Independence of India & Pakistan
Independence of India & Pakistan
The sensation of Love, Happiness, Fragrance, Breeze, Comfort, Contentment, Satisfaction, Warmth, and Snugness; although we can feel them, we cannot touch them because they are just our feelings. We also cannot confine these sentiments. One can deduce analogously that Independence, Liberty, and Freedom as just our feelings. There is not any scale of measurement of the feelings of Independence and Freedom, but a common man, a child, and even an eyeless and sightless person can notice and disclose whether real freedom is surrounded in the atmosphere of the society or not.
If you need to prove the sense of freedom in any society, whether by argument, altercation, or by raucous donnybrooks, or contretemps in public which causes social embarrassment; there is no real freedom but just a scam, deception, fraud, hoax, like a scarecrow. The sense of Freedom cannot be forced down a human throat. If there is real Freedom, you can feel it in your mind and heart. There is no need to point out and highlight Freedom because it is a tantamount of light; if there is light, darkness and the gloom of bondage, injustice, abuse, prejudice, and thralldom will vanish automatically.
But be aware that Freedom is also irascible, feisty and very vengeful. Any society who defies and opposes it, it will end with self-humiliation. This is very fearful. Restraining and throttling Freedom is equal to suicide. Freedom is when there is an end to the sense of suffocation and you can breathe openly in the atmosphere, and you can speak according to your conscious while feeling secure and protected. A free society is always active in comeuppance for evil deeds and lies without considering their social and financial status and influence. In a real free society, there is no restriction on saying and listening, and despite the differences, enduring, respecting and living with the differences. If a garden hangs the sign of ‘Freedom’ but allows only Roses to thrive there and annihilates any other flowers, then it is not a garden, rather it is a jungle of thorns. In fact, a free society is a marketing place of ideas, opinions, concepts, notions, and beliefs.
When minorities in any society lose their identity due to fear and intimidation and are identified to be the object of jealousy, grudge, rancor and enmity; and when majority compel them to merge and integrate with the big volume in the name of collective welfare, then it is not Freedom, instead it is “Fascism.” Whatever labels and excuses fascist use to change their identity, they simply are trying to hide their crimes.
Two systems or rulers are not possible in a state; similarly, Freedom, Slavery or Subjugation cannot co-exist. Both of them can only live peacefully and mutually interconnected if fire and water can compromise. Whatever argument will be given besides this principle is not an argument but mere pimping of Fascism.
My article is a mirror for both countries. My dear Indian and Pakistani friends, we did not achieve any independence 70 years ago; it was just a ceremony for the change of Rulers, Masters. Foreign imperialist rulers used to be bad; the narrow-minded and short-sighted local rulers are even worse. Common people are still slaves; they are pacified and intoxicated by patriotism and nationalism when this is not the case.
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