Pakistan: Literature & coexistence: Intellectuals delve into history to discover seeds of ethnic divide

If Muslims and Hindus can live together in Sindh before the partition of the Subcontinent then why cannot the Sindhi and the Urdu-speaking population do the same. It is a socio-cultural matter but the so-called politicians have made it very controversial, commented renowned Sindhi intellectual Amar Jaleel.

He was speaking at a seminar, titled ‘Dawn in the Valley of Wisdom’, organised by the Sindh Abhyas Academy of the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology on Sunday evening.

Jaleel said that languages couldn’t be imposed on people. “It is a choice whether one likes to learn a language or not. A language also identifies with one’s land. Urdu has no land but it is one of the most powerful languages. I love it with my heart.”

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