In the time tested words of Sun Tzu, the celebrated author of The Art of War, ?If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.?
India'srefusal to know its enemies has brought frequent Pak-Bangla terrorist attacks as also crores of Pak-Bangla infiltrators threatening to create one more Islamic country on Indian soil. To understand the reasons of Pak-Bangla aggression, it is essential to know how Pakistan came into existence. Entire Indian sub-continent including the present day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan and even a part of Iran was Hindu land with no Muslim presence till Muhammad bin Qasim'sArab army attacked Sindh in 711. Though Hindus fought bravely to defend their religion and motherland, they lost Afghanistan in 987, and suffered the loss of millions of lives and plunder and destruction of thousands of temples during the repeated Muslim invasions for over a thousand years since they never cared to know about their enemy.
India was under the British from 1857 to 1947 when Muslim League was formed in 1906. Muslim League demanded Pakistan for Muslims in March, 1940.
This is what Muhammad Ali Jinnah (1876-1948), said in Lahore on March 23, 1940 while moving the resolution for the creation of Pakistan: ?Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs, and literatures. They neither inter-marry nor inter-dine together, and indeed they belong to two different civilisations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions. It is quite clear that Hindus and Muslims derive their inspiration from different sources of history. They have different epics, different heroes and different episodes. Very often the hero of one is a 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 up for the government of such a state.? Further, the said Pakistan Resolution demanded a separate homeland for the Muslims of India with these words, ??the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in a majority as in the North-Western and Eastern zones of India should be grouped to constitute ?Independent States? in which the constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereign.? ?Direct Action Day?.
Though the Congress party continued its policy of Muslim appeasement, it could not dissuade Muslim League from demanding Pakistan for Muslims. In the elections held in 1945-46, Muslims voted for the creation of Pakistan. Muslim League launched Direct Action Day on August 16, 1946 to attain Pakistan. This action resulted in slaughter of thousands of innocents. Ultimately, the Congress conceded the demand for Pakistan. And 1947 saw the shrinking of Indian boundaries, and emergence of Pakistan comprising of West Pakistan (the present day Pakistan) and East Pakistan (the present day Bangladesh). Most of Indian Muslims who had demanded Pakistan for Muslims and exchange of population on creation of Pakistan stayed back in India; and did not go to Pakistan. Creation of Pakistan saw eviction of most of Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Though Hindus accounted for 24 per cent of Pakistan'spopulation in 1947; now number just one per cent. In Bangladesh, Hindus numbered 30 per cent in 1947; but now number eight per cent. However, in India, present percentage of Muslim population is much higher than that in 1947. ?Pakistan Day? every year, March 23 is celebrated as ?Pakistan Day?, and is a holiday in Pakistan. March 23 is central to Pakistan'sexistence. On March 23, 1956, Pakistan (including the present day Bangladesh) was declared as an Islamic Republic. East Pakistan became independent as Bangladesh in 1971; and has been declared as an Islamic Republic in 1988.
Not content with driving out Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan and Bangladesh, Pak-Bangla combine wants to create one more Islamic country on Indian soil. To achieve this mission, Pakistan and Bangladesh have dispatched countless terrorists and crores of their nationals into India. March 23, 1940 (Pakistan) resolution debunks multi-culturalism being propagated by fake secularists, left-liberals and other anti-Hindu forces in India.
The said resolution exposes hollowness and falsehood of anti-Hindu multi-cultural industry. Besides, the proponents of multi-culturalism cannot explain why none of the world's57 Islamic countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh believes in multi-culturalism or in extending equal rights to its non-Muslim population. Why to forget history? As per George Santayana (1863-1952), ?Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it?.
Besides being forgotten, history is also being falsified by some sections to paint a rosy picture of Muslim rule in India, and to ignore heroic Hindu resistance to Muslim invaders. Though Muslim League demanded Pakistan as a permanent settlement of Hindu-Muslim problem in the sub-continent, every one in India seems to have forgotten the Lahore resolution of March 23, 1940 demanding Pakistan. And the present Congress-led UPA government is sharing power with Muslim League, and demanding reservation for Muslims in government jobs and educational institutions though there can be no reservation on the basis of religion, and though such reservation for Muslims in India after the creation of Pakistan is untenable. Though Indian history echoes with blood and terror, no effort to learn from history and prevent future terrorist attacks is being made. Way out India is suffering Pak-Bangla demographic aggression and terrorism since it has forgotten how Pakistan had come into existence in 1947. Instead of persisting with a farcical Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangla ?peace process?, India must deport crores of Pak-Bangla infiltrators and curb their daily influx. Besides, in keeping with the doctrine of ?hot pursuit? of international law, terrorist training network in Pakistan and Bangladesh must be smashed; and if necessary, an all out war launched with these hostile nations. Enemies must be crushed; not welcomed and embraced. Chanakya Niti as also Sun-tzu'scelebrated Art of War, and countless episodes of world history emphasize the crushing of enemies before the enemies crush us.
How much more must India lose before it confronts its enemies? India has already shrunk. Let there be no further shrinking of India. Will India remember M.A. Jinnah'sabove-mentioned words uttered in Lahore on March 23, 1940, and take pre-emptive action to prevent repetition of the events of 1947 and creation of more Pakistans on Indian soil?
(The author, former Commissioner Income Tax, can be contacted at e-mail is [email protected])