The Elders of the All India
Congress, tried their best that the Britishers, on leaving the Sub-continnent,
should hand over the control of United India to the Congress. They tried their
best to make the English Rulers believe that in India there was only one nation
and that it was “Indians” They did their utmost to prove that the Congress was
the only representative of all the people (even Muslims) of India The Alien
rulers accepted Congress’s claim because Master Tara Sing, the Sikh leader, and
some of the Muslim leaders like Ab-ul- Kalam Azad, the youngest president of All
India Congress in 1923 A.D. and after Independence, the first Education Minister
of Bharat. This was because both the leaders and many others who opposed the
Partition of India, were assured that in United India, the affairs of the
country would be run under a “Secular” Constitution safeguarding the rights of
people, without keeping in mind their religious inclinations.
Amomg those who vehemently opposed Quaid –i- Azam’ Two Nation Theory, was Dr.
Maulana Ab-ul-Kalam Azad. In recognition of his valuable services in opposing
the All India Muslim League’s efforts for a separate homeland for the Muslims of
the Sub-continent, he was held in high esteem by the Congress. He was honoured
to be President of All India Congress in 1923 and thereafter Ist Education
Minister of Bharat after independence. However, before his death, he wrote
something on a piece of a paper, packed it in an envelope, with instructions “To
be opened after 25 years of my death” and handed it over to the Congress
leadership. On due date, all the eminent leaders of the Congress gathered to
enlighten themselves with the much awaited contents of the envelope kept in the
safe of office of the Congress for such a lomg time. Every one with high
heart-beat was making his own guess.
The envelope was opened. It contained a short and simple statement “Mr. Jinnah
was right.” The Congress men were dismayed, became mum, bewildered completely,
not knowing what to do!! Maulana Ab-ul –Kalam Azad’s statement can be
interpreted in many ways:
a. It was a great tribute to Jinnah’s towering personality; a well reputed
barrister, a great politician and the most prominent statesman. Alas! Because of
some compulsions he (Ab-ul-Kalam Azad) could not accept Jinnah’s leadership,
rather preffered to work against Jinnah!!
b. It was a homage to Jinnah for the righteousness of his mission / cause for
which he did not budge an inch, and despite the connaivance of Governor General
Mount Batton, the Hindus and many of the Ulmaa from the Muslims, Jinnah
continued his struggle and despite heavy odds, he succeeded in convincing the
Rulers that the Muslims were a separate nation in India, hence attained a
separate homeland for the Muslims.
c. It was repentance that Ab-ul-Kalam Azad had not sided with Jinnah. Had he
done so, the biggest human migration in history (200 m had to leave their
ancestral home to reach Pakistan), the unprecedent blood – shed (5 m Muslims
were slaughtered by the Hindus and the Sikh exteremists) due to Communal riots
erupting before, during and many years after emergence of Bharat as “Secular
State” and closal loss of property due to burnig, looting and damaging by the
Hindu mobs, could had been avoided. The process of character assassination of
Muslim heroes, anything belonging to the Muslims put on the hit list and new
meanings/interpretations given to historical facts by the Hindus dominated
Congress govt. of which he was an important figure, could have been avoided.
Annexation of Hyderabad through military invasion and entry of Indian Armed
Forces into Muslim dominated state of Jammu and Kashmir, all happened while he
was in Indian Congress. Alas, he could not raise his voice!!
d. A compliment to Mr. Jinnah’s foresight as Jinnah was sure that minorities
would not be safe in Bharat. The Secular Constitution of Bharat would not
protect their rights. This was proved through the bitter treatment meted out to
the Muslims, the Dalits, the Sikhs and other communities. The Hindu mentality
dominated everywhere, in all fields. Sikkam and Bhutan lost their identity.
Ab-ul-Kalam Azad could not foresee this happening right from Day-1.
The elders of Congress, in 1947, declared India to be a “Secular State”. This
fact was also mentioned in Indian Constitution (drafted by Maulana Ab-ul Kalam
Azad) and the Indians were proud of it. However, this claim, as proved from the
treatment the minorities met at the hands of the Hindus, did not stand to the
The minorities, especially the Muslims, remained at the hit list. The Hindu
Govts have always been trying their best to reduce this minority to “Third Rate
Citizens” of the State. Thousands of mosques (Including the historical Babri
Masjid), madaras and other educational/charitable institutions have been
demolished, burnt, closed or taken over by the Govt on one pretext or the other.
The syllabuii in educational institutions have been changed and personalities of
the Muslim heroes have been depicted altogether differently. The history of the
Sub-continent has been rewritten suiting the Hindu mentality. The innumerable
Communal riots bursting from time to time in various parts of India brought
misiries to the Indian Muslims in the form of deaths, wounds, loss of honour,
dignity, property, destruction of means of earning livelihood and absence of
peace of mind. These riots had also adverse demographic effects for the Muslims.
The Muslims lost their due representation in Local, Provincial and Federal
Assemblies. Resutantly they were never in a position to voice effectively for
their rights. The Muslim youth, suffered in every field: education, jobs and
promotions. Hyderabad was invaded on the day when the Pakistanis were mourning
death of “Father of the Nation.” India entered her Army, in Jammu and Kashmir
under the cover of a fraudulent pact with Maharaja, copy of which, till todate,
is not shown at any forum.
The Sikhs have also been dealt accordingly. The Province of East Punjab, after
adding small areas here and there, was divided into three provinces, only to
remove the “Cutting Teeth” of the Sikhs. The Golden Temple was raided and
desecrated only to prove that the Hindu India was not bothered about the
religious places/feelings of the Sikhs. Look at the losses of men (30.000 in a
few days were murdered in Dehli only) and property, the Sikhs had to bear due to
reaction shown by angry extremist Hindus, immediately after Indra Ghandi’s
Murder!! It really broke the back -bone of Sikh militants, as well as the
community - never to rise again. This made the Sikh community meek, weak and
completely subservient to the Hindus. The Sikhs, just like the followers of
Janism and Buddhaism, are slowly being merged into Hinduism. Presently they
provide agricultural products to the country and human fodder to the Armed
Forces only to be consumed in supperession of freedom movements or for commiting
atrocities on the down trodden segments of the Indian society.
The Dilats though not a potent threat to the Hindus, yet have also been the
targets of the Hindus. Despite in great numbers, the Dalits have never been a
potent threat to Brahaman India’s soveregnity and integrity. However, Dr. Umbeed
Kar, a very popular Dalit leader, besides his lifelong struggle, could not
achieve any thing worthwhile for the Dalits. He was enticed by the hypocracy of
the Congress leardership. Whatever was assured to him for the Dalits, in the
Indian Constitution, was never put into practice. Resultantly the Dalits till
today feel highly insecure in practicing their customs, rites and other social
obligations. They are deprived of justice, education, jobs and
advancement/promotions, as assured to them in the Indian Constitution. The cases
of murder, rape, beating, hanging and defaming/ degrading at the hands of high
class Hindus, are on the increase. Their present leader Maya Mati has been
abused publically with four purposes:
1. To prove to the Dalits that the Hindus damn care for the leaders of other
2. The Dalits should not fly high, and know their worth.
3. To convey a threat directly to Maya Mati, to curtail her political
4. To counter the possibility of emergence of any worthwhile leadership among
asassiniation of political career of Dalits’ leadership.
What the RSS and other extremist Hindu Organizations, having their tentacales in
all the provinces, are going to do with the Secular India is as clear as the
shining sun. They are all out to make India a “HINDU STATE” and they have full
support of Prime Minister Narender Moodi and many Provincial Govts. The Indian
Constitution will be amended accordingly, and thereafter the minorities will
have only one of the three options:
1. Accept Hinduism, or
2. Face death, or
3. Leave the country for ever with no valuables to be taken away!!
Will the non - Hindu communities let that happen? The sooner they realize the
danger the better it will be. But time is running short!! They should set aside
their differences and fight for their rights collectively.