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How ‘Communist Muslims’ helped create Pakistan and what it tells us about the unholy alliance between Islamism and Communism

Ever wondered why do non-practising Muslims who claim to be card-holding communists end-up seeing things through a prism of religion always?

Ever wondered why do non-practising Muslims who claim to be card-holding communists end-up seeing things through a prism of religion always? Be it self-proclaimed atheists like Javed Akhtar, who has the rare ability to fish out a Muslim victim card at the drop of a hat, or the kingpin of the Tukde Tukde gang Umar Khalid who conveniently forgets Marx’s famous dictum ‘religion is the opium of people’ and impulsively wades deep into the cesspool of faith to protect #ProphetOfCompassion. Such are often the ways of Communist Muslims.

Is communism a convenient cover for these radicals — masquerading as ‘progressive Muslims’ — to bolster the forces that have been trying to break India for decades? In fact, most of these non-practising leftists are mutant watermelon communists — green within and red outside. And they have a chameleon-like ability to transition from one hue to the other in split seconds, performing ‘Taqiya’ ‎— a precautionary dissimulation or denial of religious belief and practice in the face of persecution. You must have read Javed Akhtar’s latest tweet denouncing the use of loudspeakers in mosques. But it seems the ‘taqiya’ trick is not working on the masses anymore as no one is taking his ‘politically correct’ statement seriously.

Most of them subscribe to the idea that the Mughals came to India as conquerors but remained as Indians not colonists. That the Hindus were richest under them, completely whitewashing the massacres of Hindus, desecration and plundering of their temples and forced conversion of hundreds of thousands of Kafirs. Communism and Islamism might be exclusivist ideas that are poles apart, but there is one thing in common in the duo — they are capable of unleashing unimaginable barbarism once they gain absolute power.

Guess who is the biggest mass murder in the history of the world? If the name of Adolf Hitler crossed your mind, take a pause and refresh your knowledge. The two dictators who defeat him hands down were the founding fathers of communism — Soviet dictator Jospeh Stalin and his Chinese protege Mao Zedong. According to a conservative estimate, Stalin killed around 10 million people during his three-decade-long rule, while Chairman Mao has the blood of around 25 million people in his hands.

It is not a surprise that the leftists are in awe of the colour — red! The Leftists are so red that even their ‘Salam’ is ‘Laal’. They also like a concoction of green too. Let’s rewind to the 1945-46 elections in which the All-India Muslim League achieved a sweeping victory. The Muslim League, under the leadership of Muhammed Ali Jinnah, bagged almost all the seats in the Central Assembly. Out of the 495 seats reserved for the Muslims, Jinnah’s party won 440. It is another thing that only 14% of the 39 crore population was allowed to participate in the crucial election that would decide the fate of Indian subcontinent.

The Communist Party of India, formed in 1925 in Russia, openly supported Jinnah’s two-nation theory and assigned its mutant watermelon communists the task of canvassing for the League. Mazaz Luknowi, a card-holding communist and renown Urdu poet of his time, not only helped with the electioneering but also wrote poems eulogising Islam and supporting the creation of the Islamic State of Pakistan. Here go some of the lines from ‘Pakistan Ka Milli Tarana’ written by Atheist and left-liberal Mazaz, who also happens to be the maternal uncle of Javed Akhtar:

‘In the battle-readiness, we thrice cry: Pakistan is ours, ours, ours’
‘A hundred Gospels stand no match to the Quran’
‘We are all Gazis in the service of Pakistan’

Mazaz’s Pakistan ka Milli Tarana [Source: Creating a New Medina by Venkat Dhulipala]

He was not alone. Celebrity lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri, a card-holding communist, was also a votary of Pakistan. But strangely enough, he decided not to move to Pakistan and went on to become the face of ‘secularism’ and won Dada Sahab Phalke award. There was a whole tribe of mutant communists that canvassed for the creation of Pakistan. The Communist Party of India had theorised that the new state of Pakistan was ripe for a revolution. That the party had to facilitate the creation of a socialist state in Pakistan.

To set the plan in motion, the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) was formed on March 6, 1948, months after the creation of Pakistan. Writer Sajjad Zaheer was elected the first general secretary of the CPP that largely comprised of Muslim leftist leaders of CPI. But the bonhomie between the CCP and the Muslim League was short-lived. This unholy alliance was destined to fail because Islamists and communists are both exclusionist ideologies that cannot co-exist as the rise of one meant doom for the other.

So if you are wondering why do the leftists still support the Islamist movement? The relationship of the Marxist left to political Islam dates back to the time of the Russian revolution of 1917. Lenin mandated that it was necessary to support Islamist movements under conditions in which they contested local ruling classes, colonial control, or both, going against those who believed that communism should have no dealings with religious activism.

In a hurry to usurp power, the communists, allegedly backed by Soviet Russia, tried to unsuccessfully overthrow the government of the then Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan. Major-General Akbar Khan, his wife, poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz of ‘Hum Dekhenge’ fame, dozens of military officers and the CPP’s head Sajjad Zaheer were arrested, tried and thrown in jails in 1951. In 1954, Pakistan banned CPP and deported Zaheer and his colleagues back to India. It is unclear as to how and why the then Nehru government allowed the ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang back in India. Their progenies, however, live on and continue to wage war against India and its integrity!

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Sanjay Pandey
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