“Hindu India and Muslim India must be separated because the two nations are entirely distinct and different and, in some matters, antagonistic to each other. Let me tell you some of the differences: we differ in our history, culture, language, architecture, music, laws, jurisprudence, calendar and our entire social fabric and code of life. One India is an impossible realization. It will inevitably mean that the Muslims would be transferred from the domination of the British to the caste Hindu rule, a position that Muslims will never accept. As an all India minority, we shall be under the rule of the permanent Hindu majority of about three to one, which will virtually mean one nation ruling another by means of ballot box...Our scheme of division of India gives Hindus three-fourths of the country and the Muslims secure a dominant voice in the remaining one quarter of India, thereby giving the two nations scope and opportunity to develop in accordance with their own culture and ideology..."
- 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, pp. 172-173
- The Nation's Voice, Vol. V, pp. 475-476
- Reproduced in The Pakistan TImes, 23 March 1990