Muslims under the British Raj in India were a scattered and powerless bunch, divided on ethnic background and language. There were also divisions between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam. To top all of this, the introduction of elected councils and assemblies, created a political division between the Muslims of the Muslim majority areas and those who inhabited areas such as the United Provinces (UP), where they were outnumbered
Tag "Jinnah of Pakistan"
In the beginning, Mohammad Ali Jinnah was not too sure that Pakistan was a viable option but slowly he realized that there was no other way to safeguard the interests of the Muslims in the Indian subcontinent. He did not fear that the Muslims would be persecuted because of their religion but what was more evident to him was that unless there was a separate piece of land for the