It’s Wednesday, 14th of August 2013. It’s raining heavily in Lahore and I am sitting near the window of my room and looking into the narrow lanes of my locality, running like small canals right now. Somehow the flowing rain water reminded me of the struggles and sacrifices of all people who were victimized during the mess Partition created this day, 66 years ago. From what I have read in books and memoirs or watched in documentaries and movies regarding Partition, it is evident that whatever happened on either side of the border was total devastation of humanity. In the simplest words, Muslims got Pakistan and Hindus got India; two states for individuals of two different faiths (or their leaders) who despite living together harmoniously for centuries finally decided to live in their own homeland.
And after the final division of cities and districts between the states of Pakistan and India, history witnessed mass murder, rape, forced migration and conversions across both sides of border. Pakistanis (read Muslims) started ‘purifying’ their ‘land of the pure’ from infidels Hindus and Sikhs, who were living here for centuries, but all of a sudden had no place and became outliers. Same thing happened in India where Indians (Hindus and Sikhs) started purifying their land from Muslim outliers.
I thought everything was purified that day in Pakistan and we mastered the art of being the ‘pure ones’ but I just read that 2 people were killed and 28 injured when 2 cracker explosions took place at Jamaat Khanas (worship place of Ismaili Muslims) in Ayesha Manzil and Metrovile areas of Karachi on Tuesday evening. Though infidel Hindus and Sikhs left us 66 years back, the sanctity of our ‘pure’ state is still being threatened by infidel Christians, Ahmedis, Shiites and now Ismaili Muslims.
May Allah Almighty save us from these brooding infidels and till then, I am not wishing you any Independence day.
In case you couldn’t tell, the preceding post was sarcastic. – All of Us @ DY