“We [Muslims] have our own laws, our own culture and language, we have our own calendar, names, social life, architecture and music; in short, the entire social and economic structure of our society is different from that of the Hindus. We find that the Hindus have their own structure of society, which is different from ours. It is not only different, but, in some cases, it is antagonistic...the Hindu believes in idolatry; we do not. We believe in equality, liberty and fraternity, while they are caste-ridden and caste bound."
- Mirza, Sarfaraz Hussain (ed.), We are a Nation: Excerpts from the Speeches and Statements of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah (1937-1947) , Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust, Lahore, 2010, p. 126
- The Nation's Voice, Vol. IV, pp. 490-491
- Dawn, 6 March 1946