THIS refers to the article ‘No clear direction’ (Nov 2), which, among other things, said: “There is no escaping the fact that the country came into being as a result of a decision by a British aristocrat.” This is a flawed statement.

The country came into existence owing to the struggle of the Muslims of the subcontinent, their leaders, and their political party, the All-India Muslim League (AIML). It was also the struggle of the educated class and intellectuals generated by the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Both the AIML and the AMU were established owing to the efforts of the Muslim elite of the time. The Muslims across the board played a great part and struggled a lot for the creation of this country. Can any of this be questioned?

Giving credit to a British aristocrat for the creation of Pakistan is a seriously misleading statement.

Prof Inayat Ali
Hyderabad

Published in Dawn, November 17th, 2021

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