ancient indian history

Post Partitioned India

Post Partitioned India

As viewed from the eyes of uprooted hindu families.

What Sir Anthony Eden, the Prime Minister of Britain, has said once, at the time of the emergence of Indian Republic, that:-  

“Of all the experiments in government, which have been attempted, since the beginning of time. I believe that the Indian venture into parliamentary government is the most exciting. A vast sub-continent is attempting to apply to its tens and thousands of millions a system of free democracy….. It is a brave thing to do so. The Indian venture is not a pale imitation of our practice at home, but a magnified and multiplied reproduction on a scale we have never dreamt of. If it succeeds, its influence on Asia is incalculable for good. Whatever the outcome, we must honour those who attempted it.”

A  more meaningful was the opinion expressed by an American Constitutional authority, Prof. Granville Austin who wrote that:-
“what the Indian Constituent Assembly began was “perhaps the greatest political venture since that originated in Philadelphia in 1787.”
Mahatma Gandhi had visualized the new Constitution of India, in terms of universal values, applied to the specific and special conditions of India.
As early as 1931, he had written:
“I shall strive for a constitution, which will release India from thralldom and patronage. I shall work for an India in which the poorest shall feel that it is their country, in whose making they have an effective voice. An India in which, there is no high class or low class of people, an India in which all communities shall live in perfect harmony.
But did Jinnahites who stayed back contributed positively to the society & stop adding crime statistics in post partitioned Hindu India of Gandhi’s dreams. Did raping & killing young hindu women stop.
There shouldn’t have been any room for such a curse in Hindu india.
We should have been at peace with the rest of the world, neither exploiting nor getting exploited.
All interests, not in conflict with the interests of the dumb millions ,will be scrupulously respected, whether foreign or indigenous. Personally, I hate the distinction between foreign and indigenous. This is the India of my dreams for which I shall struggle.”
We hear such great speeches almost every day on routine basis, praising the constitution of India.

Following were some of the points of interest/highlights of  these speeches:-

1. The constitution of india is capable to tackle all problems ie har mushkil kaa jwaab dene mein saksham

2. The constitution gives direction to all of us

3. The constitution legislations shall create confidence, for the coming generations

4. The constitution shall introduce values in the biggest democracy on earth

5. Ours is a capable system with a great vision.
On the contrary the experiences of our previous three generations have been alarmingly different as far as the behavior and attitudes of the individuals holding  constitutional authorities vs a common man.
Although, I have no doubt in the capabilities  and book value of various provisions given in various legislations by the authors of the constitution.
As we all are aware that 1947 partition of India, was based on religion engineered by Mr Nehru and Mr Jinnah.
But the then leadership had, in no way,  added, any human value in the constitution of biggest democracy on earth, consequent to 1947 partition.
The fact that the partition voilence against Hindus & subsequent years voilence, had resulted in loss of millions of hindus lives & uprooting of many more millions, every day since partition & targetted killings of hindus since creation of a terrorist nation by the then leadership.
Intolerance against hindu religious belief, had also brought millions of hindus to streets.
 Expecting very high values from the then self centered political leadership, was just a stupid dream of a common man, like us.
Common people of india had expected that the constitution written on 26 Jan 1950, shall give at least some direction to the successors of the custodians of constitution of India, as regards safety of the vulnerable hindu communities.
As far as my experiences and experiences of my previous generation is concerned, the then political leadership of India & Pakistan, had miserably failed, in tackling many situations in past.
Can we therefore, excuse the so-called founding fathers of India & Pakistan, for partitioning our great nation, based on religion, without any condition, without any negotiation, without asking those who were affected by this stupid decision?
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