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Sword, please please ......

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in response to reader comment: Why killing a peace activist ?

Submitted by Sarah (Sweden), Mar 18, 2006 at 18:17

You have heard the name of Gandhi from the discussions between Hind Samy and Danish/American, and from their posts perhaps, your funny theory about creation of Pakistan came to your mind. Also you're trying to shift the focus on India-Paksitan issue, so that we do not ask you any question about your idea on God...(quite understandable ;-))

However, you probably do not know that Muslims were not the loyal servants of the British Raj- Hindus were. Muslims had always been a headache for the British rulers, because East India Company took over from the Muslims, not from the Hindus. When British rulers ceme, they were welcomed by the Hindus. Hindus quickly learnt English (with their strong accent, of course) and joined the government offices (mainly as clerks) to assist their masters. Yes, Hindus also understood the need of freedom, but that was after centuries since the British Company came.

You heard the name of the great Indian Leader Gandhi, but not the names of Jinnah, Allama Iqbal, the Muslim League...You don't know about the uprising against colonial rulers in Muslim dominated East Bengal. Gandhi was not alone. Congress and Muslim league were protesting against colonial rules simultaneously. Gandhi was the leader behind India's Independence, and Jinnah was behind Pakistan's independence. These two countries got independence at the same time, like twin children. Therefore, your claim regarding Gandhi being the 'one and only hero' behind the Independence of Pakistan is rediculous! I would request you to please read books before you float a strange theory- specially regarding history- at this board.

Have a great weekend, Sword!.Pease please please go out with Dinesh and enjoy some chicken tikka masala at the Indian food restaurant 'Memories of India' at Cromwell road, central London. Send the bill to me, I'll be happy to keep you away from this board for an hour or two. ;-))

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