"Pakistan and the Modern World"
THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH LED TO THE CREATION OF PAKISTAN
Liaquat Ali Khan
The circumstances which led to the creation of Pakistan were simple and clear.
The first and foremost reason was that in undivided India, the Hindus were in majority and the Muslims in minority. After the British would have left, the majority would have crushed the minority.
Secondly, the difference between the Hindus and the Muslims were religious, social, political, economic and cultural.
Thirdly, the Muslims believed in the supremacy of Allah, democracy, equality and universal peace, while the Hindus were bigots and idol-worships.
Fourthly, the Muslims dominated in four provinces (N.W.F.F/Punjab/Sindh & Baluchistan/East Bengal) and they demanded these provinces.
Fifthly, on geo-political grounds, the Muslims needed a homeland.
Sixthly, it was necessary for the Muslims and the Hindus, to remain separate and happy, rather than have communal riots and disturbances.
Lastly, the creation of two separate and independent States would bring peace and prosperity to Asia and the world, at large.