Viewpoint: Would we have been slaves of Hindus today, had…?

Where had the so called ‘founders’ of Pakistan [as maintined by MQMites] been, had Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, and KPK not decided to join Pakistan? So, if’ they’ were the ones who made Pakistan, why couldn’t they save East Pakistan from becoming Bangladesh? I wonder what Altaf Bhai would be doing in Agra today, had people from Sindh, Punjab, Bengal, and KPK decided against joining Pakistan. And as far their second argument: if ‘we’ had not made Pakistan, people of this area would be serfs of Hindus. Someone needs to remind them that even at the time when no one had heard the word Pakistan, these areas that form Pakistan today were being governed by local Muslims and not Hindus. 
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WOULD WE HAVE BEEN SLAVES OF HINDUS TODAY, HAD…?

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by Mohammad Ali Mahar, Austin, TX

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The other day, I happened to watch a Pakistani TV talk show in which one of the most mouth fouled MQMites -I mean after the Guru himself of course – Waseem Akhtar, was parroting the same mantra people of Pakistan are sick of hearing: we made Pakistan possible. Had we not found it, the indigenous people of this area would be slaves of Hindus. Blah blahblah …

Really? Did ‘they’ make Pakistan?

And, if ‘they’ really did, where did the land for the country come from? Did they bring it with them? Could Pakistan have come into being, had the provinces not volunteered to join it? I am using the word ‘volunteered’ because some of the provinces really did volunteer. Sindh Assembly was the first to pass a resolution demanding a separate Muslim homeland. Sindh and Punjab provinces joined Pakistan on their accord and same can be said about Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where people overwhelmingly voted in favor of Pakistan in a referendum. As for Balochistan, one is still confused how it became a part of Pakistan. Some people attribute it to a Shahi Jirga, which decided to join Pakistan – thanks to ‘traitor’ Akbar Bugti. Others call it a forced annexation. One sees no role, or even the presence, of the forefathers of Waseem Akhtar or Altaf Hussain in this land, when the four provinces or states, plus now forgotten Bengal, decided to join Pakistan.

The struggle of the Muslims of the minority provinces cannot be overemphasized for the rights of Muslims of India. However, what all their struggle could have won them was their rightful, equitable share in their home states/provinces. Not a country. For a country is built on a piece of land. Can anyone deny the role of Muslims, or even nawabs, of Hyderabad, Bhopal, Junagadh and numerous other Muslim princely states in the freedom struggle? Did their struggle culminate in creation of a country for them in their states? No. Why not? Because, the majority of people of the states refused to join Pakistan. Now, imaging the same situation here. Where had the ‘founders’ of Pakistan been, had Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan, and KPK not decided to join Pakistan? So, if’ they’ were the ones who made Pakistan, why couldn’t they save East Pakistan from becoming Bangladesh? I wonder what Altaf Bhai would be doing in Agra today, had people from Sindh, Punjab, Bengal, and KPK decided against joining Pakistan.

Now to their second argument: if ‘we’ had not made Pakistan, people of this area would be serfs of Hindus. Someone needs to remind them that even at the time when no one had heard the word Pakistan, these areas that form Pakistan today were being governed by local Muslims and not Hindus. Sindh had been ruled by Muslims for centuries and chances are that had Pakistan not come into being, the area would still be ruled by Muslims. Similarly, Punjab was being governed by Muslim politicians before the partition. So also were areas of Bengal, KPK, and Balochistan. If anyone would have been slaves of Hindus, it would have been Muslims in the Hindu majority states, unfortunately.

The fallacy of ‘their’ claim that they sacrificed more can be gauged from the fact that majority of them moved to Pakistan after 1950 when the fires of rage and vengeance had long been extinguished. Most of ‘them’ can at most be termed as economic immigrants. Majority of the people, who migrated from UP and CP, still have some family in India even today holding on to their ancestral properties. Therefore, if not all, some, instead of sacrificing anything, as they claim, gained by doubling their wealth. Who doesn’t know that infamous MQM operative, Javed Langra’s brother works for Indian intelligence agencies in India and is very instrumental in training and indoctrinating the youth dispatched to India for training in sabotage and terror activities.

Father of a friend who had lived in Karachi since 1950’s when he moved there from India, and now lives in Texas, met me in a party recently in Austin, Texas. I hadn’t seen him for months so I asked him where he had been for so long. I asked him whether he had been to Pakistan. Oh, no, was his reply. He had been to India. Curious, I asked him if he stayed with his relatives while in India. Oh, no. He had his own house in Lucknow which he had inherited from his father before partition and while he moved to Pakistan, his brother kept the house. Needless to say that he had already informed me in a previous meeting that he had claimed a big house in Karachi and a tract of land in the interior of Sindh.

One hears their rants and recites an Urdu verse

دامن کوذراديکھ ذرابندقباديکھ

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  1. So, Muslims were ruling India for 700 years, and we Hindus were your slaves. NOW we are ruling India and Muslims are SLAVES?

  2. Slavery and prostitution has been an integral part of human communities all over the world. I am witnessing it amongst nations all the time.

  3. Thanks to India’s partition that most of our religious rivals are now in Pakistan ….?

  4. Hindu would have been slaves of muslims instead ,,now their population is crossing 50% mark in Indian subcontinant . Thaks to its partion that most of our religious rivals are now in the dust bin called Pakistan ….?ian subcontinant . Thaks to its partion that most of our religious rivals are now in the dust bin called Pakistan ….?

    • Dr. A.K. T-E-WAR-I,

      You are continuously sending your hate rants to us. Many of these I moderate, some I modify and still there are so many which I must mark as spam. Till now I have been publishing all your diatribes with a view that perhaps you will understand the reality of today. And today’s terse reality is that the whole world needs peace, particularly so the subcontinent. But perhaps you take this endeavor of all peace loving people as their weakness, which is a totally wrong perception. So either plz discontinue sending such trash, or otherwise I would be forced to mark all messages from you as spam. This forum is for all peace loving readers who want to engage in a healthy, constructive and friendly dialogue, not a platform for war mongers and hate ranters. So Dr. TE-WAR-I no more hate messages anymore, which please note!

  5. I am wonderfully delighted to see such beautiful thoughts by friends from Pakistan. It is to be noted that Muslim population in India now is much safer and prospering much more than what could have been elsewhere. India had a great President Mr. APJ Kalam for whom we hold highest regard. There are so many Muslim superstars in Bollywood who are equally loved and adored from all nooks and corners of Indian society. One of the topmost Indian IT company WIPRO is headed by Azeem Premji who is again a highly noble and honest person. At these troubled times, we need more and more of these noble thoughts to clear hatred and fear being spread by politicians on both side to keep them affixed to their seats. No country can develop in an environment of fear and hatred against each other. Long live this brotherhood!

    • @Aagosh, I really appreciate your views. We, in India and Pakistan badly need to bridge the gulf that exists between the two of us. You are perfectly right when you say that no country, be it Pakistan or India can prosper in an environment of fear and hatred. We too raise our voice along with you and pray, “Long live the brotherhood between the two peoples of India and Pakistan.” Amen.

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