End religious bias: Netaji's daughter

KOLKATA: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's daughter Anita Bose Pfaff has said the best way to honour her father's legacy would be to follow his ideals and stop discrimination on the

basis of religion. Speaking virtually at a programme in Calcutta University, she asked for what she believes to be his remains to be brought from Renkoji temple in Japan to

India. Netaji wanted free India to be a secular state, where all religions peacefully co-exist, Anita said in a statement from Germany, adding, "men and women who admire

Netaji can honour him best by upholding his values in their personal and political actions and by welcoming his remains back in India". Members of the Bose family in

Kolkata shared Anita's concern about the future of secularism in India, according to former BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose, Netaji's grandnephew. READ ALSO: Netaji’s

favourite: Eatery that served as revolutionaries’ venue for secret meets Speaking virtually to a programme at Calcutta University on the occasion of Netaji's 126th birth

anniversary on Monday, Anita said: "My father's life was full of sacrifices. We can celebrate his sense of sacrifice by helping the downtrodden, aiding the lives of people living

in the lower strata of society and most importantly, the emancipation of women.... My father showed a rare equanimity when he decided not to be airlifted from the battlefield near

Imphal, but to make a retreat with the Jhansi Regiment, which was an all-women combatant force."