Muslim Deeni Mahaz (MDM), a politico-religious party headed by Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo who will complete his 25 years of incarceration on 5 February 2018, today released a concise version of K K Aziz’s voluminous book ‘Idea of Pakistan’. Dr Qasim compiled the concise version of the book.
The book was released by Abdul Majeed Dar, a religious scholar, president of High Court Bar Association Main Abdul Qayoom, Tariq Ahmad Dar, recently acquitted Kashmir after 12 years of incarceration in Tihar, Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, MDM general secretary, Tahir Sahib, district head Srinagar, Khalid Bashir, district head Pulwama, Muhammad Hussain Fazili senior leader and Shakeel Khalid, who heads the party in south Kashmir.
“Dr Qasim has summed up the four volumes in one book in light of Kashmir. He has also cleared two myths. First myth is that Pakistan didn’t exist till 1947 and second that partition was the British’s continuous policy of divide and rule,” Tariq Ahmad Dar said.
“It must be borne in mind that Pakistan existed the day Muhammad ibn Qasim landed in India,” he added.
The government didn’t allow the launch of the book at a local hotel, a party associate said.
Advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom said that events of releasing of books must be allowed. “It is a book not a gun. Anyone can disagree with the contents of the book. But banning or disallowing the book release function is a violation of fundamental rights,” he said.