Mohammad Ali Jinnah Essay

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Mohammad Ali Jinnah

On August 14, 1947, the new Islamic Republic of Pakistan was formed. At midnight the next day India won its freedom from British rule after 350 years of its presence. The British left India divided in two separate countries, which were founded on the basis of religion. There were several reasons for the partition of India and three different parties all contributed to it. These parties were the British, the Indian National Congress, and the Muslim League.
The British had based their knowledge of the people of India on their religious backgrounds and on the innate differences rather then the way that they were in the present time. The British were also fearful of the threat of Muslims who had been the
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One example of this was the requirement of the national anthem, “Bande Matram”, which expressed anti-Muslim sentiments, to be sung in schools in India where Muslim children were attending. These along with many other factors forced such leaders as, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, to take action in bringing about a separate Muslim nation. Mohammad Ali Jinnah has been called the “Quaid-I-Azam” or the “Father of the Nation” by Muslims because it was he who used his intelligence and determination to bring about the creation of a new nation of Pakistan. In an article from the official website of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, a quote was written about Jinnah which summarizes his many roles:
He was one of the greatest legal luminaries India had produced during the first half of the century, an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity, a great constitutionalist, a distinguished parliamentarian, a top-notch politician, an indefatigable freedom-fighter, a dynamic Muslim leader, a political strategist and, above all one of the great nation-builders of modern times (1).
Jinnah provided political leadership to the Indian Muslims when no one else would and he took their hopes and wishes and formulated them into demands that would eventually bring about the formation of a new nation. Jinnah entered into politics in 1905 by joining the

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