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Mainstream, VOL L, No 1, December 24, 2011 (Annual 2011)

More on M.A. Jinnah

Tuesday 27 December 2011



With reference to the rejoinder of Dr Ajeet Jawed published in your esteemed journal dated November 26, 2011, I want to accept that M.A. Jinnah was a secular nationalist and joined the Muslim League on the advice of Gokhale to rescue it from the fanatics. But why did the saint become a sinner?

Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on August 14 every year. Why? Because it was born one day before India became independent. They did not want to live even for a day under Hindu majority rule. Therefore, they demanded Divide and Quit. They wanted the British to divide India first, establish Pakistan and then Quit. They could not tolerate Hindu rule for even a day. Jinnah led the Muslim League and became the founder of Pakistan due to his over-weening ambition of becoming the Father of Pakistan. If Jinnah had continued to oppose the fanatics with his secular and nationalist arguments, then the turn of events would have been quite different. But he became their agent and caused the massacre and displacement of millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. He became the figurehead on their dead bodies.

Muslim historians have been trying to white-wash history for the last many years. They want to hide the sins of the past and present them as non-events. Aurangzeb is also presented as a saintly figure. The fact is that he martyred Guru Tegh Bahadur in Chandni Chowk after levelling dirty charges at him. Should we not burn the effigy of Aurangzeb on the Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj every year? If the effigieis of Ravana, Kumbhakarna, Meghnad can be burnt on Dusshera, why shouldn’t the effigy of Aurangzeb be burnt?

Dr Ajit Jawed is also engaged in the exercise of painting black as white and fooling the people which is a pastime of Marxist historians. The most gruesome tragedy struck this unfortunate subcontinent only 64 years ago but not a single piece of literture worth the name has been written. The reason is that the writers of India are mostly high-caste therefore dishonest. They were not affected by the partition. Therefore they do not feel the pain. The media is on the side of the oppressors of yesterday and imperialists of today. It is their propaganda machine to buttress their position. I have measured the highness of the high-castes. It is too low.

Only Dr B.R. Ambedkar was honest and fearless in his writings.

A.L. Rawal (Associate Professor, DCAC, Delhi University)

Netaji Nagar, New Delhi 110023

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