Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Role In The Creation Of Pakistan

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Very few people have changed the course of history. Even less have helped to create a country, yet Muhammad Ali Jinnah has done both. He was a lawyer, a politician, and he was the man who led the act of creating Pakistan, a country in South Asia. This astonishing performance happened in 1947, years after Jinnah wanted it to be reality. Jinnah had a large role in the creation of Pakistan and left a questionable legacy in the process.

Years before, and during the creation of Pakistan, India was ruled by the British and Indians hated the way the British ruled their country. Some in India, such as Mohandas Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah helped India and Pakistan separate from the British Empire. They tried for years before they made it happen.
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Jinnah withdrew from politics in 1921, giving him time to work in law and to think and make Pakistan reality before he died. The thought of creating a country or division of a country came to Jinnah years before he actually made it happen. The main reason that he wanted to create Pakistan was because of religious reasons and because “Indian Muslims insisted that they were not a minority,” yet the Indian government did not listen (Panwar, 1). Other reasons Pakistan was created includes the British understanding of India, and the way the British ruled. Many people hated this, and this backed up the idea to create Pakistan even more. The creation needed many votes to happen in a short period of time for the Indian Council to even take the division into consideration. Pakistan was made for the Muslims in India, which made up approximately 1/3 of the …show more content…
Some opposed the act of calling Pakistan a Muslim state, as there were many laws that did not agree with the religion. Others, such as Jinnah’s close family, moved out of India to get away from the bloodshed that was taking place because of his vision. This shows that they did not agree with him because they moved to get away from everything happening. Some also say that Jinnah “stirred up hatred between Hindus and Muslims” himself, forcing others to agree with him to stop the fighting (Komireddi, 1). Many agreed with Jinnah as what he did helped with conflicts between people in India. Others even believe that “Jinnah’s premature death [is what] … caused Pakistan to fail” (Komireddi, 1). This also means that Jinnah was a good leader because if he lived, he may have made Pakistan a better country than what it is today.

Jinnah thought that most people agreed with what he was doing as he thanked people for their “good wishes for the future of Pakistan” (Jinnah Aug. 14, 1947, 1). Later on, Jinnah questioned his own vision as he started wondering if people around the world were even aware about Pakistan six months after it became a country. He also wondered whether some conflicts, such as those in Kashmir would end soon, as he knew he was going to die in the near future and he didn’t want Kashmir’s disputes on his

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