Creation of Pakistan

by Matthew Pellicer on April 2, 2014 - 10:20pm

Jinnah was at first a member of the INC. He supported Ghandi and strived to get rid of the British. The article, "Pakistan or the Partition of India" by B.R. Ambedkar, mentions that there are two groups of people in India: the Muslim and the Hindu. It states that it isn't because you are a separate group of people that you need to separate from each other. You need to learn to live together and accept each other because diversity is such a wonderful thing. In Switzerland, they have three different groups: the German, the Italian and the French. These groups are first Swiss and then they are either of the three but it doesn't remove that they are still, together, one nation. To the author of this text, Jinnah shouldn't have tried to split India because it needed this diversity and even the Muslims were still Indian.

The same principle works in Quebec. Many Quebeckers would like to see Quebec separate from Canada, yet it is thanks to the differences within Canada that Canada is such a great place. It is because of the diversity as much of the people as the environment that make the country the way it is. It is up to the people to be more tolerant of one another for things to be able to work out. Separatism is not necessary because it doesn't make you any different. You will still be the same person and the surroundings will stay pretty much the same. Also, in the way the world is going, we are trying to break our limits not create them.


I agree with you on the fact that Canada is such a wonderful place because of its diversity. Even more, it is because of Quebec that Canada is considered a bilingual country (French and English) and this makes the country way more diversified. It is this diversity that separates Canada from countries like England which most of its population speak only one language. Likewise, I also think that people should learn to be more tolerant towards one another, and people should realize how lucky we are to live in such a diversified country.

Your points on the fact that differences in a country embellish the society in question and shouldn't mean separation are true but I think that they cannot apply everywhere. In fact, the French-speaking Canadians that want a distinct country for themselves do not want independence because they cannot tolerate English-speaking Canadians, but because they feel they are not considered and represented as they should be federally. Plus, they don't want to separate in order to be different, they already are and they feel they are different enough so that their separatist ideas won't ever fade away and so that staying part of Canada will never allow their minority to evolve at the pace it should and following the path it should.

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