Lahore Resolution 1940 Qarardad-e-Pakistan
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Lahore Resolution 1940 Qarardad-e-Pakistan

Lahore Resolution 1940 is called the Pakistan Resolution 1940 and it is also called “Youm-e-Pakistan” and Qarardad-e-Pakistan” in Urdu. This Resolution was the perfect and final Resolution for the rights of the Muslims of Subcontinent. In this Resolution Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah delivered the historical address. Muslims demands for the freedom has clearly and undoubtedly described in Lahore Resolution 1940. Every leaders and Muslims supporter were agreed of the points of the Qarardad-e-Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam has cleared the motto of Muslims in Lahore Resolution 1940.

Lahore Resolution 1940 & Quaid-e- Azam’s speech:

On 23 rd March 1940 Quaid-e-Azam’s speech gave the success of Lahore Resolution 1940 because this historical speech cleared the demands of Muslims of subcontinent.

No constitutional plan would be workable or acceptable to the Muslims unless geographical contiguous units are demarcated into regions which should be constituted with such territorial readjustments as may be necessary. That the areas in which the Muslims are numerically in majority as in the North-Western and Eastern zones of India should be grouped to constitute independent states in which the constituent units shall be autonomous and sovereign.

That adequate, effective and mandatory safeguards shall be specifically proved in the constitution for minorities in the units and in the regions for the protection of their religious, cultural, economic, political, administrative and other rights of the minorities.

Hindus and the Muslims belong to two different religions, Social customs, philosophies, and literature. They neither inter-marry nor inter dine and indeed they belong to two different civilizations that are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions. Their concepts on life and of life are different. It is quite clear that Hindus and Muslims derive their inspiration from different sources of history. They have different epics, different heroes and different episodes.

At the Pakistan Resolution 1940 Quaid-e-Azam highlighting the distinct national character of Muslims. He said,

Muslims are not a minority at is commonly known and understood. One has only got to look around even today. According to the British map of India, out of 11 provinces, 4 provinces where the Muslims dominate more or less are functioning not with standing the decision of the Congress High Command to non cooperate and prepare for civil disobedience. Muslims are nation according to any definition of a nation and they must have their homeland, their territory and their state. We wish to live in peace and harmony with our neighbors as a free and independent people. We wish our people to develop to the fullest our spiritual, cultural, economic, social and political life in a way that we think best and consonance with our own ideals and according to the genius of our people.

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