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In the beginning of 19th century, when British introduced western education, Indians abhorred it. But after sometime Hindus accepted it and Muslims did not. Consequently, Muslims fell behind. When independence was becoming a reality, Muslims apprehended that after independence, Muslims would be ruled by Hindus instead of English people. Unfortunately this was not addressed by our, the then leaders. Do you feel that this was a major cause of partition?

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Asked by Sankar Mitra, 13 Oct '09 06:54 pm
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You have rightly said. British did not introduce "Western Education" as such. What they brought in was rational thinking and a scientific temperament. In their education, man questions any thing and everything and comes up with an answer. Hindus too has this in the Hindu thought. But it took them a while to cosy up to what the British had brought in. But Muslims are forbidden to ask questions. NOT by their religion, but by the so called 'leaders' or 'custodians' of Islam. Actually Islam says that if you have to go to far off lands to acquire knowledge, go for it. But the mullahs were instrumental in keeping the Muslims backwards and not coming forward like Hindus to British education. Later Some Muslim Intellectuals like Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan were some what successful in drilling some sense in the Muslim masses towards British system of education and he went on to found the Aligarh Anglo-Muslim University which is now called Aligarh Muslim University.
But the gap had already widened ...more
Answered by QueSera Sera, 13 Oct '09 07:18 pm

 
  
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After independence, India was to be ruled by Indians, plain & simple. Bringing religion into the picture- like Muslims getting pissed over Bapu saying "Ishwar Allah terra naam" & Hindus getting pissed over Bapu telling that riot victim (of Muslim sponsored violence who lost his son) to adopt a Muslim kid & raise him as his own....is enough to convince me that these "partition" was nothing but the handiwork of glory hungry gluttons who didn't have the guts to gain it by picking up an Arisaka rifle & aiming it @ collectors and at British troops a few years b4 1947.

I don't think religion had anything to do w/ partition. The UN wanted it. Our leaders didn't want to antagonize the UN, and at the same time, wanted to create a name 4 themselves....and did so by urinating on the nation, a legacy which continues to this day.

Today, India is a urinal for a 1001 communal & theocratic groups.

ANYONE found mentioning religion publicaly after 1947 should've been thrown in a vat full of ...more
Answered by A Moin, 25 Oct '09 05:51 pm

 
  
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Sir
There seems to be some misconception that Islam is not a civilisation or that Islam aloows looting and killings
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Answered by salmanfarsi, 22 Oct '09 01:28 am

 
  
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Those who fought the british as their enemies for restoration of independance and culture were slow to take thier masters british dictates .
Answered by commonman, 21 Oct '09 01:27 pm

 
  
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It was the view, and a grossly wrong view, I must say ,that some of the muslim intellectuals, during the days of our struggle against British rule, had propagated the notion that islam enjoins on its followers only to rule over people of all other faiths and not to be ruled by them. This poisonous and utterly ridiculous mentality was later used by the muslim league ideologues to justfiy the demand for a muslim homeland. Congress leaders, to their credit, did their utmost to counter this preposterous notion but the poisonous roots had struck deep in the mindset of the entire community who had been led up the garden path by pamphleteers like Choudhary Rahmat Ali, Noman Mohammad, Al Hamza, A.K.Khan-Durrani and several others.Incidentally, some of these ideologues even referred to the writings of the respected Indian leader, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to justify their preposterous demands asserting that no,less a personage than the maulana himself had asserted islam's unwritten right to rule ...more
Answered by Jaisingh Thakur, 13 Oct '09 07:14 pm

 
  
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No but the attitude and mentality of muslims to impose their religion and jehadi way of life to others. our leaders tried but they did not listen. if it is not then why they killed millions f hindus not to embrace islam.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 13 Oct '09 07:01 pm

 
  
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In my view the hate hindu(currently India) was responsible for partition.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 13 Oct '09 07:00 pm

 
  
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May be----!
Answered by dare devil, 13 Oct '09 06:56 pm

 
  
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