Rafi Sahib Assalaam-o-Alaikum,
Your comments on my write up, on the subject issue. You seem to have taken my remarks rather too personally. I did not intend to offend you.
Nonetheless, I do not endorse your views that emotions can be entirely divorced from our reactions especially when the exalted and adorable
Personality like the great Quaid is made a target of unsubstantiated remarks.
True, nobody is an angel including our Quaid, but that does not confer rights on unscrupulous elements to ridicule him with malafied intentions.
I have great regard and respect for the worthy Dr. Shabbir Ahmad,but I think there was no question of Muslim delegates to accept or reject the notorious Redcliffe award. The award was simply thrust upon the Muslims since it was a sort of arbitration and all concerned had to abide by it. There
Was no option, otherwise a leader of Quaid’s caliber and character would
have out rightly rejected the same. He never compromised on principles; even his sworn enemies knew that. I do not agree with your contention that history is always rewritten. It happens occasionally when historical events are misreported or misinterpreted. Events leading to Pakistan’s emergence are of recent origin and properly recorded, even by internationally recognized historians.