Department of IR is organizing a webinar titled as “Revitalization of Two Nation Theory from perspective of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir" on 6th January 2021 i.e. Wednesday
Guest Speaker: Senator (R) Javed Jabbar, Chairman Social Policy & Development Centre Katachi
Welcome Note: Vice Chancellor MYU Dr. Syed Tahir Hijazi
Moderator: Osama Khurshid Lecturer IR Department MY
Vote of Thanks: Dr Muhammad Munir HOD IR Department
Important Note: Pictures of VC and HOD are already with you. Pictures of Guest Speaker and Moderator are on next page.
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85359410896?pwd=akhoWEp3UUtrUEI1TEJmZDBJMGYzdz09
The creation of Pakistan was based on the Two-Nation Theory — a premise which suggested that the Hindus and Muslims of India were two separate nations which needed their own geopolitical territories so that they could govern their lives according to their distinct religious teachings and practices. The founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah during his presidential address as the leader of the All-India Muslim League on March 22-23, 1940, said, “The Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religious philosophies, social customs, literature. They neither intermarry nor intertwine together and, indeed, they belong to two different civilisations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions”.
Since the creation of Pakistan, the Two-Nation Theory, however, has been widely criticised by many detractors who have claimed that it lost its validity in 1971 when Pakistan and Bangladesh parted ways with each other. Two Nation Theory came in limelight again On August 5 and 6, when the Indian government fuelled Hindu nationalism by abolishing Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which preserved the special autonomous status of Jammu and Kashmir. India which was once hailed as a secular state is fast being engulfed by the dominant Hindutva ideology which states that India is the homeland of the Hindus alone. These changing dynamics of India engulfed by Hindutva Ideology is posing a threat to the region. This Webinar will discuss the theme as described below:
Senator (R) Javed Jabbar
03:00-03:05 hrs. Participants Joining Time (Proceeding to begin right on time)
03:10-03:15 hrs. Recitation from the Holy Quran
03:15-03:25 hrs. Welcome and Introductory Remarks Vice Chancellor MY Prof Dr. Tahir Hijazi
03:25-04:05 hrs. Speaker: Javed Jabbar (Revitalization of Two Nation Theory from perspective of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K)
04:05-04:35 hrs. Q/A Session/Discussion
04:35-04:45 hrs. Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks Dr Munir (HOD IR)