Thursday, August 13

Tag: independence

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIMS?
Study of Societies

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR SOUTH ASIAN MUSLIMS?

Living under the occupation of a foreign power cannot be and should never be endorsed, nor accepted under any circumstance, because the restraining chains of occupation disallow freedom and development of a nation. National institutes and businesses are undermined and become dysfunctional under occupation. It is as if a nation has been put into a straitjacket. This certainly was true in the case of India, under the British rule. And since their independence, both India and Pakistan have made huge progress. But I must confess I am of the opinion that the arrival of the British in India has been a blessing in disguise for South Asia. Maybe my view, which is perhaps unpopular, is due to my belief that not only ‘freedom’ but also a ‘challenge’ is needed for a region to break free from the clut...