We formed an organisation called the Indian Reunification Association ( IRA ) whose aim is to peacefully and voluntarily reunite India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as we believe they are really one country, sharing the same culture, and were one since since Mughal times.
Partition in 1947 was a historical British swindle, based on the bogus two nation theory ( that Hindus and Muslims are two separate nations ), whose aim was to keep Hindus and Muslims fighting each other, so that we remain weak, and united India does not emerge as a modern industrial giant ( for which it has all the potential ), like China, and our industry does not become a big rival to Western industries.
However, we are bound to reunite one day ( like West and East Germany, which were partitioned in 1945, but were reunited in 1990 ) under a secular government and patriotic, modern minded leaders determined to rapidly industrialise and modernise the country and ensure that our people have a high standard of living and decent lives.
Despite creation of the IRA, hardly any Pakistani joined us, although we are absolutely convinced of the truth of our idea, and I often wondered why. Then a Pakistani informed me the reason.
There is a provision in the Pakistan Penal Code viz section 123A which states :
” Condemnation of the creation of the State, and advocacy of abolition of its sovereignty:
(1) Whoever, within or without Pakistan, with intent to influence, or knowing it to be likely that he will influence, any person or the whole or any section of the public, in a manner likely to be prejudicial to the safety 2[or ideology] of Pakistan or to endanger the sovereignty of Pakistan in respect of all or any of the territories lying within its borders, shall by words, spoken or written, or by signs or visible representation abuse Pakistan or, condemn the creation of Pakistan by virtue of the partition of India which was effected on the fifteenth day of August, 1947, or. advocate the curtailment or abolition of the sovereignty of Pakistan in respect of all or any of the territories lying within its borders, whether by amalgamation with the territories of neighbouring States or otherwise, shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine.”
Thus, Pakistanis who join the IRA may be sent to jail for 10 years, and it is obviously this fear which keeps them away from the IRA, ( apart from the fear from religious extremists ), though I am sure a large number of them agree with us in their hearts. The same fear may be among Bangladeshis, some of whom initially joined us, but later withdrew.
However, as the great French writer Victor Hugo said ” There is one thing more powerful than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come ”.
The idea of Indian reunification is an idea whose time has come. India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are all in an economic mess, with massive poverty, high unemployment, skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, lack of proper healthcare and good education for the masses. One of the major causes of this is that we waste our precious resources in fighting or animosity with each other, instead of pooling them for rapid advancement.
I am confident that the idea of reunification will gradually spread in Pakistan and Bangladesh too, as it is based on truth. Satyamev Jayate.
When the Polish scientist Copernicus ( 1473-1543 ) propounded his heliocentric theory in 1543 ( that the earth goes around the sun ) in his treatise ‘ De revolutionibus orbium coecestium ‘, his theory met with strong opposition ( particularly by the Church ) for a long time by supporters of the geocentric theory ( that the sun goes around the earth ), as the geocentric theory was laid down in in the Bible. But since the idea was truthful, it ultimately was accepted by all.
Similarly, since the idea of Indo-Pak-Bangladesh represents the truth, it is ultimately bound to prevail, and the Berlin Wall between us is bound to come crashing down one day.
I am the patron of IRA (email@example.com), Indervansh Chadha ( firstname.lastname@example.org ), a Sikh based in Jalandhar is its Chairman, and Irfan Pullani ( email@example.com ), a Keralite Muslim is its Gen Secy.
We have established state units in almost all states in India. Presently our activity is only spreading the idea of reunification. Later, when the idea becomes widespread, as it is bound to be as it is based on truth, people will find out ways and means of peaceful reunification, using their creativity.