Rattled by PM’s call for observing August 14 as ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’, Jamaat-e-Islami’s political outfit, the Welfare Party of India (WFI), has requested PM Modi to withdraw the call. In his letter, Party’s National President, Dr SQR Ilyas, addressed the PM and said that August 14 is also the independence day of Pakistan and would result in ‘jeopardising our relationship with our neighbouring country.’
Ilyas also laments amount to the ‘further division and polarisation’ of society. He was also seen whitewashing the atrocities committed by the Islamists in Pakistan who killed and tortured Hindus and Sikhs by saying that atrocities happened on both sides.
The WFI National President also tries to minimalise the horrors of partition by calling it ‘an old crime carried out before 75 years.
The WFI’s stand of ‘Partition Horrors Remembrance Day’ raises a serious question: whether they are more concerned about the independence day of Pakistan or stand by millions of Indians affected by the partition.