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Who Was Responsible For Partition
By Sanjeev Nayyar, September 11 2009 [esamskriti@suryaconsulting.net]

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Surely there are many events prior to and after 1941 that accentuated the Hindu Muslim divide which eventually resulted in Partition. It is not possible to cover all of them in this article. A summary of the points made above are:

•  It is a myth that Nehru, Jinnah or Patel were responsible for Partition. They were actually implementing
    the partition plan that was scripted in the 19th century.
•  The Hindus were apprehensive that the Muslims wanted to rule India again. The Muslims feared that under the
    principal of one man one vote, it would be a government for and by the Hindus.
•  Separate electorates for Muslims, reservations, caste and religion based divisions are some of the tactics used by
    the British to divide India.
•  The Muslims realized that by virtue of having a larger population, the Hindus would have a larger say in the
    Government. Hence they insisted on equality, parity with Hindus. To this day Pakistan wants to have parity with
    India on all key matters, size of population and economy notwithstanding.

I sincerely wish that Indians read, understand the underlying thoughts behind Partition and correlate them with contemporary issues concerning India and Pakistan, Hindus and Muslims.

A back to back reading of Dr B R Ambedkar’s book ‘Thoughts on Pakistan’ is a necessity to achieve this objective.

Also read
1.Thoughts on Pakistan
2.Khilafat Movement
3.Words of Muhammad Iqbal
4.Aligarh Movement
5.History of Urdu


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