کیا قائد اعظم پاکستان کو سیکولر ریاست بنانا چاہتے تھے ؟

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دانشوروں کا ایک منظم گروہ گزشتہ کچھ برسوں سے یہ ڈھنڈورا پیٹنے میں مصروف ہے کہ قائداعظم سیکولر ذہن کے مالک تھے اور وہ پاکستان میں سیکولر نظام نافذ کرنا چاہتے تھے ۔ یہ حضرات قائداعظم کی 11 اگست 1947ء کی تقریر کو اپنا سیکولر ایجنڈا آگے بڑھانے کے لئے استعمال کرتے ہیں ۔ قائداعظم کی دیگر سینکڑوں تقاریر جو شاید انہوں نے پڑھی نہیں میں مسلمانوں کی علیحدہ مملکت کی بنیاد اسلام کو ہی بتایا گیا ہے ۔ متذکرہ تقریر دستور ساز اسمبلی کا صدر منتخب ہونے کے بعد دستور ساز اسمبلی سے قائداعظم کا پہلا خطاب تھا ۔ یہ تقریر (پوری تقریر اس مضمون کے آخر میں منقول ہے) نہ تو لکھی ہوئی تھی اور نہ تیار کردہ بلکہ فی البدیہہ تھی۔ اس تقریر کے آخر میں قائد اعظم نے کہا تھا

ہمیں اسی لگن کے ساتھ کام کا آغاز کرنا ہے اور وقت گذرنے کے ساتھ اکثریت اور اقلیت کی حصہ داری ، ہندو طبقہ اور مسلم طبقہ کیونکہ مسلمانوں میں بھی پٹھان پنجابی شیعہ سُنّی وغیرہ اور ہندوؤں میں برہمن وشنواس کھتری اور بنگالی مدراسی وغیرہ ختم ہو جائیں گے ۔ درحقیقت اگر آپ مجھ سے پوچھیں، یہ ہندوستان کی آزادی اور خودمختاری حاصل کرنے کی راہ میں سب سے بڑی رکاوٹ تھی اگر یہ نہ ہوتا تو ہم بہت پہلے آزاد ہو گئے ہوتے ۔ دنیا کی کوئی قوم کسی دوسری قوم کو خاص کر 400 ملین نفوس کو محکومیت میں نہیں رکھ سکتی ۔ نہ کوئی قوم آپ کو زیر کر سکتی تھی اور نہ مغلوب رکھ سکتی تھی سوائے متذکرہ گروہ بندی کے ۔ اسلئے ہمیں اس سے سبق حاصل کرنا چاہیئے ۔ آپ آزاد ہیں ۔ آپ کو اپنے مندروں میں جانے کی آزادی ہے ۔ آپ اپنی مساجد میں جانے کیلئے آزاد ہیں یا پاکستان کی اس ریاست میں کسی بھی دوسری عبادت کی جگہ ۔ آپ کا تعلق کسی بھی مذہب یا ذات یا مسلک سے ہو اس کا ریاست کے کاروبار کے ساتھ کوئی تعلق نہیں ہے
بتایئے اس میں سے سیکولر کیسے اخذ کیا گیا ؟ قائد اعظم نے باقی باتوں کے علاوہ جس طرح مذہبی اقلیتوں کو برابری کے درجے کا وعدہ کیا اور مذہبی آزادی کا پیغام دیا وہ دراصل اسلامی تعلیمات کا ہی ایک جزو ہے ۔ خیال رہے کہ پاکستان کی پہلی کابینہ میں چودھری ظفر اللہ خان (مرزائی) اور جوگندر ناتھ منڈل (ہندو) موجود تھے

قائداعظم نے تقسیم ہند سے قبل لگ بھگ 100 بار یہ اعلان کیا کہ پاکستان کے نظام کی بنیاد اسلامی اصولوں پر اٹھائی جائے گی اور قیام پاکستان کے بعد 14 بار یہ واضح کیا کہ پاکستان کے نظام، آئین اور ملکی ڈھانچے کو اسلامی اصولوں پر استوار کیا جائے گا۔ انہوں نے لاتعداد بار کہا کہ قرآن ہمارا راہنما ہے اور ہمیں قرآن ہی سے راہنمائی کی روشنی حاصل کرنی چاہیئے۔ ان سینکڑوں اعلانات اور وعدوں کے باوجود سیکولر حضرات اپنی ضد پر ڈٹے ہوئے ہیں اور وہ اپنے ذہن کے دریچے کسی اختلافی بات پر کھولنے کے لئے تیار نہیں

جنرل اکبر کے مطابق قائداعظم سے ملاقات میں اُس (جنرل اکبر) نے فوجی میسوں میں انگریز حکومت کی شروع کی گئی شراب نوشی کی رسم کو ختم کرنے کی تجویز دی جس کے جواب میں قائداعظم نے اپنے اے ڈی سی کو بلایا اور کانفیڈریشن بکس لانے کو کہا۔ قائداعظم نے بکس کو کھول کر چمڑے سے جلد بند ایک کتاب نکالی ۔ انہوں نے اسے کھولا اور فرمایا ”جنرل یہ قرآن مجید ہے ۔ اس میں لکھا ہے کہ شراب و منشیات حرام ہیں“۔ میں (جنرل اکبر) نے عرض کیا کہ ”آپ ایک حُکم جاری کریں اور افسروں کو مُتنبہ کریں کہ شراب حرام اور منع ہے“۔ قائداعظم مسکرائے اور فرمایا کہ ”کیا تم سمجھتے ہو کہ قائداعظم کا حُکم قرآن مجید کے احکامات سے زیادہ موثر ہوگا ؟“ سٹینو کو بُلایا گیا اور قائداعظم نے ایک مسودہ تیار کیا جس میں قرآنی آیات کی جانب توجہ دلا کر فرمایا کہ ”شراب و منشیات حرام ہیں“۔ میں (جنرل اکبر) نے اس مسودے کی نقل لگا کر شراب نوشی بند کرنے کا حکم جاری کر دیا کہ جس پر میری (جنرل اکبر کی) ریٹائرمنٹ تک عمل ہوتا رہے
قائد اعظم محمد علی جناح کے پاکستان کی پہلی دستور ساز اسمبلی کے صدر منتخب ہونے پر دستور ساز اسمبلی سے پہلے خطاب کا متن

Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen!
I cordially thank you, with the utmost sincerity, for the honour you have conferred upon me – the greatest honour that is possible to confer – by electing me as your first President. I also thank those leaders who have spoken in appreciation of my services and their personal references to me. I sincerely hope that with your support and your co-operation we shall make this Constituent Assembly an example to the world. The Constituent Assembly has got two main functions to perform. The first is the very onerous and responsible task of framing the future constitution of Pakistan and the second of functioning as a full and complete sovereign body as the Federal Legislature of Pakistan. We have to do the best we can in adopting a provisional constitution for the Federal Legislature of Pakistan. You know really that not only we ourselves are wondering but, I think, the whole world is wondering at this unprecedented cyclonic revolution which has brought about the clan of creating and establishing two independent sovereign Dominions in this sub-continent. As it is, it has been unprecedented; there is no parallel in the history of the world. This mighty sub-continent with all kinds of inhabitants has been brought under a plan which is titanic, unknown, unparalleled. And what is very important with regards to it is that we have achieved it peacefully and by means of an evolution of the greatest possible character.
Dealing with our first function in this Assembly, I cannot make any well-considered pronouncement at this moment, but I shall say a few things as they occur to me. The first and the foremost thing that I would like to emphasize is this: remember that you are now a sovereign legislative body and you have got all the powers. It, therefore, places on you the gravest responsibility as to how you should take your decisions. The first observation that I would like to make is this: You will no doubt agree with me that the first duty of a government is to maintain law and order, so that the life, property and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State.
The second thing that occurs to me is this: One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering – I do not say that other countries are free from it, but, I think our condition is much worse – is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison. We must put that down with an iron hand and I hope that you will take adequate measures as soon as it is possible for this Assembly to do so.
Black-marketing is another curse. Well, I know that blackmarketeers are frequently caught and punished. Judicial sentences are passed or sometimes fines only are imposed. Now you have to tackle this monster, which today is a colossal crime against society, in our distressed conditions, when we constantly face shortage of food and other essential commodities of life. A citizen who does black-marketing commits, I think, a greater crime than the biggest and most grievous of crimes. These blackmarketeers are really knowing, intelligent and ordinarily responsible people, and when they indulge in black-marketing, I think they ought to be very severely punished, because the entire system of control and regulation of foodstuffs and essential commodities, and cause wholesale starvation and want and even death.
The next thing that strikes me is this: Here again it is a legacy which has been passed on to us. Along with many other things, good and bad, has arrived this great evil, the evil of nepotism and jobbery. I want to make it quite clear that I shall never tolerate any kind of jobbery, nepotism or any influence directly or indirectly brought to bear upon me. Whenever I will find that such a practice is in vogue or is continuing anywhere, low or high, I shall certainly not countenance it.
I know there are people who do not quite agree with the division of India and the partition of the Punjab and Bengal. Much has been said against it, but now that it has been accepted, it is the duty of everyone of us to loyally abide by it and honourably act according to the agreement which is now final and binding on all. But you must remember, as I have said, that this mighty revolution that has taken place is unprecedented. One can quite understand the feeling that exists between the two communities wherever one community is in majority and the other is in minority. But the question is, whether it was possible or practicable to act otherwise than what has been done, A division had to take place. On both sides, in Hindustan and Pakistan, there are sections of people who may not agree with it, who may not like it, but in my judgement there was no other solution and I am sure future history will record is verdict in favour of it. And what is more, it will be proved by actual experience as we go on that was the only solution of India’s constitutional problem. Any idea of a united India could never have worked and in my judgement it would have led us to terrific disaster. Maybe that view is correct; maybe it is not; that remains to be seen. All the same, in this division it was impossible to avoid the question of minorities being in one Dominion or the other. Now that was unavoidable. There is no other solution. Now what shall we do? Now, if we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor. If you will work in co-operation, forgetting the past, burying the hatchet, you are bound to succeed. If you change your past and work together in a spirit that everyone of you, no matter to what community he belongs, no matter what relations he had with you in the past, 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, there will be no end to the progress you will make.
I cannot emphasize it too much. We should begin to work in that spirit and in course of time all these angularities of the majority and minority communities, the Hindu community and the Muslim community, because even as regards Muslims you have Pathans, Punjabis, Shias, Sunnis and so on, and among the Hindus you have Brahmins, Vashnavas, Khatris, also Bengalis, Madrasis and so on, will vanish. Indeed if you ask me, this has been the biggest hindrance in the way of India to attain the freedom and independence and but for this we would have been free people long long ago. No power can hold another nation, and specially a nation of 400 million souls in subjection; nobody could have conquered you, and even if it had happened, nobody could have continued its hold on you for any length of time, but for this. Therefore, we must learn a lesson from this. You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State. As you know, history shows that in England, conditions, some time ago, were much worse than those prevailing in India today. The Roman Catholics and the Protestants persecuted each other. Even now there are some States in existence where there are discriminations made and bars imposed against a particular class. Thank God, we are not starting in those days. We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle that we are all citizens and equal citizens of one State. The people of England in course of time had to face the realities of the situation and had to discharge the responsibilities and burdens placed upon them by the government of their country and they went through that fire step by step. Today, you might say with justice that Roman Catholics and Protestants do not exist; what exists now is that every man is a citizen, an equal citizen of Great Britain and they are all members of the Nation.
Now I think we should keep that in front of us as our ideal and you will find that in course of time Hindus would cease to be Hindus and Muslims would cease to be Muslims, not in the religious sense, because that is the personal faith of each individual, but in the political sense as citizens of the State.
Well, gentlemen, I do not wish to take up any more of your time and thank you again for the honour you have done to me. I shall always be guided by the principles of justice and fairplay without any, as is put in the political language, prejudice or ill-will, in other words, partiality or favouritism. My guiding principle will be justice and complete impartiality, and I am sure that with your support and co-operation, I can look forward to Pakistan becoming one of the greatest nations of the world.
I have received a message from the United States of America addressed to me. It reads:
I have the honour to communicate to you, in Your Excellency’s capacity as President of the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan, the following message which I have just received from the Secretary of State of the United States:
On the occasion of of the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly for Pakistan, I extend to you and to the members of the Assembly, the best wishes of the Government and the people of the United States for the successful conclusion of the great work you are about to undertake.

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رہائش ۔ اسلام آباد ۔ پاکستان ۔ ۔ ۔ ریاست جموں کشمیر کے شہر جموں میں پیدا ہوا ۔ پاکستان بننے کے بعد ہجرت پر مجبور کئے گئے تو پاکستان آئے ۔انجنئرنگ کالج لاہور سے بی ایس سی انجنئرنگ پاس کی اور روزی کمانے میں لگ گیا۔ ملازمت کے دوران اللہ نے قومی اہمیت کے کئی منصوبے میرے ہاتھوں تکمیل کو پہنچائے اور کئی ملکوں کی سیر کرائی جہاں کے باشندوں کی عادات کے مطالعہ کا موقع ملا۔ روابط میں "میں جموں کشمیر میں" پر کلِک کر کے پڑھئے میرے اور ریاست جموں کشمیر کے متعلق حقائق جو پہلے آپ کے علم میں شائد ہی آئے ہوں گے ۔ ۔ ۔ دلچسپیاں ۔ مطالعہ ۔ مضمون نویسی ۔ خدمتِ انسانیت ۔ ویب گردی ۔ ۔ ۔ پسندیدہ کُتب ۔ بانگ درا ۔ ضرب کلِیم ۔ بال جبریل ۔ گلستان سعدی ۔ تاریخی کُتب ۔ دینی کتب ۔ سائنسی ریسرچ کی تحریریں ۔ مُہمْات کا حال

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