I came across a statement by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan where he said that “We will show the Modi government how to treat minorities Even in India, people are saying minorities are not being treated as equal citizens”. I think that Imran Khan is not aware who second class citizens are and how they live in merciless conditions.
If they want to see the history of second class citizens then they must look into what happened to the minority of Tamils in Sri Lanka when their voting rights, educational rights were taken away by the government. This led to a civil war which lasted for more than two decades and took the lives of many people including our former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and 1200 Indian soldiers. Imran Khan can also go to Myanmar and see the condition of Rohingyas first and then he should say anything to us.
There’s no doubt that Bulandshahr violence was a dark spot on Indian democracy and the brutal murder of inspector Subodh was a tight slap on the face of law and order machinery of Uttar Pradesh. And that is why recently more than 80 IAS, IFS, ICS officers have written a letter to PM Narendra Modi asking him to suspend Yogi Adityanath from the post of CM of Uttar Pradesh which is a valid demand – because he is not fit for the post of UP CM and either his government should be suspended under article 356 which talks of President rule or either he should resign willingly.
The first option is not suitable because BJP has a clear mandate in the state and therefore the second option is required for a stable government at this moment – the same views also came when Muzzafarnagar riots happened due to the negligence of Akhilesh Yadav’s government.
This clash has happened due to Naseerudin Shah’s remarks that he feels afraid here after the Bulandshahr violence, where the accused of cow slaughter were arrested but not inspector Subodh’s murderers who have been identified from the day of violence. The perpetrators apparently even made videos while committing this crime and just because of Shah’s remark Imran Khan has made the statement similar to what Qaide e azam said that after Independence, “Muslims will become second class citizens in India”. But I would like to say thanks to Naseerudin Shah who recently slammed Imran Khan in an interview given to Sunday Express by saying “I think Mr Khan should be walking the talk in his own country instead of commenting on issues that don’t concern him. We have been a democracy for 70 years and we know how to look after ourselves”
You said that Jinnah was against the British – then why he did he support British against Quit India Movement? Why did he support British when every person in undivided India was against the British rule? Moreover, this was the same Pakistan where Fatima Jinnah faced many political issues after the death her brother Muhammad Ali Jinnah. This was same Pakistan which was rejected by Jinnah’s daughter Dina Wadia.
In the book by Fatima Jinnah named ‘My Brother’ she has alleged that the leaders of Muslim League, and especially Prime Minister Liyaqaut Ali Khan wanted Jinnah’s death in 1948. This was the same Pakistani government which massacred 3 lac people in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) as stated in Habib Ur Rehman Committee report, and everyone knows about the military actions which were taken by President Zulfekar Ali Bhutto to crush armed struggles in Baluchistan, Pakhtunwala. So, do you really think that this is the Pakistan Jinnah dreamed of?
If you see the political history of Muslim League – before the partition of Bengal, Khyber Pakhtunwala Muslim League was in power or if I talk about Khyber Pakhtuwala or NWFP there from 1937-47 – Indian National Congress Came to power twice and Muslim league only once. During Partition congress was in power in NWFP and in Bengal. They formed a coalition government with Hindu Mahasabha in Punjab, and they were not in power in Sindh, Baluchistan where a Communist party was in power. How come Jinnah become the leader of Muslims when he was not in full majority in Muslim provinces?
So, it is my humble advice to PM Imran Khan to look after his own country and don’t care about ours. And if he has any doubt he should check the comments/tweets by our Indian Muslim brothers and sisters who are slamming him for his remarks. He should also read Naseerudin Shah’s remarks on his statement that will be an eye opener for him.