Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Who Created Pakistan

“Who created Pakistan”?

It was neither Jinnah nor Patel, not even Nehru, or Gandhi. It was the British who fathered Pakistan, which was the product of their illicit and forceful occupation of India and exploitation of her secular fabric over a period of centuries. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Sardar Patel and many other prominent leaders only submitted, some of them humbly and some stubbornly, but they all did submit to the British. The ones like Lala Lajpat Rai, Bhagat Singh, Chander Shekhar Azad, Subhash Chander Bose, to name a few who resisted, were eliminated.

I am no historian but it is evident from the sequence of events that Mohammad Ali Jinnah, popularly called "The Father Of Pakistan", driven by his not so secret desire of ruling an independent Islamic nation, did expedite the process of partition of the country. Had he been a true secularist and a patriot, as some of the Indian politicians now call him, he would have stayed back, as other great leaders like Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Dr. Zakir Hussain and many more Muslims did. Pakistan was born on religious lines as an Islamic state but ironically, more Muslims stayed back and accepted India as their country than the sum total of both parts of erstwhile East and West Pakistan. This negated the two nation theory that Mr. Jinnah propogated and the British executed. I am sure that one day Jinnah will be cursed by his own countrymen to have separated them from the great main land of India. As appeared in some media reports that the Pakistanis are already rejoicing over the revelation made by Jaswant Singh in his book that it was not Mohammad Ali Jinnah but Sardar Patel who was instrumental in the creation of Pakistan. What a change of loyalties towards some one deemed as father for last sixty two years by a nation.

The British not only divided India while departing but also made sure that the region remains unstable by leaving the Kashmir issue unresolved. Subsequently their big brother, America, has assumed the role of supporting and funding Pakistan in its nefarious activities against India. Pakistan inherited all the evil “samskaras” (values) from its illegitimate father. They sent militants supported by their Army into Kashmir valley with in less than a year from the partition of the country, captured a large chunk of Indian territory and till date are laying claim to the state of J&K which is integral part of India. They once again launched an attack on Indian territory in 1965. Not only this, they also troubled their erstwhile East Pakistani brethren to such an extent that India had to intervene when millions of refugees started pouring into its territory to escape the genocide that the Pakistan Army carried out there in March 1971. The eastern part ultimately got liberated with Indian help and became an independent country as today’s Bangla Desh. Pakistan would have been further cut to size, had its godfather, the USA, not marched off its 'Seventh Fleet' into Indian ocean which ultimately resulted into a cease fire but nevertheless meted out a humiliating defeat to Pakistan Army with surrender of its 90,000 soldiers to the Indian Army. To avenge itself on having been balkanized, Pakistan has since been attempting to harm India in one way or the other, creating instability in the region. Today, Pakistan has become the nerve centre of drug cartels and a haven for the terrorists in addition to printing fake Indian currency in its Government press. And God save the south Asian region in case the Pakistan's nuclear button falls in to the hands of the militants that it has been nuturing for so long.

I will request our honorable politicians not to fret and fume over the question as to “who created Pakistan”, but instead, work jointly to safeguard our nation from the evil designs that this rogue state has on India.

P.S. This is in reply to a query raised by a blogger friend in the comments column:-
When i call Pakistan a rogue state, i refer to the Government, the Army, the ISI and the Taliban, who are jointly responsible for the proceedings in that country. Their activities are creating instability in the whole region. I have nothing against the people of Pakistan who are as good or as bad as we are. We are bound by the same culture. That is why i have said in my post above that people of Pakistan will one day curse those who separated them from the Indian mainland.

26 comments:

BK Chowla said...

This is very emotional subject.Our politicians have made this a tool to gain publicity.I agree,it was the British who created Pak.
But Kashmir is a problem created by Nehru.I think time has now come to let historians worry about history and political class must refrain from being selfish

indianhomemaker said...

I agree with you here, and like you say, right now instead of spending precious time and energy in finding out who created Pakistan, these politicians should focus on their own job. But how can they leave any opportunity to politicise...? Now Jaswant Singh has been invited by Amar Singh to join Samajwadi Party.
http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/sp_invites_jaswant_to_join_party.php

Balvinder Singh said...

Yes Mr. Chowla, the question of who created Pakistan is totally irrelavant today. Our leaders need to focus on more relavant things of which the country's security and economy is the foremost. But look what they are keeping themselves busy in.

IHM, yes our politicians are in fact great opportunists and don't waste any time in encashing the other one's weaknesses.

Anonymous said...

those were extraordinary times,with extraordinary events and extraordinary leaders;who were humans and were fallible.
we were lucky to have such great leaders.
there was a fashion in the late nineties to speak ill of gandhi,blaming him for somehow having supposedly made us non violent and non martial,and also for many other wrongs.chandan mitra was talking on ndtv about patel having had a muscular approach.
the fashion then,from the start of the present decade,was to involve nehru in blamegames and all kinds of conspiracies.
the hand of the sangh parivar could be detected behind all these petty campaigns and rubbish.the sangh parivar kind of thinking is based on low level slander.their presence on the national scene was the foundation of such thoughts springing up in the minds of the people.
the lies and the rumours and the cheapness are what have ultimately resulted in the present day events.

Balvinder Singh said...

Anonymous, yes those were extra ordinary times handled by ordinary people with a few extra ordinary amongst them.

But the need of the hour is to remain prepared for meeting any threat physical, economic or otherwise, lurking around us. That can be done only if our leaders come together, cutting across the party lines.

Thanks for the visit.

samurai said...

hi balvinder,
i clicked the wrong button and it came as anonymous,
u ve got to write a post about our relations with china.

Balvinder Singh said...

Yes Samurai, these computer buttons are a very tricky lot. Yes i will write about China some time. Thanks once again.

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

after all tht mess in papers after the book ...
it feels great to read an interestin description :)
nice one :)

Balvinder Singh said...

Sugandha, thanks, yes sometimes i wonder that the plain facts that even we laymen can understand why can't our politicians do so. Or may be they don't want to for many raesons that only they can expalin.

Sugandha, you have a wonderful blog. Went through some posts, will come back there for more.

tim said...

what do you mean by click to go to an email? i dont understand....

Balvinder Singh said...

Tim, in your latest blogpost you have explained that what a trash can mean to different people.

On the E-mail page there is an option "Trash Can" so if you click on that button the mail which has been received will go to the trash can and will ultimately be deleted. I meant the same in my comments there.

tim said...

i am sorry, lol. just really excited. thank you for the comment at all. It is appreciated!!

CY|\|O$|_|RE said...

This topic has lot been discussed from time to time......thnx for giving a nice glimpse to us of our history.....nice discriptn.....

Harpreet Kaur said...

Nice explanation, it shows all polticians love only kursi, nothing else.

Balvinder Singh said...

Thanks, Cynosure. Yes if we go into the history it tells us all.

Thanks Happy, politicians and 'Kursi' are two inseparable items in our country.

Pins N Ashes said...

my two pence: it was the British alright with their divide and rule policy for their own benefit who separated India on communal lines well before 1947...

It just took them so little time for the great work of all our earlier monarchs to be undone.....

It still continues in the form of parties run on these lines, educational institutions and on in other areas...

to the extent that I have been among ppl who support Pakistan or England when India play against them, love a certain Khan or a Kumar for their religious orientation!!

painful...
Ash

Balvinder Singh said...

Ash, yes some of us are very proudly carrying on the legacy of 'Divide and Rule'. It is working to the advantage of so many of our so called leaders. Thanks for the response.

Farishta said...

A very nice description sir, but I beg to differ on one point. Calling Pakistan a rogue state would be generalisation, wouldn't it? I might be wrong as well though. Or did u mean the Government when you said "state" ?
But yes, our politicians definitely need to focus on other issues than a book or who created Pakistan or such things.

sm said...

the time has come to forget the past and worry about dragon.

Balvinder Singh said...

Farishta -- certainly, when i call Pakistan a rogue state, i refer to the Government, the Army, the ISI and the Taliban, who are actually running the country. Their activities are creating instability in the whole region.
I have nothing against the people of Pakistan who are as good or as bad as we are. That is why i have said in my post that people of Pakistan will one day curse those who separated them from the Indian mainland. Thanks for raising the query. I will add this as a clarification to my post as P.S.

Balvinder Singh said...

SM, yes you are right we should worry about the dangers lurking around us instead of wasting our breath on the history. The facts will always remain in the pages of the history. The 'dragon' keeps proding us with its tail from time to time. In fact the rising Indian economic power and our educated youth is seen by them as a greater danger than anything else. That is the very reason that they keep making their presence felt time to time. But you said it right, it's better to be on the gaurd and not to repeat the folly of 1962 by acting as a sitting duck.

Madhu said...

Bavinder, I know I am going to attract a lot of criticism for this post but I really want to tell you what I feel about partition.

Like you said, the British were responsible for partition, but only to an extent. I will explain where I am heading and you can give me your feedback.

Gandhi and Nehru (and the whole Congress) have made serious errors of judgment with their dealings with the Mullas (The Muslim League) between 1920's to early 1940's. They believed that The Muslim league (a party based on faith) will any day follow the secular principles of the Congress. The leagues demands were ignored in 1920's and 1930's by congress, allowing a steady stream of Muslims to leave Congress and join The Muslim League.

In early 1940's, when Congress realizes its mistake and try to pacify The League, it was too late. More or less the entire Muslim population was supporting Jinnah and he had absolutely no reason to listen to Congress. So, the same Jinnah who was a patriot trying to get the British out of India started demanding for a separate nation (for personal and political gains) and succeeded.

But, it is history now. We (Indian govt) should now take measures so that the next partition with in India is not going to be demanded.

Balvinder Singh said...

Madhu, i agree with you 100%. But it is high time that our govt stops the policy of appeasement for minorites, and should concentrate on strengthening the unity of the country. But sadly our politicians are busy digging the graves to examine whether Jinnah and his party were patriots or not. They should leave that to the historians.

Annie said...

Hi.

This is the first time I am reading your blog and it has been an interesting read so far.

I belong to a Mahajir family, living in Pakistan since after partition. Moving here we had to face a lot of issues. To this date we have family who are in India and I also have a very close Indian friend.

As a Pakistani through and through, or atleast that's how I take it and I feel, here is my two cents on the topic.

Jinnah, aka Baba-e-Qaum (which translates to Father of the Nation) I do not believe was power-hungry. However even if he was, I am still proud of him and for every single thing he did for us. He was a secularist, and most of his opinions regarding policy matters and governance were based on secualr notions. The country, unfortunatly or fortunatly, did not shape up like that. Pakistan, now or in the forseeable future, will never be secualr cause it's based on Islam, and its masses will never ever be okay with the idea. I would like to point out that even though I am not a practicing muslim, this is what the majority over here feels.

Furthermore, the people who created Pakistan are dead now. It is people like me and million others who had nothing to do with the partition. We took birth in this country and have grown to think of it as our land, our identity, our first love.

The Pakistanis are already rejoicing over the revelation made by Jaswant Singh in his book that it was not Mohammad Ali Jinnah but Sardar Patel who was instrumental in the creation of Pakistan. What a change of loyalties towards some one deemed as father for last sixty two years by a nation.

Where did you get this impression from?.. I don't believe in being personal during debates, but seriously... this is Ludacris, if nothing else!

What I find to be the most unsettling is the image of Pakistan which is being propogated in the mdeia. It's like no matter who looks this way, all they see are the power-hungry, religious-fanatics who are nothing more than a handful of people. They are by no way, a 100% representation of the People of Pakistan. If Drugs and terrorists is all you see and perceive then you really need to look again.

I agree with the fact that the matter of "who created Pakistan" is no more relevant for your Governement. It is the people which inhibit the country now. Also what your governement needs to do, and I will include my country's governement to the list, is safe guard our people from the hate, bigotry, racism and political turmoil which has been led to breed for too long. ISI will be used against India and RAW will be used against Pakistan for as long as we keep such insecurities against each other alive.

I would love to visit India. From the movies and the books I have read, it sounds like a great country. but do I wish that Pakistan was never to be?.. Do I wish I was an Indian. The answer is a simple, "No".

I hope I made some sense there :)

suBhani said...

I AM A PAKISTANI USING A PSUEDONYM. BORN IN PAKISTAN, I CAME ACROSS MY GRAND FATHER'S DIARIES DEPICTING THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM GRAVITATING AROUND HINDU MONEYLENDERS. WE IN PAKISTAN FIND OUR SELVES FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO GET RID OF ECONOMIC SLAVERY;THATS ANOTHER FACT THAT TODAY WE FIND OURSELVES IN SHACKLES OF IMF WORLD BANK AND THE USA. WHAT I FORESEE IS THAT ANY WEEKENING OF PAKISTAN WOULD DIRECTLY LEAD TO WEAKENING OF INDIA IN THE LONG RUN.IT WOULD BE FAR EASY TO REPLICATE SUCH A MODEL ON INDIA .THE DIFFERNCE WOULD BE THE TIME FACTOR AND AMERICA NEVER MISSES SUCH AN OPPURTUNITY. SO PLEASE BRACE UP FOR SITUATION LIKE IRAQ. AFO -PAKISTAN. HAPPY US INDIA COLLABORATION.

Anonymous said...

If you ask me who created Pakistan, I will say Subhash Chandra Bose.

India has a spirit of non-violence and if at all there was a feeling of violence, then it was easily suppressible with the spirit of non-violence.

Bengal was at the helm in knowledge during those times and one wonders why reasoning did not prevail.

It is cruelty which was needed and not "Give me blood and I will give you freedom" slogan. I think the Japanese must have given him a lesson or two as to what was needed in armed forces operation . . .