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Muslims in Indian subcontinent in 1947

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Submitted by Berjees Taaj (United States), Apr 12, 2005 at 10:51

I am surprised to see that somebody has commented with incorrect historical facts. The historical and social facts of India of 1947 are unique in the sense that a secular country was divided on the basis of religion.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah the leader of the Muslim League Party and his muslim coleagues did not want to live under one secular nation where majority was Hindus.Even though the leader of the opposing party The Congress led by esteemed leaders like Gahndi and Nehru were willing to let the muslim to be the first prime minister of one united India.

Muslims wanted to have there own country carved out of the Indian subcontinent where the muslims would have the majority and have their own Islamic laws and sharia government. It was the plan of Muslim League to to have only muslims live in Pakistan.

Millions of Hindus and Siks were killed by the Muslims in the areas that was to be called Pakistan and ones who survived had to run for their lifves to Indian side of the border. Pakistan has more than 99% muslim majority.The minorities are rapidly diminishing
in Pakistan and whosoever remain there are living in an abject condition with the ever growing fear of the Muslim extremists.

There are still probably more muslims still living in India than there are Muslims in Pakistan. Millions of muslims enjoy full political, social and freedom of religion in secular India. A dwindling population of Christians in Pakistan live with a fear to worship in their churches lest they should be bombed and killed while in the church.

There were a lot of Hindu temples in Pakistan in 1947 before the Hindus were killed and kicked out of Pakistan.Today you hardly see a Hindu temple or a Siks' place of worship in Pakistan because there are none there.This is a travesty of Indian subcontinent caused
by Muslim Minority in 1947 and still goes on in the other parts of the world as well.

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