The obsession of people from Republic of India about so-called "Pakistani obsession of Arabs" is indeed hilarious. The Muslims from Republic of India may have such a thinking but here in Pakistan, there is no such thing. If nothing else, it does display one thing that how little they know of Pakistan and Pakistanis.well atleast we dont study manufactured history that teaches that Bin Qasim formed a new nation state in the subcontinent and the people in the Indus who were the ones who gave the name "Hindu", are infact invaders who took pity on the lower castes to free them up from upper caste exploitation in the subcontinent, bestowing their benevolence over 7 centuries.
Mohammad Bin Qasim is indeed a hero in Pakistan. He was a 17 year old who led a small army which captured the whole of Sindh which encompassed a large territorial spread against a much larger force led by an experienced and powerful Brahmin Hindu ruler Raja Dahir. His capture of Sindh also led to large number of local people becoming Muslims for the first time in this region and this is looked as a heroic deed by this 17 year old.
The name Hindu was not given by any Muslim invader. It emerged from the word Sindhu which was and is the name of River Indus. The ancient Persians did not have the word S in their language at the time, and replaced it with the word H and therefore the word Hindu from Sindhu. Subsequently, all the people living around River Sindh (Indus) in the geographical area of Indus River Valley were identified as Hindus irrespective of the religion or culture that they followed. The Arabs started calling it Al-Hind and the Turks called it Hindistan.
The name India is also derived from Indus, which originates from the old Persian word Hindu which as I explained stems from the word Sindhu, which was the historical local appellation for the River Indus. The ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi/Indos (Ινδοί, which translates as "the people of the Indus".
The word Hindu was categorised as a religion by the British only in the 1800s.
And why do you people get flared up so much when correct historical aspects are highlighted.