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11- M.A.Jinnah, the greatest leader in centuries
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Sunday, 11 March 2018, 7:54 pm

1937: "Contrary to the Hindu leaders like Gandhi and Nehru, Jinnah always says what he means and means what he says. Even his opponents could not find fault in his character. He cannot be purchased at any price. Hypocrisy is as far away from him as the farthest object in the universe." [Ramsay MacDonald, British P.M.]

1945: MAJ Quaid-e-Azam was the most truthful, honest, bold and uncompromising leader in the undivided India. Despite being a statesman-politician, he never used 'diplomatic' language that could be construed either way. [Diwan Chaman Lal, a prominent Hindu politician]


The British imperialism had been ruling the Indian subcontinent for nearly 250 years. In 1940, Hindus formed the vast majority of the population with 35 million, Muslims were 10 million and other religions - Christians, Sikhs and Buddhists, Jains and Parsis made about 3 million.

During the Second World War, it was becoming evident all that the weakened "Great" Britain would have to relinquish its colonies. Hindu leaders were determined to form exclusively their own government in India leaving Muslims as a weak, ruled minority as soon as the British left. The last viceroy Lord Mountbatten had covertly assured the Hindu leaders of his support. Jinnah had the rare ability to look around corners so he could read it even before the Hindu-British conspiracy leaked out. This was the only time MA Jinnah used such forceful language, "If you go ahead with your nefarious designs, we will create an earthquake in the land."