So, Was Jawaharlal Nehru right?
Subcontinent has had oldest history of places. It would not be harm if I write that this region is known regarding its beautiful historical places. It is our privileged, our forefathers had made very beautiful work on this earth but we people do not know how to save our forefathers’ work.
What is reason? Do we not know what importance of historical places is? How it plays role in development of nations? History is soul of nations, without history each nation is like Idol or nation has no feet.
History is backbone of nations because of healthy past nations can move in present and future. I don’t want to give lecture on importance of history, people have knowledge that how historical consciousness plays role in our ideas. Maybe I am trying to convince or telling those people who are already convinced or known.
Perhaps, one thing most of people might not know that when subcontinent was going to divide it was not division of people but it was division of historical places as I always write that partition of subcontinent was biased, later we saw and are seeing that how did people force to leave their homes?
It did not only happen with families but with the passage of time, religious biased or extremists thinking start to attacking on historical places.
In Pakistan, regional means small provinces’ historical become or counted as Kafir blasphemer. It really gives harm history of Sindh, Balochistan and khyber pakhtunkhwa.
In Sindh we can see how all historical places those are related with Hindus, are going to vanish or demolish. Sadly, government performance was and is Zero yet.
Government has taken swear that they will never listen, see and speak, If they speak in favour of public interest, probably they think that it goes against democracy, thus they do not want to talk about public and historical places.
We have been writing and informing to Sindh government that kindly pay attention on historical places they are dying and to be made with dust.
Sindh has rich historical places as Indus Vally (Moen Jo Daro) but if anyone has bit time they must go and peep into Moen Jo Daro, that becomes Orphan place and none is ready to take its responsibilities for saving. Recently Sindh has been facing flood-Rain disaster since 2012, because of rain and flood disaster historical places have been damaged.
Roopa Mari – Place ( Roopa was Mother of Chaneser and Dudo, famous historical character of Sindh) is totally broken.
Great Makli graveyard, to be converted into graveyard. Marui and Umer place (Famous story of Sindh) their place is ruined. Raja Dahir Place is also ruining. These places are seeing people of this land and might they tell themselves that who says only children of people are orphan but it happens with us (Historical Places) as we are orphans and none will has ability to stand up for us and save, we are here for you and not to allow you for dying.
All can feel own personal pain but is there anyone, who will be able to feel pain of these historical places?
If we see in Karachi, Metropolitan City has worst attitude towards historical places. Oldest Hindu places are consciously trying to remove. Why and what are reasons that some hidden hands want to run bulldoze on historical places and temples?
We can see Islamic names on buildings and billboards or contemporary names of politician but we do not see names of Hindu, Parsi or Christian people who worked and left remarkable historical work.
On 2nd December 2012 Hindu people protested against demolish of oldest Raam Pir Temple at Doli Khata – Karachi. Many families have been thrown out from temple as temple has been demolished and expensive Idol also robbed. One Hindu man shared his views that Ameen Lakhani builder is involved in this case and MQM is supporting him because after demolishing temple, they can build up buildings. Such kind of steps gives us message that Hindu must leave this country and withdraw from our right of living in this country. We are indigenousness people but have no right to perform our religious duties.
Rinkle Kumari's uncle Raj Kumar said that president of Pakistan Mr. Asif Zardari took notice but we have bitter experience of it whenever Mr. Zardari has taken notice, we have not received positive result. So we are not hopeful that Mr. Zardari’s notice will work in our favour but let’s see, what will happen?
They kidnap our daughters, kill our children, and forcibly convert to religion and now demolishing our historical places, what is our sin? Can anyone tell us? he said.
Politicians, Activists, Writers and Social worker all are silent on loss of historical places; they don’t care if historical places are dying from Indus Vally (Moen Jo Daro) to Raam Pir Temple.
Today, we don’t kill our historical places but unconsciously we all are signing on our dead warrant. If we demolish our temples or oldest places it means we break our mirror of our past.
Our forefather did not build such beautiful places that today conservative people load its biased approach and to fire on their art.
If Sindh Government has cultural department then it must show its presences and save historical places of Sindh. We should not wait for funeral of historical places of subcontinent.
Once Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru wrote about Moen Jo Daro, in his book The discovery of India that “one day this historical place may be mixed in dust and died.” Had he an idea about extremist/biased attitude towards historical places?
Now when I see that historical places are dying and from government to activists or public no one has cared about them then I am asking myself that was Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru was right?