Are We Living In Jinnah’s Pakistan?

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تمام اقلیتوں کو، خواہ ان کا تعلق کسی بھی مذہب ، فرقے یا گروہ سے ہو، مکمل تحفظ دیا جائے گا۔ ان کا دین و مذہب قطعی محفوظ ہوگا۔ انہیں عبادت کرنے کی مکمل آزادی ہوگی اور اس میں کسی قسم کی دخل اندازی نہیں کی جائے گی۔ ان کے مذہب ، عقائد ، جان و مال اور تہذیب و تمدن کو تحفظ حاصل ہوگا۔ وہ ہر طرح سے پاکستان کے شہری ہوں گے جن کے ساتھ دین یا ذات پات کی بنیاد پر کسی قسم کا کوئی امتیاز روا نہیں رکھا جائے گا۔
پریس کانفرنس ،نئی دہلی، ۱۴ اکتوبر ۱۹۴۷

 

Quaid-e-Azam
Quaid-e-Azam

“…. let me tell you that I shall not depart from what I said repeatedly with regard to the minorities. Every time I spoke about the minorities I meant what I said and what I said I meant.

Minorities to whichever community they may belong; will be safeguarded. Their religion or faith or belief will be secure. There will be no interference of any kind with their freedom of worship. They will have their protection with regard to their religion, faith, their life, their culture. They will be, in all respects, the citizens of Pakistan without any distinction of caste or creed.

They will have their rights and privileges and no doubt, along with it goes the obligation of citizenship. Therefore, the minorities have their responsibilities also and they will play their part in the affairs of this state. As long as the minorities are loyal to the State and owe true allegiance and as long as I have any power, they need have no apprehension of any kind.”

Shahzad and his wife Shama Bibi (2)

Today minoriites are suffering, insecure and marginalized. Though be Christians, Hindus, Sikhs Hazara community or others all suffer. Churches are being attacked, Christians burnt alive their homes burnt to ashes over mere allegations, Hindu girls being abducted, Sikhs murdered, Hazara community targetted. Minorities are forced to think, What kind of country do we live in?