[Reader-list] "We are ready for jihad, we are ready for jihad!”

Kshmendra Kaul kshmendra2005 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 24 16:55:23 IST 2010

Jihad! Jihad! Jihad! Nothing new. Maybe this news item will serve as some education for those idiotic Indians who have very little understanding about the realities of Pakistan.
Something else in the news item caught my attention.
It is astonishing how many Pakistanis have no idea that the "Lahore Resolution" 23rd March,1940 cannot be called "Pakistan Resolution" since no such concept as "Pakistan" featured in that Resolution.
One would have expected journalists to know better but I guess some Pakistani journalists are just like some India journalists not bothered with facts.
The 1940 Lahore Resolution did not even have any mention of one separate country. It said:

"Resolved that it is the considered view of this Session of the All-India Muslim League that no constitutional plan would be workable in this country or acceptable to the Muslims unless it is designed on the following basic principles, viz., that geographically contiguous units’ are demarcated into regions which should be constituted, with such territorial readjustments as may be necessary that the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North Western and Eastern Zones of (British) India should be grouped to constitute Independent States in which the constituent units should be autonomous and sovereign."
That adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards should be specifically provided in the constitution for minorities in these units in the regions for the protection of their religious, cultural, economic, political, administrative and other rights and interests in consultations with them and in other parts of (British) India where the Mussalmans (Muslims) are in a majority adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards shall be specifically provided in constitution for them and other minorities for the protection of their religious, cultural, economic, political, administrative and other rights and interests in consultation with them."
It was at this session of the Muslim League that Jinnah shared the following thoughts:

"The Hindus and the Muslims belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs, and literature. They neither inter-marry, nor inter-dine together, and indeed they belong to two different civilizations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions. Their aspects on life are different. It is quite clear that Hindus and Muslims derive their inspirations from different sources of history. They have different epics, their heroes are different, and they have different episodes. Very often the hero of one is foe of the other, and likewise, their victories and defeats overlap. To yoke together two such nations under a single state, one as a numerical minority and the other as a majority, must lead to growing discontent and the final destruction of any fabric that may be so built for the government of such a state."

--- On Wed, 3/24/10, Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Pawan Durani <pawan.durani at gmail.com>
Subject: [Reader-list] "We are ready for jihad, we are ready for jihad!”
To: "reader-list" <reader-list at sarai.net>
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 9:28 AM


Hardliners vow jihad to liberate Held Kashmir

* 5,000 people attend a rally held in Kotli to mark Pakistan Day

KOTLI: Militants on Tuesday vowed to wage jihad to liberate Kashmir
from Indian control.

About 5,000 people attended a rally in Kotli in Azad Jammu and
Kashmir, shouting, “We are ready for jihad, we are ready for jihad!”

The gathering marked the anniversary of the 1940 Pakistan Resolution,
in which Indian Muslims decided to struggle for a separate country
following independence from British rule. Pakistan was born seven
years later.

“Diplomacy, talks and negotiations spanning several decades have not
worked,” said Syed Salahuddin, chairman of the United Jihad Council,
which consists of 16 religious groups, militant outfits and political

“The only way to liberate Kashmir is jihad,” said Salahuddin, who also
leads Hizbul Mujahideen.

He denied that jihadi groups were behind attacks within the country.

Tuesday’s rally was also attended by leaders of Jamaatud Dawa.

A resolution adopted after the meeting said, “Jihad will continue
until India ends its occupation of Kashmir.”

India and Pakistan have remained arch foes, with relations between the
South Asian nuclear-armed rivals further strained since the 2008
attacks on India’s financial capital Mumbai, which New Delhi blamed on
Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, a Pakistan-based terrorist outfit.

In late February, the two sides held their first official talks since
the Mumbai siege, but they ended with few concrete developments.

More than 3,100 people have been killed in suicide attacks and bomb
blasts across the nation since July 2007, which are blamed on
militants opposed to the government’s alliance with the United States.
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