Changing Hindu & Sikh names of places in Pakistan

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  1. Galaxy

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    Changing Hindu & Sikh names of places in Pakistan

    18th Dec,2011


    MR Haseeb deserves complements for drawing the attention of readers towards excessive enthusiasm shown by Pakistanis towards changing the names of places (Dec 12). Even the names of benefactors have not been spared. It is relevant to point out that much earlier the name of Jahangir Kothari Park in Karachi too was changed. There has been a mania to change the names of cities and places ever since Pakistan came into being. Cities bearing Hindu and Sikh names have been a particular target. Even, the benefactors have not been spared.

    There is a town in Lahore district (now in Kasur) which was until recently known as Van Radha Ram after the name of the father of Sir Ganga Ram who founded many charitable and welfare institutions in Punjab from which we are now benefiting. Its name was changed some years back to Habib Kot. Most of the people do not know as to who is the person whose name it now
    carries.

    In the early 1970s, the name of a well-known town in Balochistan was changed from Hindu Bagh to Muslim Bagh. Even a provincial government of a secular political party that was in power in Balochistan at that time could not resist. The names of Lyallpur and Montgomery, founded by a Britisher who made significant contributions to their development, were changed to Faisalabad and Sahiwal, respectively, without any cogent reason.

    We often hear demands about changing the names of Haripur, Abbottabad and Jacobabad.

    It is relevant to mention that in India several important cities, including state capitals, continue to bear Muslim names such as Allahabad, Ahmadabad and Hyderabad. There has been no attempt to change them.

    Even a well-known road named after Emperor Aurangzeb still exists in New Delhi. Near our border, there are towns called Ferozepur and Faridkot.

    We do hope that the PPP government, which believes in enlightened moderation, will not only curb this practice but will also restore all old names.

    Changing the names of places | Newspaper | DAWN.COM
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Pakis think they can change their identity and history through these superficial measures, deluded idiots. Anyway its nice to see Pakis adopting this self destructive pattern.
     
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    hindus and sikhs name can be changed. think a town only having muslims still bearing hindu name or sikh name.

    when they eliminated entire hindu and sikh population from pakistan then why leave this trace that there was once a community of hindus or sikhs in pakistan.

    its a post crime step
     
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    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

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    Its good to see those genocidal maniacs turning on each other now.
     
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    sorry! come again in simple language
     
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    I mean Karma seems to have finally caught up with the Pukes who are turning on each other now.
     
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    Lyallpur was changed to Faisalabad.
    Lahore was named after Luv son of Ram
    Kasur was named after Kush
    Still a lot of pre-partition names remain though but they are gradually changing.

    Another thing, some Pakistanis in the govt are very pro-Urdu and Islam, and they wouldn't even talk to you if you speak in a language other than urdu.
     
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    I am wondering why do we keep slavish names in our country after 300 years of death of Mughal invaders.


    Ghaziabad- Ghazi means religious hero and killer of unbelievers i.e. us Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs. Then why is the "Ghazi" still "abad" in a free and emerging India?

    Aurangabad- named after a terrorist called Aurangzeb who massacred Hindus and Buddhists proudly and like Mughal kings, mentions it proudly.

    Ahmedabad-- original Sanskrit name is Karnavati.

    Baltistan- Ballada in Sanskrit.

    This invader-worship is a problem with west, north and southwest Indians.

    Neither we Northeast Indians nor south Indians ever keep such names so generally.

    Even Nepal keeps its ancient Sanskrit names, since the time it was a part of our country as independent Mahajanapadas.
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    And it is amusing how even today Indians are hostage to secularist invader-worshippers to dare not to change these derogatory names. :laugh:
     
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    I'd prefer if names are kept the same for posterity. And please no Gandhi dedications.
     
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    PAK Cilivilization is 10000000000000000000yrs old..........................
     
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    Lyallpur was named Faisalabad Coz poor paki begged to king Faisal of saudi to build infrastructure for the city.So, saudi ke shekh ko kush karne ke liye ,they named the city after him. Faisalabad is like our Ludhiana. Though its different story now 90% of textile mills in Faisalabad are closed due to power and gas shortage.

    Whole pakistan is made from money begged from arabs in the name of muslim brother hood
     
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    Any name that derogates our ancient culture doesn't deserve to be kept. There's no Gandhi indication here, but it simply shows that you're willing to live with the same insult that was imposed on you guys for generations.
     
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    Comon guys we change names too, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkatta etc. Lets not be hypocrites, let them do what they wish to(as long as its their own country which bears the effects).
     
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    This is not hypocrisy, eg: 'Kolkatta' is the original, historic name of the city, "Calcutta" was anglicized version used by the British since they had trouble in pronunciation.

    What Pakistanis are doing is manufacturing and rewriting history. Please differentiate between the two phenomenon
     
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    Wrong! Better comparison for these would be the renaming of Peking to Beijing by the Chinese. Mumbai, Bengaluru as well as Kolkata were anglicised/westernised to be easier on the British tongue, these names are what a native of Mumbai/Bengaluru/Kolkata uses in his/her native language! Pakistan on the other hand is apparently trying to erase its Indian (Hindu/Sikh) past.
     
  17. Illusive

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    you know CST(popular railway station) was renamed from the original Victoria Terminus. Why? They have their reasons we have ours, it doesn't hurt anyone(physically), then y complain.

    I know their mentality and you know too, i dont even care as long as it doesnt hurt India.
     
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    Well Bengaluru is also the original name, Mumbai/CST...I'm not too sure on the whole "Mumbai Devi" issue so I won't comment

    Then why have a thread on Pakistan's ideology and Zaid Hamid ? It's not hurting India no ? Fact, the more Pakistan drifts towards Arabia, the worse will be the implications for India (since we're neighbours), changing of names gives us an indication of where their society is headed
     
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    Indraprastha sounds cooler :p
     
  21. Illusive

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    @ luker

    Yes, but these names ain't Arabic, are they? But i can see the big picture and aware of that. About threat, they'll always remain a threat regardless.
     

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