In the survey, "Asian" refers to people identifying themselves as Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi or Sri Lankan.
When it came to friendships, fewer than a third of Asian participants said "all or most" of their, friends were from the same race, compared with more than two-thirds of white people.
According to the survey, nearly half (44 per cent) of Asians would not date a white person, while more than half of young Asians would not consider dating a black person.
Iqbal’s ancestors were Kashmiri Brahmin
Iqbal was born in the Punjab on February 22, 1873. His ancestors, who were Kashmiri Brahmins, had embraced Islam. Some of Iqbal’s cousins (name Sapru) were not converted and stayed back in India.
A Q Khan was in Bhopal up to 1952. He became enemy of India to migrate Pak and became Nuke villain. When Mohammed Iqbal was in Hindustan he sango "sare jahan se accha hindustan hamara," When Iqbal went to Pakistan after the Partition then he became fundamentalist. Allama Iqbal himself superseded the famous “Saare Jahan Se Achha” when he wrote "Tarana-e Milli" which says "Muslim hain ham watan hai saara jahan hamara, Chin-o Arab hamara, Hindustan hamara, Teghon ke saye mein ham pal kar jawan hue hain, Khanjar halal ka hai qaumi nishaan hamara".
Sept 25, 2006: A Q Khan Laden LeT Mush - In the Line of Fire
Jinnah himself was from a family who were converted Hindus. Jinnah's wife's family (Ruttie) was strong Indian nationalists. They along with Ruttie were from the Parsi community who strongly opposed the idea of partition of India. Jinnah's wife Ruttie passed away long before the partition. They opposed the marriage of Jinnah and Ruttie. Jinnah married his best friends daughter, he used to regularly visit their house to play bridge. He married Ruttie when she was 16 years old and his best friend (Ruttie's father) felt betrayed and never forgave him.
Though Jinnah married a Parsi and converted her to Islam, he was upset when Dinah his daughter married an Indian businessman Mr. Wadia. Dinah Wadia is now settled in New York and thinks the partition as not a good idea (maybe because of the present state of Pakistan).
Liaquat Ali Khan's wife was not a Muslim
Her grandfather a Hindu Brahmin (Pants) converted to Christianity. When Rennee Pant married Khan she had to become a Muslim and was loyal to Pakistan while her brothers and other family members stayed back in India.
Aziz Munshi, Mr. Chunrigar's family (belonging to Hindu Gujarati high caste) is still in India.
Benazir Bhutto.s grandmother was a Hindu
Zulfiquar Ali Bhutto's mother was a Hindu who was converted to Islam. Benzair Hindu relatives from her paternal grandmother's side are still in India (Jamnagar).
Can we know our forefathers? Why Riots and terrorism?
Here in India, there is a renowned editor. The name of his grandfather’s is Prayagnath. The said editor recently wrote a controversial article to defend the doctors accused in Glasgow Terror Plot.
Isn't it an irony that, which ever inter religion marriage involving Muslim is concerned, 99% of cases, the girl or the boy belonging to other religion (whether Christian/ Hindu) should convert to Islam?
I read an interesting news story of July 8, 07 titled “Woman traces father after 23 years of separation”. Then I thought that all of us including Gandhis, Vajpayee, Thackeray, Alwa, Fernadis, Antoney, YSR Rajshekhar, Jogi, Salman Khursheed should find out our forefathers and for this we may take help from Pratibha Patil who has experience to talk with the spirit. Are we not such Indians whose forefathers were the same? They can get the secrecy of meeting with the spirits from Pratibhaj. Pratibha Patil has met the spirit at Mount Abu. She may be ready to give her secrecy to the leaders of UPA and Left. They can know the religion, nationality and other details of their forefathers. May knowledge of this not the happiest opportunity for every one of us?
We should promote inter caste marriage
As news reported on Aug 6, 2005, a resident of Baderwa of Nijgarh, Pundit Akhilesh Pandeya is busy convincing local communities to go for intercaste marriage. "Intercaste wedlock produces the best offspring’s,” he says.
"In a village community like ours, intercaste marriage is the best and most effective solution to the problem of caste discrimination," he says. "Many families have prospered, and their children have turned out intelligent and healthy." Citing from the Mahabharat, he says, "Arjun and Pandu were born out of inter caste wedlock."
He argues that his campaign should come as a relief for lovers belonging to different castes, whose love cannot flower due to the objections of orthodox parents.
Even local priests avoid performing inter caste marriage rituals. However, Pandeya, a modern priest, prefers to perform inter caste marriage ceremonies. He even refuses to accept "fee" for performing the ritual.
* If I am not wrong then 'Panchjanya' Hindi Weekly to encourage ICM, was publishing a matter regularly who adoped ICM. If we give in this way encouragement to ICM then it is good. Lucky is that youth who have arranged marriage with the choice of both.
* In 1918-19 it was a Patidar who introduced an Inter caste Marriage Bill to regularize the practice. The social hypocrisy of asserting the vanity of being of upper class among all Indian groups appears to be for no reason other than self and group vain glory.
* There were Inter caste marriages even in Mahabharat times. Even the SC recently ruled that the caste of the father applies to the children born out of such wedlock and not vice versa. This proves that the caste system will not vanish with inter caste marriages as such.
* Veer Savarkar worked hard to protect minority rights. During the celebration of Hindu festivals, Savarkar visited Muslim and Christian homes to promote good will. He encouraged Inter caste marriage and assisted Dr. Ambedkar in the liberation of the untouchables.
* Dr. Ambedkar wanted to crack foundation of caste
Dr. Ambedkar wanted to crack the foundation of caste but vote bank political conspirators crack the statue of our great leader Ambedkar to crack the unity of Hindus. “You cannot build anything on the foundation of caste. You cannot build up a nation; you cannot build up a morality. Anything you build on the foundation of caste will crack and will never be a whole.” Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar.