"The Hindus and the Muslims belong to two different religions, philosophies, social customs and literature . . . To yoke together two such nations under a single state, one as a numerical minority and the other as a majority, must lead to growing discontent and final destruction of any fabric that may be so built up for the government of such a state."
Mohammed Ali Jinnah, first post-Independence leader of Pakistan, in a speech to the All-India Muslim League in 1940.