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THE PAKISTAN MENIFESTO
ISSUED BY
Muslim Youth Study Circle

PAKISTAN
IS OUR
DELIVERANCE: DEFENCE: DESTINY

WE DENY

That we are one nation.
With the Hindus and the rest.

Nothing unites us save arbitrary geographical boundary and temporary shackles of slavery.

Nationality based on either of these must in its very nature be unnatural. It cannot, it will not last.

That we have any idea of exploiting or dominating others
We are self-respecting people. We respect others rights as well respect our own. We want to live and let live. None need fear PAKISTAN!

WE DECLARE

That we are a NATION not a "minority"
A NATION of a hundred million, greater than Germans in Greater Germany and what is more, we are a NATION with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, names and nomenclature, sense of value and proportion, legal laws and moral codes, customs and calendar, history and traditions, aptitudes and ambitions, in short, we have our own distinctive outlook on life and of life. By all cannons of International Law we are a NATION.


That no amount of threats or intimidations will ever deter us from the chosen path.

Hints about “a long civil war” we brush aside with contempt. On our part we do not want a civil war, but in the event of others making it inevitable, a hundred million souls shall look forward to it with the calm confidence of a people who know their intrinsic value.

WE DEMAND

Only the right of self-determination. The absolute right to regulate our affairs in our own lands ourselves according to the genius of our own people, without in any way being ordered about either by the British or the Hindus.

PAKISTAN IS OUR ONLY DEMAND!

History Justices it.
Numbers confirm it.
Justice claims it.
Destiny demands it.
Posterity awaits it.

And

BY GOD, WE WILL HAVE IT!!


Muslims unite! You have a whole world to gain.
You have nothing to lose but your chains !!

Source: ( Daily Dawn February 8, 1942 )

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