Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pakistan Would Not Have Been Born

On the eve of the Republic Day Celebrations, the bone of contention keeps coming on the mind that what would have happened if persons like Sonia Gandhi had been at the helm of affairs at the time of India's Independence. Wouldn't she welcome Jinnah to become India's Prime Minister to save India from being divided and rescued us from the agony, dismay and horror of breaking the country into three pieces. Happening so, Pakistan would not have born.

In reality, this didn't happen 61 years back. Nehrus and Patels did not have such generosity to invite their erstwhile fellow Congressman Mohd. Ali Jinnah and ask him to rule the united India. Had that been done, no British acumen could have broken apart the country during the historic moment. But that did not happen, and Pakistan had been born with an unquenchable hatred feeling for India.

Allowing Jinnah to become the first Prime Minister of India may perhaps sound ridiculous for many. But an independent and intellectual thought to this may find few takers, if not all. Most Muslims and Pakistanis in particular, still conceive candidly that the Hindus would never have given up leadership to a Muslim ever for a combined India by the sheer majority of population. In that scenario, the Indian Constitution would have been written in a more diligent way to win the hearts of all sections of the society. The head of the government, the Prime Minister would be rotating. The head of the state, the President and the head of the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Supreme court would have more powers and also rotate to accommodate different groups. Had it been so, its people would have been contented with its independence, and India would have become more powerful, self-sufficient and independent than any other nation in the world. We would have thus seen an equal representation of all society in every field which would have been a yardstick for other nations of the world.

If that had happened, the subcontinent, a single nation would have been a terror free, economic and military super power, decisive and more respected throughout the world by the end of eighties, which at present is not. It would then surely keep an edge over China, our irrepressible neighbour, from all fronts because of its democratic lineage and western linguistic advantage.

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