According to a press report a PPP MPA moved Punjab Assembly to name Shadman Chowk Lahore as ‘Bhagat Singh Chowk’. (Apr 12) We know that PPP government was bending over backwards to curry favour with India. We Pakistanis should oppose this ill-conceived move strongly. Bhaghat Singh was no hero of Pakistanis. Pakistan was not created by terrorist acts but through a peaceful constitutional struggle under the matchless leadership of the super constitutionalist Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Sikhs in united Punjab falling for the lure of Hindus had demanded division of Punjab on the basis of Hindu-Sikh majority. They got away with better developed part of the Punjab in 1947. And their organized gangs massacred hundreds of thousands of innocent Muslim men, women and children and millions of them were driven out of their homes and forced to migrate to Pakistan. Let Indian Punjab instead name a chowk as Bhagat Singh Chowk in Amritsar or Chandigarh.


LAHORE, April 14.