Unconditional Support of Christian Leaders for the Creation of Pakistan. By Cynthia Sohail
Services of the Christian Leaders in the Freedom Movement Apart from the foundation of the Indian National Congress numerous Christian leaders put their endeavors in the pondering and activities of the Freedom Movement. Sir Joseph Burr was the individual from the emissary’s gathering and counselor of the Nawab of Bhopal Mr. Paythan Joseph was the supervisor of the Hindustan Times” and B.G Harmony altered the Daily Dawn.
Being a companion of Mr. Jinnah, he upheld the Muslim Cause and for these activities were banished for a long time.
Sir Samuel Ranganadhar, while filling in as High Commissioner in London, had close ties with Mr. Jinnah. Mrs. Annie Besant was organizer and leader of the theosophical culture (1875) and because of her significant commitment towards the flexibility Movement she was hoisted to the administration of the Calcutta Congress in 19172.
The Christians upheld Mr. Jinnah and All India Muslim League when there was significant restriction in and outside the nation. A few Muslims particularly the religious pioneers did not waver to name Mr. Jinnah as the British operator.
The Christians paid no notice to these comments and kept supporting Mr. Jinnah at the cost of contradicting their own particular British co-religionists. The pioneers who assumed a huge part in the Pakistan Movement were Dewan Bahadur S.P. Singha (speaker of the unified Punjab Assembly later speaker of the western Punjab Assembly) Advocate Chaudhry Chandu Lal, Mr. Fazal Elahi, picture taker columnist Mr F.E Chaudhry and B.L Ralia Ram.
The Christian community as an outflow of love with Mr. Jinnah organized numerous chronicled gatherings in his respect for supporting his motivation. On the nineteenth of November 1942, a fabulous gathering in his respect was organized at the ruler’s Garden Faisalabad (at that point Lyall Pur).
The exact following day another gathering was facilitated at the extensive Hall of Loring Hotel in Lahore. Miss Fatima Jinnah, Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan, Nawab of Mamdot were additionally present on that event. Mr. Jinnah said “we will always remember your support on the off chance that you have co worked with us.”8 On the 21st of November 1942 Dewan Bahadar S.P Singha who was the Register of the University of the Punjab orchestrated a fabulous gathering in the respect of Mr. Jinnah facilitated by the staff Union in which he was guaranteed about the unqualified help 442 Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 32, No. 2 for Pakistan.
The educators and understudies of the Forman Christian College additionally communicated their trust in Mr. Jinnah’s leader transport.
In July 1946 Mr. Ameer-ud-noise, an unmistakable Muslim Leaguer and the leader of Anjuman-e-Himayat-e-Islam challenged the decision for the Mayer ship of Lahore. In this decision, some Muslim Leaguers double-crossed him while he wound up noticeably fruitful with the help of the Christians.
At the point when the general decisions of 1946 were held in India, the Christians bolstered Mr. Jinnah and challenged the decision one next to the other with the Muslim League. Mr. Fazal Elahi and Dewan Bahadur S.P Singha were chosen to the Punjab Legislative Assembly. Subsequent to making generous progress in 1945-46 decision, the All India Muslim League rose as the sole representative of the Indian Muslims yet was denied a similar status by the congress and the British Government.
At that point, the Christian Leader Joshua Fazal-ud-Din issued a news explanation saying that
“When the Muslim League had accomplished significance, it was the obligation of the British Government to acknowledge that reality. In addition, the congress alone would get flimsiness the nation. Amid the opportunity development Mr. Jinnah, on numerous occasions communicated his firm confidence in the equivalent citizenship for all regardless of shading, rank, race and religion in the approaching autonomous and sovereign state for the Indian Muslims. He satisfied his promise and keeping in mind that tending to the main constituent Assembly of Pakistan on eleventh August 1947 he completely rehashed his confidence in the equivalent citizenship of all. He said “Pakistan is not a hypothetical state we would treat the general population of different religions with resistance, we respect all people independent of position, shading or doctrine as being equivalent residents of Pakistan.”
10 Moreover a planned rank Hindu Jugandar Nath Mandal was delegated as the main Law Minister of Pakistan.
The confirmation demonstrates that the Christian people group of the British India intensely bolstered the reason for Pakistan and made considerable commitment towards it amid the flexibility development. They contradicted the strength of the Hindu larger part after the slip by of the British Raj and put their part with the Muslims to constitute a vital part without bounds Muslim state comprising of the Muslim dominant part zones of the sub-landmass. They decried and censured the out of line conveyance of the Punjab territory more mightily even than the Muslims and attempted their best to get the Districts of Pathan Kot and Gurdas Pur incorporated into the western Punjab. After the creation of Pakistan they have participated in all the constitutional deliberations to their best and have always stood side by side with their Muslim co patriots through every thick and thin.