India Burned – Partition <—-One of the best Propaganda Films made by British….Learn how to Lie , the British Style ..
Understand the role of Conversions’ in India and the British Attitudes towards Indian’s
Religion versus empire?: British Protestant missionaries and overseas …By Andrew N. Porter
Hero’s honour for Royal mutineer
Thursday, February 25, 1999
by Reeta Sharma
TOMORROW will be a historic day in the life of this self-respecting Punjabi from Siar village, near Ludhiana. He would be presiding over the "induction ceremony" of ‘INS Madan Singh’, named after him in recognition of his role in India’s struggle for freedom from colonial rule. The honour has come his way 52 years late. An incredible optimist he laughs off the delayed honour and grins: "It did appear like a mirage all these years but it’s better late than never."
Mr Madan Singh held his head high for all these 52 years despite the tag of having been dismissed from service after a ‘Commission of Enquiry’ set up by the British Colonial rulers found him guilty. He was charged with leading the historic ‘Royal Indian Naval mutiny’ of 1946. Although India became Independent in August 1947, no review of or rethinking about the mutineers was ever done all these years.
Nobody knows what happened to hundreds of mutineers who were dismissed from service. However the two main leaders, former leading telegraphist B.C. Dutt and telegraphist Madan Singh are still around. While Mr Dutt settled in Maharashtra, Mr Madan Singh worked in several parts of the world after dismissal. But eventually he came back to settle in his own country, "as that is what I always yearned for".
Here is a follow up on his life, packed with events which are gripping.
Mr Madan Singh continues to assert that "The mutiny in the Navy was the immediate cause of India’s freedom. The British rulers were simply shaken. Nevertheless, the role of the mutineers has been ignored and they were denied due recognition."
He vividly remembers even the minutest detail of the mutiny. "The roots of the mutiny in the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) lay in the British themselves who indulged in blatant racial discrimination over the years. The simmering discontent over ill-treatment, poor service conditions, lack of a redressal forum, humiliating of our Indian political leaders, etc pushed us to the wall and then to the mutiny. However the immediate cause was the arrest of B.C. Dutt who was put under detention. His crime was that he had painted slogans like, "Jai Hind".
"After the outbreak of the mutiny, the first thing that we did was to free B.C. Dutt. Then we took possession of Bucher Island (where the entire ammunition meant for Bombay Presidency was stocked) and telephone and wireless equipment, including transmitters at Kirki near Pune. Our quick actions ensured that all naval ships were fully under our command."
"Simultaneously we the Indians ratings at RIN had formed a ‘Naval Central Strike Committee’ (NCSC) to coordinate and direct the activities of the various units outside the HMIS Talwar. Leading Signalman M.S. Khan and I were unanimously elected President and Vice-President, respectively.
There is another crucial point to be recalled today. You see, next to the Castle Barracks there was an ‘iron gate’ closer to the town hall of Bombay. It was cleverly wired to the system so that in the event of an enemy trying to capture Bombay, a press of the switch would blow up the whole of Greater Bombay. This was the scorched earth policy of the then British government.
"Fortunately for us, this ‘iron gate was heavily manned by Indians who obviously obeyed our command when General Lockheart attempted to capture it. When he tried to advance towards the gate, the NCSC ordered firing which led to many casualties among the British sailors."
Sadly hundreds of mutineers were arrested and imprisoned either with the prisoners of world war or in solitary confinement as was the case with both Mr Madan Singh and Mr B.C. Dutt. The ‘Commission of Enquiry’ dismissed all of them from service. The national leadership, according to the various accounts and statements, seemed to be divided on the role of the mutineers. No wonder they were forgotten for good.
Mr Madan Singh had an extremely hard life after his dismissal in July 1946. "I went to my village Siar. I felt hurt when I overheard my father telling someone that I have come to see him only to take money from him. I left my village penniless and joined as a reporter with the Bombay daily, Free Press Journal. The great Sadanand was the proprietor and Natarajan was the Chief Editor at that time. Within a year I got disgusted at a majority of journalists reporting on the basis of handouts issued by the British authorities. The final blow was struck when I was an eyewitness like other journalists to the shooting of a leader of mill workers at point blank range. But my report was not carried. All papers carried the handout released by the British government with no mention at all of the killing of the leader. Crushed by agony and humiliation, I confronted Natarajan who directed me to meet Sadanand. I had always revered this illustrious old man who treated Churchill and Sardar Patel in the same way. When I barged into his room he very calmly said: "Your report was absolutely correct but I am sorry to have disappointed you. I hope you will one day understand my turmoil. My 18 ventures of newspapers have one by one been banned by the British. By keeping this one alive, even at such a cost like not using your report, we are at least able to point out some misdeeds of the British and motivate our people to eventually rise against the slavery". "I understood him fully but I still resigned because I knew that I won’t be able to swallow it day in and day out. Sadanand gave me the warmest ever send off in Free Press Journal. I reached Calcutta with only Rs 6. On the third day of my stay on the streets of Calcutta I got a job on a salary of Rs 150 a month with Dalmia Jain Airways. When I raised the issue of my petty salary, they rebuked me in the most humiliating manner. I walked back like a whipped dog, swallowing my pride for I could not afford to let this job go".
But Mr Madan Singh was an extraordinary worker with a brilliant brain and expertise in his line. No wonder then that by the seventh week of his job with Dalmias, the company raised his salary by five times. By 1952 he got admission into a regular course run by BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation), in International License in Radio Electronics nowadays known as AVIONICS. "These were the most stressful three years of my life. Minimum pass marks were 75 per cent, whereas in London University one was required to secure only 45 per cent." Mr Madan Singh not only passed out with 83 per cent, which was rare for even an Englishman, but also was the first ever Indian to make it. BOAC handpicked him and he worked in their foreign service wing.
By 1990 he came back to lead a retired life in India. Rear Admiral (retd.) Satyinder Singh wrote him five letters requesting him to apply for the status of a freedom fighter. "But I wrote back that if it is such a thing which one can get for the asking, it is not worth having it." However when Beant Singh former Chief Minister met Mr Madan Singh his childhood friend he was aghast on learning the fate of mutineers. He personally approached the Ministry of Home in Delhi in this regard. "So finally I have received a letter from Commodore Dina Bandhu Jena, VSM inviting me to the ‘Induction Ceremony’ on February 26, 1999 at Bombay."
Why Did the British Leave India in 1947
A lot many people and some eminent historians opine that the British left India in 1947 due to agitation of Gandhi. This is a travesty of facts as Gandhi and his creed of non violence was in real terms not a threat toy the British Raj at all. In fact Gandhi was agitating for 30 years for ‘swaraj’ (Independence) and he was nowhere near his goal despite the famous Round table conferences in England.
Gandhi had launched any number of agitations and civil disobedience movements, but the Raj remained entrenched. This was because support from the Princely and maharajah lobby that had sided with the English. In addition the British had their beck and call a trained and battle hardened army which if required could put down any rebellion. In fact this army was the backbone of the Raj. However things began to change from 1939 onwards. That was the year when the Second World War was unleashed by Hitler. Hitler quickly over ran Europe and his allies the Japanese opened a front against the English in the East.
The result was the defeat of British arms in Singapore and Burma and soon the Imperial army was at the gates of India. The British at this time had to expand the Indian army which soon numbered 2.5 million men. In addition this army which was expanded very fast could not be fully indoctrinated in the essence of the values of the Raj. The Army was used against the Germans in Africa and more important it did the bulk of fighting against the Japanese. At that time the factor of Subhas Bose and his INA emerged. Bose began to appeal to soldiers of the Indian army to desert and join him with his famous war cry ‘Delhi Chalo’ (onwards to Delhi. Though as a percentage very few Indian soldiers defected, yet the numbers that went over to Bose made a big dent in the Psyche of the British. It dawned on them that perhaps the army was not entirely reliable. After the war the British put the INA officers on trial in the Red fort. But the result was bad from the British angle as an undercurrent of unrest spread in the Army.
At about the same time the Royal Indian Navy mutinied at Bombay and the British were soon at a loss as to what to do. There was no doubt that the instrument that helped their rule in India was no longer reliable. In addition the war had sapped the English economy and England at home was economically in dire straits. Hence it was a no go for the English. Gentlemen as ever they exited from India gracefully. In real terms Gandhi and his agitations had no effect. He was only a side show