January 2005 News

'Kashmir Broke Jinnah's Spirit'

5 January 2005
The Times of India

Islamabad: Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah was elated over the formation of the country but was crestfallen over failure to secure Kashmir. This was stated by Margaret Bourke-White, a journalist for Life magazine who interviewed Jinnah in 1947, in her book Halfway to Freedom. 'With a burning devotion to his separate Islamic nation, Jinnah had taken all obstacles in his stride. But the blow that broke his spirit struck at the very name of Pakistan,' she wrote in the book, excerpts of which were published by Daily Times . 'It was the missing K or Kashmir, which effected his health,' she wrote.

 

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