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Re: Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian4
By:Nawab Ahmad
Date: Thursday, 29 April 2010, 12:26 am
In Response To: Re: Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian3 (UmeAimon)

Wa Alaykumus Salaam!

Sister, you have asked a long question. This is multi-directed, and upon readers to make them out - by going through all the posts. Anyway, let me try to give you an answer.

Br KI Bajwa posted Majid Sheikh's column that pushed for
1) condemning our elders for they have not been truthful about our past,
2) Preserving the truth of 1947, as a critical object
+ thinking on "what the future held for the ‘sub-continent of hate’ that we live in
3) deeply appreciating Jasvant Singh's thoughts (which he didn't mention),
4) not shutting our eyes to the 1947 Riot Survivors

Majid Sheikh oulined the purpose as
i) not to make the mistakes our elders made
ii) to face the truth for a better furture
iii) to claw our way back to normalcy.

In response, I raised some fundamental questions. One of the objections was: if the "fall-outs of the politics of hate of 1947" needs to be taken care of, we must take care of the whole truth. Talking of 20% of its victims and ignoring the 80% of its victims is totally biased. And it will never serve the purpose of facing the truth for a better future for the people of the Subcontinent. My response to Jawaid Ahmad is fundamentally based on this.

Other things in my response is to show him that his intellectual assertions are wrong.

Plus, we should first address the anti human vices (ethnic prejudice and injustices) in ourselves today instead of going after that of our fathers. This is causing far greater grievances and miseries on the ground today. And without eliminating this, there is noway that we can march toward the "better future for all." On top of that this is the same kind of mistake that many of our fathers did. So what is the point there in going after them and not correcting ourselves, and rectifying whatever we can.

M'a Salaam,
Nawab Ahmad

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Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian
KI Bajwa -- Thursday, 22 April 2010, 10:10 pm
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Dr Shabbir -- Saturday, 24 April 2010, 4:25 pm
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Nawab Ahmad -- Saturday, 24 April 2010, 11:53 pm
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Jawaid Ahmed -- Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 7:38 am
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Dr Shabbir -- Tuesday, 27 April 2010, 10:47 am
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Nawab Ahmad -- Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 1:41 am
Re: Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian3
Nawab Ahmad -- Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 6:29 am
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UmeAimon -- Wednesday, 28 April 2010, 11:26 am
Re: Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian4
Nawab Ahmad -- Thursday, 29 April 2010, 12:26 am
Re: Jindan Kaur of Cheechon-ke-Malian4
UmeAimon -- Thursday, 29 April 2010, 4:47 am