Equal Treatment of Minorities: The responsibility of every Pakistani Muslim
This video is a reminder of our most basic responsibility to protect our minorities and treat them as equal citizens of Pakistan. The Quaid E Azam made this clear to us under the words:
‘We are starting with the fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one state. No matter what is his colour, caste or creed is first, second and last a citizen of this state with equal rights, privileges and obligations….
Pakistan will provide its minorities an ample field for the outlet of their genius and they should come forward and play their role as true citizens in making Pakistan one of the greatest nations….’
Remember it not only the right of Pakistanis to defend the name of Pakistan and stand against the double standards of terrorist supporting Nations like the USA who use Pakistan for their interests to fulfill their strategic goals in the region and to stand against Nations like India that let terrorists dominate their Nation.
However the protection of minorities in our own country is also one of our most basic responsibilities. We cannot be like these Nations against whom today the entire World is against. We cannot be biased towards minorities or accept terrorism on our soil like the Indians accept Hindutvadi terrorism on their own soil and use it to consolidate their power. We must remember that we are the biggest victims of Indian bias against minorities which is the very reason we formed Pakistan. As a result we have a huge responsibility in this regard.
Muslims must also remember the Prophets words before doing anything that hurts our minorities:
“Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Hadith Abu Dawud)
We need to differentiate ourselves from India. We cannot have Gujarat genocide, Anti Sikh Genocide and Kandhamal/Orissa Anti Christian violence in our country. There will be no difference between us and the Indians if we behave like them and let bias and discrimination dominate us.
The Quaid E Azam brought the message of Tolerance and Equality for all. Being his followers we cannot forget our duty because without Pakistan and its Creator we are nothing.
Pakistan always Zindabad!!!