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Muhammad Ali Jinnah

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The words are Jinnah’s; the thought and belief are an inheritance from the Prophet who said thirteen centuries before, “All men are equal in the eyes of God. And your lives and your properties are all sacred: in no case should you attack each other’s life and property. Today I trample under my feet all distinctions of caste, colour and nationality
The remarks of Hector Bolitho about Jinnah's address to the Constituent Assembly (1947)

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