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I do not put forward a “demand” for a Moslem state outside the British Empire. Allama Iqbal

October 19, 2009
Few Days Back, Altaf Hussain Founder and Leader of MQM in an Interview said that Allama Iqbal didn’t put forward the Idea of a Seperate Muslim State,
As Usuall the Anti MQM and Altaf Hussain people started raising hues and cries over this interview.
I always consider Altaf Hussain as a Genius Person and leader who is not a lair like other so called political and religious leaders.
So i starts finding the the thing which made Altaf Hussain said the thing he said about Allama Iqbal in his interview.

So finally i found it.

It’s a letter of Allama M Iqbal to the Editor of Daily Times London.
This can be found in the archieves of the Times Newspaper and this piece shows what Altaf Hussain said about Allam Iqbal is absolutely right and in this Note Allama Iqbal accepting that he didn’t put forward the idea of separate Muslim State in Allahbad.

Sir,— Writing in your issue of October 3 last, Dr. E. Thompson has torn the following passage from its context in my presidential address to the All-India Moslem League of last December, in order to serve as evidence of “Pan-Islamic plotting”:

I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind, and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single State. Self-government within the British Empire or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Moslem State appears to me to be the final destiny of the Moslems, at least of North-West India.

May I tell Dr. Thompson that in this passage I do not put forward a “demand” for a Moslem state outside the British Empire, but only a guess at the possible outcome in the dim future of the mighty forces now shaping the destiny of the Indian sub-continent. No Indian Moslem with any pretence to sanity contemplates a Moslem state or series of States in North-West India outside the British commonwealth of Nations as a plan of practical politics..

Although I would oppose the creation of another cockpit of communal strife in the Central Punjab, as suggested by some enthusiasts, I am all for a redistribution of India into provinces with effective majorities of one community or another on lines advocated both by the Nehru and the Simon Reports. Indeed, my suggestion regarding Moslem provinces merely carries forward this idea. A series of contented and well-organized Moslem provinces on the North-West Frontier of India would be the bulwark of India and of the British Empire against the hungry generations of the Asiatic highlands.

Yours faithfully,
Muhammed Iqbal
St. James’s court, S.W.1, Oct. 10.

Note:
Allam Iqbal was the Greatest Philosopher and Poet of his time and this post has nothing to do with his Greatness. The post is meant for Pakistanis who always been fooled by the so called patriots of Pakistan by twisting the History.

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