To blame only Muslims for India’s partition is baseless and unjust. In fact Hindus and Muslims and British imperialists all were responsible for partition. In true context of history Hindu Mahasabha, Congress and Muslim League all were responsible for partition.
Muslims were against the two-nation theory and partition of India till 1932. Even up to the time when the matter of partition was being supported in many quarters as the only solution, large sections of Indian Muslims were opposed to partition. In Frontier province, Khudai Khidmatgar Party of Sarhadi Gandhi Abdul Ghaffar Khan, in Punjab Unionist Party of Khizar Hayat Khan, in Kashmir Shaikh Abdulla’s National Conference Party, in Sindh G.M. Syed’s party, and national Muslim parties like Jamiatul Ulema, Jamaat-e-Islami, Majils Ahrar, Khaksar Movement, etc. were strong opponents of partition.
When the time for the British to depart came near, the strong protagonists of partition were Sardar Patel, Jawaharlal Nehru and Dr. Rajendra Prasad. Mahatma Gandhi also surrendered before them. On June 14, 1947, All India Congress Committee had passed the historic resolution for partition of India. Maulana Azad strongly opposed it.
G. Hasnain Kaif