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Social Forces and Ideology in the Making of Pakistan

Hamza Alavi
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 37, No. 51 (Dec. 21-27, 2002), pp. 5119-5124
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4412987
Page Count: 6
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Abstract

Religious parties were implacably hostile to the Pakistan Movement. When, inaugurating Pakistan's constituent assembly, Jinnah proclaimed Pakistan's secular ideology he was voicing the established secular ideological position that the Muslim League had adhered to throughout its career. Fundamentalist Islamic ideology played no part in the origins of Pakistan, although contemporary ideologues of Islamic fundamentalism, including academics, claim that it was Islamic ideology and slogans that created Pakistan and that they therefore have the right to decide its future.

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