We are grateful to the learned writer on a Discussion List for his views. The point to note is this: AS SOON A COUNTRY GOES UNDER THE SWORD OF ANOTHER POWER, HER MISERIES BEGIN.
INDIA DID NOT THROW OUT THE FIRST MUSLIM INVADERS IN 712 AD. TODAY, AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THAT DEFEAT, SHE IS IN THREE FRAGMENTS, WITH HER MUSLIM MINORITY OUTGROWING THE NATIVE HINDUS. THERE IS THE PROMIsE OF CIVIL WAR.
The creation of pakistan from the indian muslim's point of view.
India was ruled by the muslims before the british came. The muslims enjoyed their rule of india because it offered them huge amounts of riches and war booty. The population was easily subdued and controlled. The largest massacres of people ever to occur was the muslim takeover of India and Afghanistan. The muslims destroyed vast numbers of hindu temples and universities. transferring much of that knowledge to themselves as "islamic knowledge".
The muslims were also responsible for destroying buddhisim, a nonviolent peaceful religion that had influenced hinduisim and had spread to china. Now to spoil it all came the british in their quest for the riches of india. the british took over from the muslims and slowly started modernizing india. The muslims were furious and waited for an oppertunity to take over again. That oppertunity came after the start of the 20th century. With the quit india movement of both the hindus and the muslims. Suddenly the hindus were no longer the willing victims of the muslim rulers but their partners in ridding india of the british. What luck for the muslims. They now allied themselves with the hindus and made british into villians.
Knowing full well that past genocides of hindus and destruction of their temples would be forgotten or ignored. But in the back of their mind they knew that these memories still lingered in the minds of many hindus and they could be brought up again. This was the reason for the creation of Pakistan. The indian muslims didn't want to be a minority in india with the full knowledge of what they had done to the hindus just a few centuries ago. the last thing they wanted was for the hindus to remember the injustics done to them and have them take revenge.
But memories are short aned most hindus don't rememeber or maybe they don't want to remember. So the british are still the bad guys even though the british are the ones who saved,(inadvertantly) India from becomming the Islamic Republic of India.