July 14, 2014
Jogen Chowdhury speaks on the issue of destruction of files by MHA | Transcript
Regarding the destruction I would want to know whether the government felt the necessity of consulting the national archives of India before destroying the files and documents.
Secondly, what are the dates and contents of each file destroyed?
My third point is whether the government felt it was necessary to make digital or microfilm recording of contents of each file destroyed.
In fact I was quite shocked when I heard about this information that 11,100 files were destroyed. We know how the British were careful about this. They created the Archives of India where every document of the Government is kept; every historical document is kept and particularly the Home Ministry has the most important files. So we should be careful about that.