How much different from Jinnah is Pakistan’s new Jinnah?
For the people of Pakistan, the 25th December has a double importance. On this day where the Christian country of Pakistan, Jesus Christ, celebrates the birth anniversary of his founder, Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The people here call them a law-azam, or a great leader. Like in other countries, Pakistan has a public holiday on this day. This holiday is given on the occasion of Christmas, not on Jinnah’s birthday.
The right wing of the country and the ruling party does not want to declare a public holiday at any such festival that is linked to the West and non-Muslim roots. The declaration of public holiday in respect of Jinnah can be justified. Religion is the biggest contributor to determining the image of today’s Pakistan.
But does all this match Jinnah’s ideas? Did they want a religious country based on the principles of religion? And did he want to create a country where people who believe in every kind of faith could do it?
And did they want to make Pakistan a secular state?
Historian and commentator Yasir Latif Hamdani says, “Jinnah had mentioned in his 33 speeches about the importance of civil rights, democracy and equal rights of minorities.” They say that the principles of Islam are based on equality. ”
He adds, “But whatever is happening in Pakistan does not match Jinnah’s ideas.”
Yasir, the anti-hostile party, referring to the recently held Rasool of Labbak Allah in Faizabad, saying that it was exactly the opposite of Jinnah’s wishes.
Historian Jinnah’s False Image
Image of Jinnah
Historian Mubarak Ali believes that in the last few years, so-called historians of Pakistan deliberately fabricated the image of Jinnah as a saint and a religious person. And it has been done with a special purpose so that the right wing can tell the religious traditions going on in the country or near Jinnah’s dream.
“These so-called historians are trying to create a false image that Jinnah was completely separated from secularism and Indian nationalism and was not against the British.” Mubarak Ali believes that this “new Jinnah” is completely different from Jinnah and has lost its historical importance.
Burial of ideas
But who was the real Jinnah? Mubarak Ali real sees Jinnah as a secular thinker. Although he agrees that Muhammad Ali Jinnah used religion for politics. But did not use religion in a way that separates politics.
Mubarak Ali says, “He made it clear that Pakistan would not become a religious country.”
Yasir Latif Hamdani also agrees that “the idea of law and order was broken, and all those illusions were linked to them, which are exactly the opposite of their thinking.”
Yasir believes that Jinnah’s idea of Pakistan was buried for the first time in 1974, when the Parliament of Pakistan had amended the Constitution and declared Ahmadi a non-Muslim.
‘Jinnah was not a religious person’
‘Jinnah was not a religious person’
This was followed by the dictator General Zilla ul Haq and now the way the government has compromised with Faizabad protesters, Pakistan has become a religious country, which is contrary to Jinnah’s dream.
Mubarak Ali believes that Jinnah was rich in personality but the country’s leaders deliberately decided to ignore him.
“He was the person who came to his point of view, honest, dedicated and excellent professional lawyer, he does not like politicians to talk on the integrity of his justice, so these people talk about their religiousness, whereas the truth is that he is not a religious person. Were.”
Analyst Yasir Latif Hammadani says that Jinnah wanted to make Pakistan a modern democratic country. Where every citizen is free and equal, he believes in any religion and ideology. But the constitution of Pakistan does not allow the non-Muslims to be the prime minister and the president. Yasri says that this Jinnah could not have been in Pakistan.
Mubarak Ali feels that Jinnah has a lot of confusion in Pakistan. “Jinnah had said that Pakistan could not be a religious country but he did not make it clear whether it would be secular or democratic.”
According to Yasir Latif Hamadani, Jinnah’s thinking was clear for Pakistan. The country’s first law minister was Hindu and he was appointed by Quaida Azam. Yasir says, “Two days before partition, Jinnah had formed a committee for fundamental rights, six members of which were Hindus, so they were very clear, equality for them was the basic principle of the state.”
Historian Mubarak Ali believes that instead of living in history, Pakistan should make its own path itself.
He says, “Pakistan is not the property of Jinnah, this country belongs to its people. We should make Pakistan according to today’s circumstances, not according to Jinnah’s thinking.”
But Yasir totally disagrees with this. He says that Jinnah is the founder of the country and he is relevant to Pakistan and will remain.