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Re: Pres. Ayub Khan's Historic Speech In 1965
By:shahalam
Date: Thursday, 18 June 2009, 5:08 am
In Response To: Re: Pres. Ayub Khan's Historic Speech In 1965 (Afsara Sheikh)

Your post reminds me of an English event.

The undivided India was under Britannic Majesty rule for many years until the public thought enough is enough, they should be out. Because of long English presence, Indian natives acquired some English identity. A number of low castes untouchables also converted to Christianity. It gave them a new religion and a new psyche.

In 1942 Congress launched Quit India movement and the freedom struggle intensified. Mass agitation and civil disobedience were the daily events in many parts of the country. On one occasion a massive demonstration was organized in capital Delhi that turned unruly. Police had to fire at the mob and make arrests to restore order.

An English officer who was controlling the mob noticed that a few janitors (converted Christians who are called Bhangi in India and Pakistan) totally unconcerned with the turbulence were busy sweeping the road and not taking part in demonstration. Officer was curious and asked them reason for not siding with fellow Indians. They replied in a blue blood mind: Sir, these Indians are nonsense felons. They demand freedom from us English. But don’t worry sahib; we shall not give them their freedom.

Such were their romance with English.

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Zaid Hamid, RWP -- Sunday, 14 June 2009, 12:05 am
Pres. Ayub Khan's Historic Speech In 1965
Afsara Sheikh -- Sunday, 14 June 2009, 9:45 am
Re: Pres. Ayub Khan's Historic Speech In 1965
Muhammad Rafi -- Monday, 15 June 2009, 10:30 am
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Afsara Sheikh -- Monday, 15 June 2009, 11:02 am
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shahalam -- Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 12:20 am
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Afsara Sheikh -- Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 1:41 pm
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Muhammad Rafi -- Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 7:21 am
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shahalam -- Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 2:49 pm
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Afsara Sheikh -- Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 5:03 pm
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shahalam -- Thursday, 18 June 2009, 12:30 am
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Afsara Sheikh -- Thursday, 18 June 2009, 1:54 pm
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shahalam -- Thursday, 18 June 2009, 5:08 am
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Sidqi -- Thursday, 18 June 2009, 9:29 pm
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shahalam -- Friday, 26 June 2009, 3:01 am
Re: Competition
sidqi -- Sunday, 28 June 2009, 9:09 pm