Mohammad Ali Jinnah was a great freedom fighter, India and Pakistan should be proud of him: Indian Officer
NEW DELHI - A former Indian Police Service officer Sanjiv Bhatt who has over 350,000 followers on Twitter has given a shut up call to Indian haters of Jinnah.
The former Officer shared a picture of statues of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Gandhi displayed at a Museum in Islamabad.
He captioned the picture with a convincing argument:
"This is a picture of Gandhi's statue at Islamabad's National Monuments Museum.
We need to overcome and outgrow our hatred and ignorance".
According to university officials, the portrait was installed in 1938 before Partition, at the peak of Muslim League campaign for a separate nation for the Muslims of India.
Reacting to the demand, Students Union has said Jinnah and many other pre-Partition leaders were conferred honorary membership of the university and their portraits have been installed in the campus since 1920.
“Jinnah’s portrait was installed when he was conferred life membership (of the Students’ Union) in 1938. AMU has many things from the pre-Partition era like the Victoria Gate. Should that be brought down as well?” asked former AMU Students’ Union President Faizul Hasan.
“It is a tradition since 1920 to honour people of eminence with life membership. AMU first conferred it on Mahatma Gandhi in 1920 and on Jinnah in 1938," AMU spokesman Omar Peerzada told a news channel.