The Sangh Parivar, the Saffron Brigade, people subscribing to RSS ideology and even more people have a grudge against Muslims of India. Because of creation of Pakistan. Hence the bill for creation of Pakistan came in our name. It should not have come in our name.
Here are my reasons. Firstly none of the Muslims of India today did anything for the creation of Pakistan - majority of us, most of us were not even born at that time. There were nine crore Muslims in undivided India. For simplicity let us equally divide them into three countries and thus India will get only three crore Muslims at the time of Partition. Let us assume that one third of these were in favour of creation of Pakistan. Ideally none of these was in favour of creation of Pakistan. Otherwise they would have headed for Pakistan but let us take the worst case scenario and that there were one crore Muslims in independent India who wanted creation of Pakistan. How many of them will be alive today? None. Or countably few. We have to discount everyone below the age of 21 at the time of partition and thus every single one of Indian Muslims who were for creation of pakistan would be more than 90 years of age. It is sheer madness to take about twenty crore Muslims today in India for task for the creation of Pakistan because the only few who really wanted it are today in the more than ripe age of above ninety.
This argument should make it abundantly clear how absurd is the idea of blaming Muslims of India today fro creation of Pakistan.
Yet today it is as difficult to say this as it was ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or sixty years ago. This is an irony of gigantic proportions for it affects more than twenty crore Muslims of India.
Secondly the bill for creation of Pakistan should not come in our share because it was not the wary minority of the then India, the Muslims, but the majority community that failed to address the missgivings of the Muslims who later on went for a separate homeland for themselves. If the majority could not asuage the feelings of the minority then they also should not release their frustration of those Muslims who did not do anything towards creation of Pakistan. Indian subcontinet has a proverb to describe such a situation. A potter could not tackle the arguments of his wife so he secretly twisted the ear of his female donkey.
Thirdly if we look geographically then Pakistan is geographically located in the areas where people had already mostly became Muslims on their own accord. It is their land and it is their legitimate right to practice whatever religion they practice and whatever country and nation they create. The majority community of India today has no natural locus standi on their wishes and desires. I wonder if even Pakistanis understand this point even today. "Pakistan ka nam-o-nishan mit jayega", Pakistan will be wiped off the map. That is the usual refrain often heard in India as well as over the media. Really? India certainly stands as a powerful country today but historically the region that is Pakistan today mostly had an upper hand over India. Even if India manages to gobble up Pakistan today, the way China ate up Tibet, then she, India, will not be able to keep Pakistan in her stomach for long.
Fourthly let us take up those times when Pakistan was indeed part of Indian territory. This happened only few times. In Gupta times, in Mauryan times, in Mughal times, in the times of Sikh empire and in the British times. None of these was a Hindu empire. Buddhists, Muslims, Sikhs and the Christians held sway over this vast land but not the bigots of RSS today. It is in view of these arguments that the nonsense dished out by people like Hassan Nisar should be analysed. He is constantly trying to demoralise Pakistanis by talking abouit the negative side of things as these stand today.
But the main point of this note is to give a perspective on what RSS thinks today. She, RSS, has today successfully mobilised the eighty percent majority of India or at least forty crore of them against the Muslims. Muslims in India today are shivering in fear more out of their own cowardice than actual strength of the opponent. How to inspire them so that they face the current dangers with courage is a good question today.
I keep pondering over this issue and at the moment Ido not have many concrete ideas but if Rasoolallah SAW came wth the true faith to us then there has to be a way out and it has to be obvious and clear.
Only if my brothers and sisters were giving me a company.