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St. Cloud, Minnesota
August 08 , 2014
Celebrating Independence Day
The late Professor Dr. Ghulam Haniff was a regular writer to Pakistan Link.
Increasingly, more and more expatriate
Pakistanis celebrate the Independence Day twice, once on this side of the
Atlantic pond and another on the other side. As their affluence increases it
will become a ritualized two-day affair separated by a month or so. Once, it
will be on July 4 th with evening fireworks and a big sumptuous barbecue
(masaledar - the hostess’ own concoction) located somewhere on the continent;
and the other on August 14 th on the other side of the pond complete with lots
of patriotic speeches and biryani galore. Many ex-patriots prefer this choice
with the fancy poetic Urdu on the other side and the nuanced Early American
English on this side.
This spectacle neatly coincides with summer
vacation plans for some to introduce their children to Urdu, relatives, songs
and village conversational language. While the introduction may have
difficulties in communicating the outreach is taken in good humor. After they
have listened to entertainment by rock bands here and ghazals over there they
are in good mood for anything. The children’s needs for two cultures of the two
lands are an immense task to be developed. Rarely is there a group facing such
diversity of cultures to minimize the habitual parochialism of the Midwest or Mountain
States or the South.
As far as independence is concerned both
America and Pakistan used to be colonies of Great Britain, one for a century
and a half, and the other for close to two centuries. This bond of commonality
is hardly ever brought up and rarely commented on except by knowledgeable
individuals. Politicians hardly ever bring it up because they have no knowledge
of the history of the two nations though one remained ethnically and culturally
the same, while the other came from the another side of the planet with
different languages, different religions and different historical experiences.
At some point the Americans, as the people
living on the other side of the planet came to be known, got tired of colonial
rules and they simply snatched their freedom away from Britain, forcibly by the
use of arms. As for Pakistan, it negotiated over a long course of many years,
perhaps because of the many differences which stood in the way of the two
In the end both the colonies received their
freedom, one through bloodshed and the other by peaceful means. The unexpected
happened the ethnic compatriots used forced with generous spilling of blood and
the other used reason (a cultural element) to gain their independence. It is
ironic that the side with communalities had to wage war upon their own cultural
compatriots to achieve independence.
The most important aspect of America was that
it expressed its intention to be free. That expression of the desire for
freedom is embodied in a document known as the “Declaration of Independence.”
It is among the loftiest of the documents in the world, and the American
celebration of independence is largely the remembrance of the contents of that
Pakistan too has a document of sorts, though
hardly remembered, not even on the Independence Day. The noble words were
spoken by the founder of the nation, Quaid-i-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah, in a
speech on Radio Pakistan right after the announcement of independence.
It is worthwhile quoting the essence of the speech:
“You are free,” said the Quaid-i-Azam, and added, “you are free to go to your
temples; you are free to go to your mosques or any other place of worship in
the State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or cast or creed; that
has nothing to do with the business of the State.”
The religious aspect of independence is
included in the first article of the Declaration of the Independence and is
considered to be the most important element. Since 1776 hardly a day goes by
without someone invoking this provision. In the days to come, when Pakistanis
become literate, it is quite likely that that they too would invoke this
In America the notion of freedom is
communicated all day long on the day of the independence celebration. The
message reaches everyone. It is conveyed through parades, concerts, backyard
barbecues, fireworks and political speeches.
The American classrooms from grades 1-12 are
the ever-present forum for the message. The idea is internalized to such an
extent that no one wants to give it up.
Not so in Pakistan. Most people are ignorant,
in fact, totally ignorant of the meaning of independence or freedom or equality.
Many in the media do not know how to explain these ideas to the listeners or
the viewers. About 45 percent of the children do not go to school and will
remain ignorant. Twenty years ago the number used to be 60 percent. The country
is making progress.
Jinnah’s Independence Day message should have
been used as the guiding principle for the drafting of the nation’s
constitution. Unfortunately, it was not. In his speech he had argued: “We are
all equal citizens of one State…..in the political sense as citizens of the
State.” People may be Muslims, Hindus or Christians, that does not matter. All
are equal with similar rights.
His idea was to have a secular government but
an Islamic society. He wanted Muslims to live by the Islamic values and to
observe the tenants of democracy within an Islamic framework. Jinnah’s
clothing, “shalwar kamiz or achkan”, and the famous Jinnah cap, reflected his
Tragically, the meaning of freedom was never
clarified. It was to leave the country to become an intolerant nation devoid of
equality and freedom for many. Similar developments also took place in America
though the leaders of the nation,
from very early
on, never succumbed to the extremists’ demands.