Quaid's prudence.


Byline: Alizah Shazad - Karachi

MOHAMMAD Ali Jinnah initially believed that Muslims and Hindus could coexist, but since he was a visionary, he later realised the people from these two different faiths could not live in peace in the united India.

Jinnah later became the Quaid-i-Azam for Indian Muslims, who rose to struggle for a separate nation on the call of their Quaid. Stanley Wolpert, in his famous 1984 book Jinnah of Pakistan, wrote: 'Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.'

Today, when we celebrate the Quaid's birth anniversary, we see India being ruled by a Modi-led fascist government. There is barbarism against Muslims not only in India-occupied Kashmir, but across India. The recent anti-Muslim Citizenship Amendment Act allows minorities - except Muslims - from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, to migrate to India.

At least 23 people have died in clashes with the police in Uttar Pradesh during protests against the anti-Muslim law, while millions of Muslims in Assam have already been stripped of their citizenship and they live in detention centres.

There is inhuman curfew in Kashmir since the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A, which ended...

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