Prakash Javadekar clarifies on Nehru, Netaji’s hanging remark, says he is amused

After controversy over his statement over freedom fighter that mentioned 'Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose were hanged', HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar issued a clarification saying it's a confusion of punctuation in his quote.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 23, 2016 10:01 pm
prakash javadekar, javadekar, netaji, nehru, subhash chandra bose, nehru hanged, hrd minister The statement triggered a row with many questioning Javadekar’s knowledge of modern history.

After controversy over his statement over freedom fighter that mentioned ‘Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose were hanged’, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar issued a clarification saying it’s a confusion of punctuation in his quote.

While paying homage to freedom fighters, Javadekar had said, “We salute our freedom fighters. So many bravehearts – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel, Pandit Nehru, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru all were hanged, revolutionary Savarkarji and all other great fighters.”

The statement triggered a row with many questioning his knowledge of modern history. While Nehru died of illness, Netaji’s death is still a matter of debate. The minister was also trolled on social media for his statement.

However, Javadekar clarified that it was just an issue of confusion over punctuation while quoting him. “I am amused with the news. I paid my respect to all the freedom fighters since 1857. I mentioned leaders like Gandhi, Nehru Subhash. It was a full stop. In the next sentence, I recounted those who were hanged, jailed and suffered at the hands of British. There was no confusion in the minds of those who listened. I hope this removes all confusion,” tweeted Javadekar.

These comments by Javadekar gave an impression that, like Bhagat Singh and Rajguru, Nehru and Patel were also hanged by the British.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Aug 23, 2016 at 3:57 pm
    BJP and their Masters the Jan Sangh and the Hindu Mahasabha the Parent Organisation of the RSS never did anything for the for Indias Freedom, infact they were Supporting the Britishers so its but Natural that they dont know anything about Indias Freedom Struggle against the Britishers
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      Kd
      Aug 23, 2016 at 10:51 am
      I wish Nehru was hanged.....oh wait... why on earth wold the British do that? He was one of their own !!
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        Amar Akbar
        Aug 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm
        Sectarian vi0lence in stan refers to attaks by Sunni against people and places in stan motivated by antagonism toward Shia, and the small Ahmadi, Hindu and Christian religious groups. As many as 4,000 people are estimated to have been kiIIed in Shia-Sunni sectarian fighting in stan between 1987–2007. And since 2008 "thousands of Shia" have been kiIIed by Sunni extremists according to the human rights group Human Rights Watch
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          Jim
          Aug 23, 2016 at 10:57 am
          hi allowed british to hang Bhagat whose pority had become greater than his own, when he could have resisted
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            Jayakumar
            Aug 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm
            Guys. He is from IIT. So please credit him with some intelligence unlike the pressutes who wield a pen with no education.
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