Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pakistan, Now or Never

The Pakistan Declaration (titled Now or Never,  Are we to live or perish for ever) was a pamphlet
published in January 1933 by Choudhury Rahmat Ali, and was supported by Muhammad Aslam Khan Khattak, Sahibzada Sheikh Mohd Sadiq, Inayat Ullah Khanin which the word Pakistan was used for the first time and was presented in the Round Table Conference in 1933.
The pamphlet asked that  "the five northern units of India" - Punjab,Afghan  (north-west Frontier Province),  Kashmir,Sindh and Baluchistan or Pakistan become a state independent of the proposed Indian federation.
After the publication of the pamphlet the name of Pakistan grew in popularity and led to the Pakistan Movement, and the creation of Pakistan as an state in due course.
The three persons, 1. Allama Iqbal, 2. Coudhury Rahmat Ali, and3. M.A.jinnah pioneered and established the idea of Pakistan since 1933.
Statement and Sayings :   
Allama Iqbal said : I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind,Baluchistan, amalgamated into a single state. self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Muslim State appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims, at least of North-West India.
    Choudhury Rahmat Ali said ; At this solemn hour in the history of India, when British and Indian Statesmen are laying the foundations of a federal constitution for that land, we address this appeal to you, in the name of our common heritage, on behalf of our thirty million Muslim brethren who live in Pakistan , by which we mean the five northern units of India, Viz, Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, kashmir, Sind,and Baluchistan - for your sympathy and support in our grim and fateful struggle against political crucifixion and complete annihiliation.
Quad-e-Azam said; It is extremely difficult to appreciate why our Hindu friends fail to understand the real nature of Islam and Hinduism. They are not religious inthe strict sense of the word , but are, in fact, different and distinct social orders, and it is a dream that the Hindus and Muslims can never evolve a common nationality , and this misconception of one Indian nation has troubles and will lead india to destruction if we fail to revise our notions in time.