TIME TO LEARN
BY JAVED ZAHEER, FREE EXPRESSION AWARD WINNER
TORONTO: Without helping and supporting ourselves and others, we just keep looking upwards towards The Almighty for help, support, blessings and everything. While doing this, we forget that luck favours the brave and God helps those who help themselves.
For real success, progress and prosperity, God wants us to be realistic, practical, sincere, honest, loving and caring. Honestly speaking, most of us lack these qualities and, as a result, keep suffering. This is why we are easily exploited, fooled, tricked, cheated and harmed. This is why we remain dependent on others, become servants and made slaves.
Is there any good reason for God to help us in this condition and situation? The fact is that we mostly disobey, disappoint and anger God and think we are very clever and smart.
Most of those who become wealthy, influential and powerful or consider themselves to be as such lose their balance and senses and start acting as god. They indulge in cruelties, crimes and corruption and even dare challenge The Almighty. They do not fear The Almighty but instead fear losing their wealth, influences, power and position. To achieve and protect their vested interests, they try to conquer the world and make people their slaves.
For their vested interests, they make the lives of people miserable, mercilessly kill them and cause massive destruction. Because they cross the limits, harm the people and dare challenge The Almighty therefore they face His Wrath and are finally stopped and destroyed. They become a lesson for the present and future generations.
Had The Almighty not interfered, helped and supported humanity in this way, the world and people would have been destroyed long ago. Yet we don’t understand this, remain very ungrateful and keep disobeying, disappointing and angering The Almighty.
In 1947, both Pakistan and India gained freedom. Millions of people were mercilessly killed. The Muslims were happy that they carved a separate place for themselves and freedom and opportunities for making their future as per their dreams and plans.
The Hindus and the British Colonial Rulers were happy that the Muslims were divided and weakened and now there was open field for the Hindus to rule India. The powerful voice of Muslims was silenced and made ineffective. Muslims were turned into minority in India and faced bullying and bashing.
Whenever and wherever they started to become influential and strong, planned Hindu-Muslim riots pushed them back into poverty, miseries and instability. Life became difficult for them and they started to curse and blame the Muslims of Pakistan for this condition and situation. They started to hate and dislike Pakistanis. Even now many of them do this.
But slowly, gradually and diplomatically India managed to control the situation. Despite the initial hard struggles and tough challenges, democracy was never threatened or disturbed. Institutions and system were both allowed to emerge and become strong. This helped create awakening, awareness and understanding. The Muslims in India too seem to be living happily and contributing tremendously towards progress, prosperity and stability.
No doubt the fanatics, lunatics, extremists and fundamentalists belonging to Muslim and other communities in India do try to harm the people through conspiracies, riots, exploitation, racism and discrimination but they remain under strict check and discouraged. India is moving successfully towards greater progress, prosperity, stability and becoming a big power.
On the other hand, since 1947, Pakistan faced a very different, difficult and challenging situation. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan, wanted people of all communities and religions to remain united, live and work together, love and respect each other, practice their religion freely and enjoy equality, all rights and freedoms.
Those who divided the Muslim power and planned to keep them divided, weak and dependent on others did not want this to happen. With the help of their poodles and puppets in Pakistan, they continued the international conspiracy game.
In 1948, Mohammad Ali Jinnah passed away (Highly suspected of being murdered by the traitors). The next target was the first Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan. He was assassinated in 1952. This proves that Jinnah’s death was not natural but he was murdered. The conspirators removed both the important pillars and crippled Pakistan.
After the deadly blows, the country faced rough sailings and provided opportunities for the military to impose martial law. Since then the country mostly remained under martial law and military dictators. This is why democracy could not flourish in Pakistan. It was not allowed to flourish. The system and institutions were deliberately destroyed and people made helpless.
In 1971, East Pakistan angrily separated and became Bangladesh. Again, millions of Muslims, both Bengalis and non-Bengalis, were raped and mercilessly massacred. Pakistan faced worst humiliation. Over 90,000 soldiers became prisoners of war. This was really a very painful moment. Muslims became enemies of each other and killed mercilessly. The fact is that even now the Bengalis don’t like Pakistanis.
With the death or murder of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan, Fatima Jinnah and other patriotic leaders, the conspirators and their corrupt partners took charge of Pakistan. The conspirators were successfully implementing their plans of making Pakistan as Kangladesh (Bankrupt state) and people as beggars.
People were cunningly pitted against each other. Now they hate and curse each other and have become blood-thirsty. Rest of the provinces and people consider Punjab and Punjabis as the main culprit and responsible for exploitation of all people and destruction of Pakistan.
In Balochistan and Tribal Areas of Pakistan, Punjabis are hated, not tolerated and being killed openly. This they claim is in retaliation for the exploitation, excesses and merciless killing of the people of the provinces. Now some separatist groups are fighting for independence.
First the Bengalis got fed up with Punjabis and decided to separate. Now others are getting fed up and have started thinking on different lines. This is a really bad sign for Pakistan.
The Urdu-speaking people in Pakistan are taunted as MQMwalas, Panahgir and Bhayya. Those living in Karachi and urban areas of Sindh faced worst kind of violence, disturbances, discrimination and killings. The situation mostly remains very explosive and getting out of control. Killings have become very common.
The MQM leadership keeps warning that if pushed towards the wall and left with no option then the people would have no choice but to fight back. This could result in major bloodshed and civil war situation. The Pathans, Sindhis, Mohajirs, Balochs are all termed as anti-Pakistan and traitors. Then who the hell united, struggled and voted for Pakistan?
All this nonsense, nuisance and stupidity are leading Pakistan and people towards break up, disaster and destruction. Things are getting from bad to worse and out of hand. Pakistanis are being trapped by the conspirators and proving Maulana Abul Kalam and his predictions right.
This is all part of the conspiracies against Pakistan and the people. Through crises and conspiracies, Pakistan is being weakened and pushed towards further division. The people of Pakistan are not being allowed to unite and live as brothers and family. Instead they have been made enemies of each other. The vision, dreams and plans of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan, have been shattered.
Surprisingly, the predictions of Maulana Abul Kalam Muhiyuddin Ahmed Azad about creation and future of Pakistan and plans of the conspirators matched perfectly since 1947 till to-date. A careful look and study would prove that the conspiracy plans are all being executed as predicted or projected by Maulana Azad, who was neither a prophet nor saint nor visionary.
I would dare say that the predictions and Maulana Azad himself were an important part of the conspiracies. The minds of the people were brainwashed and diverted towards Maulana Azad and other such leaders.
Maulana Azad was projected as a great Muslim hero, given extraordinary importance and honour. Why all this? Why not the many other more important, influential, powerful and respected Muslim leaders of the Sub-Continent?
Through Maulana Azad and other such Muslim leaders, the Indian rulers, parties and leaders controlled the Muslims and secured their votes. Muslims no doubt remain important vote bank of the political parties. Those who offered resistance faced riots and bullying by the state and fanatics.
Since 1947, after partition of the Sub-Continent and till now why India has failed to produce even one great true Muslim leader of the calibre of Maulana Muhammad Ali Jauhar, Maulana Shaukat Ali, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan and many others? This justified the creation of Pakistan. Indian Muslims or leaders have miserably failed to produce any such true leaders.
This shows their situation, condition and circumstances and the rights and freedom they enjoy.
Maulana Azad was an Indian Muslim scholar and a senior political leader of the Indian independence movement, who lived from 11 November 1888 – 22 February 1958. He was one of the most prominent Muslim leaders to support Hindu-Muslim unity, opposing the partition of India on communal lines.
Following India's independence, he became the first Minister of Education in the Indian government. He was posthumously awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna in 1992. He is commonly remembered as Maulana Azad. He had adopted Azad (Free) as his pen name. His contribution to establishing the education foundation in India is recognised by celebrating his birthday as "National Education Day" across India.
Whatever happened had happened. It is past and history now. Both Indian and Pakistani people and leaders must learn to forgive and forget. They must work to make their today and tomorrow better and brighter. They must work together, look ahead and move forward.
They must now make efforts to bring both the countries and people closer. Already the divided families and countries have suffered tremendously. It is time to re-unite the people and families for progress and prosperity of the people and the region.
Both the countries and their people must accept and respect each other in the true sense. Whatever the reasons or causes, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are all a reality now. We have to accept this. We must discourage hatred and bitterness and learn to respect, love and care. We have to work and live together as good neighbours.
In the past, Hindu and Muslim leaders worked together in struggling and fighting for just causes and in the interest of all people, communities and humanity. Through division and enmity, this unity and power was destroyed. Both Hindus and Muslims of the region suffered, particularly Muslims.
In order to promote unity, brotherhood and bring people closer and together, we have to foil the sinister conspiracies and expose the responsible parties and players on both sides. They will never allow the people and countries to come closer or live peacefully. It is part of the conspiracies. We need to understand this.
Instead of blindly believing the predictions and propagandas of conspirators and surrendering to the created bad situation and condition, we must focus on how to make both the countries and people really strong and prosperous. All energy, efforts and resources should be used for such important purposes. This is how we can face and defeat the common enemies and conspirators. In the greater interest of the people, we have to unite and do this.
---Javed Zaheer (JAZA/JAYZEE/JZEE), Free Expression Award Winner, Desi Idol Recognition Award Winner, Member/Honorary Director of NEPMCC, Veteran Active Member (VAM) of Toronto Press Club, Ex-Member of The National Club and The Ontario Club, Honorary Editor of English Weekly `Pakistan Abroad’, ex-Chief Editor (Honorary) of English Weekly `The Ambassador’, ex-Senior Sub-Editor of English Daily DAWN, Pakistan, Chairman, CANOPI, and Director, Canpak Camber of Commerce, is contributing purely on Voluntary and Honorary Basis in order to serve all people and communities. Contact: (416)firstname.lastname@example.org. To read more JZ’s exclusive articles, please visit the following websites: www.letstree.com (Pressing needs section), nepmcc.ca and nationalethnicpress.com (Home Pages & Editorial Sections. Scan years from 2004 to 2011.