“In the Pakistan zone, we will be able to safeguard the heritage of Islam and all the glory of our culture and civilization without any interference from others...The Muslims and the Hindus of India are two major nations of India and we are entirely different from each other. The Muslims in India have their own codes of civilization, morality, society and of all branches of life, which go to make a nation distinct from the other. We have our own laws, culture, music, and religion. If India remains undivided, it will mean a Hindu majority of three to one. The Hindu majority will be able, after some time, to wipe out Muslim culture and Islamic civilization, which has been preserved by the Indian Muslims with greatest care through the ages."
- 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. 178
- The Nation's Voice, Vol. V, pp. 493-495
- Dawn, 28 December 1946