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AKHAND BHARAT
Akhand Bharat rection to Ram Madhav
Feb 2016

REACTION  TO RAM MADHAV

We pray that Pakistan and Bangladesh do not reunite with India so long as Islam is a reality.  An amalgamation of the three countries would meant an immediate rise of Muslim population to 40 per cent.  That in turn would result in a Muslim getting elected every time as prime minister. Back to the era of the sultanate and moghuliat, which would be a veritable disaster for the Hindus and their ethos.  So also for the Christians and the Sikhs.Don't you realize Shri Madhav that a world war is on between the Islamists on the one hand, and the rest of the world? Why do you want to make Bharat Mata the war theatre of this war? Why ? Do explain? Why do want to destroy our beautiful civilization?
 
Furthermore, Indian commentators should not lose sight of the following observations made by eminent Muslim Leaders regarding the genesis of Pakistan. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan's Statement (1887-88). Syed Ahmed was knighted in 1876 and sat as Member of the Governor General's Legislative Council from 1878 to 1883.  In this capacity, his most notable action was his successful insistence that Muslim should receive separate nomination to the local self government institutions which were created by Lord Ripon.  His speech on this occasion deserves to be quoted at some length for its influence on subsequent  Muslim political thought: The system of representation by election means the representation of the views and interests of the majority of population and in countries where population is composed of one race and one creed, it is no doubt the best system that can be adopted.  But in India where caste distinctions still flourish and where religious distinctions are still violent, I am convinced that the introduction of the principle of election, pure and simple, for the representation of various interests on the local boards and the district councils would be attended with evils of greater significance.  Therefore the system of election, pure and simple, cannot be safely adopted.  The larger community would totally override the interest of the smaller community.
 
Towards the end of Syed Ahmed's life, The Indian National Congress was founded. It pressed for an increase in representative government for India and recruitment of Indians for government services by open competitive examination. Syed Ahmed opposed the Congress demand. His speeches on the subject at Lucknow and Meerut in 1887-88 greatly influenced the subsequent demand for Pakistan. He declared in these speeches:  If in your opinion the peoples of India do form one nation, then no doubt competitive examination may be introduced. Are the Mohammadans attained to such a position as regard higher English Education which is necessary for higher appointments as to put them on a level with Hindus or not? Most certainly not. The proposals of the Congress are exceedingly inexpedient for a country which is inhabited by two different nations….Now suppose that all the English were to leave India then who would be rulers of India? Is it possible that under these circumstances two nations--- the Mohammadan and Hindus could sit on the same throne and remain equal in power?  Most certainly Not.  It is necessary that one of them should conquer the other and thrust it down. To hope that both could remain equal is to desire the impossible and the inconceivable. Syed Ahmed died in 1898. In politics he had stated that the Muslims were a nation who could not and must not be submerged in a system of government by majority vote. The Pakistanis therefore rightly claim him as one of the fathers of their country.
 
Justice Ameer Ali (1849-1928) : A barrister of Lincoln's Inn, he was the first Indian Muslim to become a High Court Judge and the first Indian to be a member of the British Privy Council. In 1891 he published The Spirit of Islam. Ameer Ali took little part in politics. One occasion, in which he intervened was of considerable importance. In 1909, he led a deputation and persuaded a somewhat reluctant Secretary of State, Lord Morley, to grant the Muslim separate electorate in the reforms of 1909.Sir Muhammad Iqbal (1873-1938) is universally recognized in Pakistan as the great poet and Prophet of the Nation. In 1930-32 he attended the Round Table Conference in London. Like Syed Ahmed, he was opposed to Muslim participation in the Indian National Congress and in favour of communal elections and separate communal representation in the services.  In two important speeches towards the end of his life, he foresaw the development of Pakistan.
 
In 1930 in his presidential address to the Muslim League, ten years before the League adopted this programme of Pakistan, he stated. I would like to see the Punjab, North West Frontier Province, Sind and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single state.  Self government  within the British Empire or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North Western Indian Muslim State, appears to be the final destiny of the Muslims at least of North West India.  The life of Islam as a cultural force in this country very largely depends on its civilization in a specified territory… the principle that each group is entitled to free development on its own lines. None of the three leaders - Syed Ahmed, Ameer Ali and Iqbal - was a politician but each one emphased the need for separate Muslim electorates. Pakistan came into existence because, inspite of the safeguard which were from time to time offered them, the majority Indian Muslims did not eventually feel that their religious, economic, cultural, and political rights would be secure in independent India. The Partition of India took place because the Indian Muslim felt themselves to be Muslims before they were Indians.  
 
Choudhry Rahmat Ali's statement (1933):  Everything separated the Hindus from the Muslims, geography, race, heart and soul, religion, culture, history, tradition, literature, economies, tip of inheritance, customs, calendars, and dress and food. Pakistan was not to be the home land for the Muslims of Hindustan. Pakistan was to be the land of the millet, a moral anchor for the Muslims of Hindustan. In 1940, to win the support of Muslims of Hindustan, Jinnah subtly changed the goal: Pakistan was to be the homeland of the Muslims of Hindustan and not merely the land of the millet carved out laws in land in which they were in a majority.  Earlier, in 1928 a book titled The Indian Muslims by "an Indian Mohammedan" was published in London. It stressed that within the frontiers of India lived two nations, the Hindus and the Muslims.

 

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