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Pakistan: Anti-CPEC rally held in Sindh

ANI  |  Jamshoro [Pakistan] 

Prominent Sindhi nationalist organisation Jeay Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) held a massive anti-Economic Corridor (CPEC) rally from the Indus Highway to the tomb of Sain G M Syed in Pakistan's province.

The JSMM also held a political gathering in the town of Sann in District Jamshoro on the occasion of 22nd death anniversary of Sain G M Syed, the 20th century Sindhi scholar and politician who laid the foundations of Sindhudesh movement.

Sindhi nationalists commemorated the death anniversary of Sain G M Syed on the occasion.

JSMM, JSQM, JSM, JST and other nationalist organisations also held political gatherings while book fair and awareness camps were also organised.

Tens of hundreds of Sindhis visited Sann to commemorate the life, struggle and ideology of Syed.

The participants of the anti-rally were carrying anti-CPEC, anti-extremist religious terrorism, anti-human rights violations' banners and play cards, demanding safe recovery of missing Sindhi political activists.

The participants of the rally also protested against human rights violations, persecution of religious minorities, forced conversions, expulsion and forced marriages of Sindhi Hindu Girls.

They asked for rejection of projects and demanded total independence for

JSMM leaders and activists placed floral wreaths on the tomb of Sayed and the martyrs of Sindhudesh movement and recited national anthem of Sindhudesh as a salutation on the eve of the 22nd death anniversary of Late Sindhi leader.

A political gathering was also organized at the occasion where JSMM leadership and Sindhi intellectuals spoke to the audience vowing to continue their struggle for Sindhudesh and paid rich tributes to the life and struggle of Sain G M Sayed.

The gathering was presided over by the exiled Chairman of JSMM, Shafi Burfat via audio link address.

He paid homage to the thoughts, ideology, and life of Sayed and analyzed the current political scenario of

In his address, Burfat said "has always been an independent country and nation since ages.

After the creation of Pakistan, the hopes of Sindhis were not accomplished, and Sayed was the man who outstandingly rejected the religious basis for the existence of and political course of engineered Pakistani politics.

He had declared the struggle for an independent secular, democratic state of Sindhudesh for Sindhis.

Speaking of the current political situation, Burfat declared as the death warrant for the cultural, economic, geographic existence of Sindhi and Baloch nations, deeming it a "Punjabi conspiracy to strengthen its imperialist expansionist hegemony over and Balochistan."

He also termed as a "trigger of international conflicts and nuclear arm's race in the region" and "strategic military design of Chinese aggression over the Indian Ocean" and demanded International Community and UN to take an immediate notice of Pakistani state's brutality and atrocities against the Sindhi and Baloch political activists.

Burfat condemned the enforced disappearances of JSMM, JSQM activists and life sentences and imprisonment of JSMM activists.

He also condemned the persecution of religious minorities, expulsion, forced conversions, forced marriages of Sindhi Hindu girls in instigated by the state institutions and the murder of Pashtun student Mashaal Khan.

He criticized the role of Sindhi Feudal in partnering the imperialistic designs of Punjab and genocide of the Sindhi and Baloch Youth.

"is a sanctuary, sponsor and epicenter of the islamic extremist terrorism, it deceived the in war on and the time for retribution is near," he said.

"We, the Sindhudesh Movement, are now entering a phase of mature, decisive, disciplined politics to annihilate the designs of greater punjabi imperialism against the existence of historic Sindhi nation. Activists should prepare themselves to make sacrifices and commitment to the cause." he added.

JSMM central Leaders Shabir Mallah, Hafeez Sindhi and others also spoke to the audience and condemned the state's brutality, savagery and ongoing paramilitary operation against the nationalist activists.

A large number of Women also participated in the commemoration gathering of Syed's 22nd anniversary.

Jeay Students Federation (Student wing of JSMM) also organized a membership and public opinion camp at Sann to spread awareness about the statutory sentence of capital punishments to its Chairman Hafeez Pirzado, activist Asif Baat and enforced disappearances of its activists and collective rights of Sindhi students.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, April 25 2017. 22:22 IST
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