I admire Jaswant Singh for his guts for writing a book about Mr. Jinnah. I think Jaswant Sing’s remarks are on justice. Everyone who is realistic and realize on the facts, will accept that Mr. Jinnah was a great leader. He needed one united India, he did not start Indo-Pak movement in the begining but after non sincerety of congress he left congress and join Muslim League and started Indo-Pak movement.
I salut Jaswant Sing that he accept the fact. Every indian and every Pakistani should accept this fact.
Mr. Jaswant Singh told whatever in his book is all about responsible element of partition of India
Mollana Abdul Kalaam Aazad also told same topic about in his book INDIA WINS FREEDOM
i think it is all about a ideology that responsible for human blood.
Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is hero of our nation (founder of the Nation) , and for our neighbours - the main Villain who caused the partition of India. So how come the Villain in India , suddenly is in the major headlines and that too , contrary to their viewpoint?
The view-point of both the nations obviously differ. We know the Pakistani view point, that is the Do Qaumi Nazarya (Two-Nation Theory) and Jinnah being the saviour of Muslims of India. On the other side, Indian’s think that Jinnah is responsible for communal violance and division of Indian where millions were killed in the aftermath.
So at this point in time Jaswant Singh has just released a book about our founder “Jinnah: India,Partition,Independence” and he has presented a different view of the leader, in which he has glorified Jinnah as oppose to past criticism; and rather shockingly termed Nehru as one of the principal architects of India’s partition. Lets look at some of the highlights from news reports, as to what Jaswant Singh says about this book and Jinnah;
“If I were not drawn to the personality I wouldn’t have written the book. It’s an intricate, complex personality, of great character, determination”
“It was historically not tenable to see Mr Jinnah as the villain of 1947, It is not borne out of the facts… we need to correct it… Muslims saw that unless they had a voice in their own economic, political and social destiny they will be obliterated.”
“Jinnah’s Muslim League wins all the Muslim seats and yet they don’t have sufficient numbers to be in office because the Congress Party has, without even a single Muslim, enough to form a government and they are outside of the government. So it was realised that simply contesting elections was not enough… All of this was a search for some kind of autonomy of decision making in their own social and economy destiny”.
“Mr Jinnah was a great man because he created something out of nothing”
“He single-handedly stood against the might of the Congress Party and against the British who didn’t really like him … Gandhi himself called Jinnah a great Indian. Why don’t we recognise that? Why don’t we see (and try to understand) why he called him that?”
“He fought the British for an independent India but also fought resolutely and relentlessly for the interest of the Muslims of India … the acme of his nationalistic achievement was the 1916 Lucknow Pact of Hindu-Muslim unity”.
“He was a self-made man. Mahatma Gandhi was the son of a Diwan. All these (people) — Nehru and others — were born to wealth and position. Jinnah created for himself a position. He carved in Bombay, a metropolitan city, a position for himself. ‘He was so poor he had to walk to work … he told one of his biographers there was always room at the top but there’s no lift. And he never sought a lift.”
So what do you think ! we all Pakistanis know he was a great leader and are proud of him. Why would a Nationalist Indian be naive enough to go the other way !
جسونت سنگھ کی کتاب کے اجراء کے موقع پر ہندوستان اور پاکستان کے دانشوروں نے اس کے مخلتف پہلوؤں پر روشنی ڈالی، دہلی سے صلاح الدین کی رپورٹ