Government of Pakistan promotes the culture of hate towards India through the text books. They have designed their education policy accordingly which plays a crucial role in creating this culture. From the following excerpts it will be seen how they create such culture of hate from the school level, in the young minds.
The Class 5 Book has this original discovery about Hindu help to bring British rule to India: “The British had the objective to take over India and to achieve this, they made Hindus join them and Hindus were very glad to side with the British. After capturing the subcontinent, the British began on the one hand loot of all the things produced in this area, and on the other, in conjunction with Hindus, to greatly suppress the Muslims.”
The Book for Class 8 says: “Their (Muslim saints’) teachings dispelled many superstitions of the Hindus and reformed their bad practices. Thereby, Hindu religion of the olden times came to an end.” On Indo-Pak wars, the books give detailed descriptions and openly eulogize “jihad” and “shahadat” and urge students to become “mujahids” and martyrs.
The Class 5 book says: “In 1965, the Pakistani army conquered several areas of India, and when India was on the point of being defeated, she requested the United Nations to arrange a ceasefire. After 1965, India with the help of Hindus living in East Pakistan, instigated the people living there against the people of West Pakistan, and at last in December 1971 invaded East Pakistan. The conspiracy resulted in the separation of East Pakistan from us. All of us should receive military training and be prepared to fight the enemy.”
The book prescribed for higher secondary students makes no mention of the uprising in East Pakistan in 1971 or the surrender by more than 90,000 Pakistani soldiers. Instead, it claims: “In the 1971 India-Pakistan war, the Pakistan armed forces created new records of bravery and the Indian forces were defeated everywhere.”
The students of Class 3 are taught that “Muhammad Ali (Jinnah) felt that the Hindus wanted to make the Muslims their slaves and since he hated slavery, he left the Congress”. At another place, it says: “The Congress was actually a party of the Hindus. The Muslims felt that after getting freedom, Hindus would make them slaves.”
And this great historic discovery is taught to Class 5 students: “Previously, India was part of Pakistan.”
(Author Arif Mahammed Khan, former Union minister. source : Times of India dated 27 Dec 2008)