As part of a freedom movement in Pakistan, activists organised a massive rally on the 117th birth anniversary of GM Syed, one of the founding fathers of modern Sindhi nationalism. Demonstrators raised placards of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other world leaders to seek their intervention for the freedom of Sindudesh. Besides carrying placards, the protestors raised pro-freedom slogans during the rally held in Sann in District Jamshoro of Sindh, Pakistan, on 18 January.
Claiming that Sindh is home of Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic religion, the protestors said that the British Empire had illegitimately occupied Sindh, which was delivered to evil Islamist hands of Pakistan in 1947.
Chairman of Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz Shafi Muhammad Burfat said, “Among all these barbaric assaults on its history and culture, and all these ages of occupation and dawns of independence Sindh has retained and maintained its separate historical and cultural identity as a pluralist, co-existent, tolerant and harmonious society where all the different cultures, languages and ideas of the foreign and native people have not only influenced each other but accepted and absorbed the common message of the human civilisation.”
Speaking further, Burfat said that the historical synthesis of religions, philosophies and civilization from the east and west had given Sindh a distinct place in the history of humanity. He told a news agency that Islam-o-fascist terrorists’ unconstitutional forced federation of Pakistan put behind the bars the people of Sindh that gave India its name, despite the province’s contributions in the fields of industry, philosophy, marine navigation, mathematics and astronomy were chained these days by the military might of Punjabi imperialism in the name of Islam.
Calling Pakistan an “occupier” that continues to exploit resources and involved in human rights violations in the region, Burfat informed that there are several nationalist parties in Sindh, who are advocating for a free Sindh nation and raising the issue on various international platforms as well.
He said, “Our nation believes in universal peace, unity of humanity and human development and our country has remained as an independent nation on the face of the earth for thousands of years. But today, it is enslaved by Punjabi colonialism in the name of religion and through the might of the military. The Sindhi people do not want to remain in the oppressive slavery of the terrorist state of Pakistan, and therefore, we appeal to the entire international community to step forward and support us in our struggle for national independence from the fascist theocratic Islamist terrorist state of Pakistan.”
Sindhudesh is a demand for a separate homeland for Sindhis, the state of which was merged in 1967 under the leadership of GM Syed and Pir Ali Mohammed Rashdi. A large number of Sindhi nationalist leaders, activists and students were disappeared, tortured and killed allegedly by Pakistan’s security agencies in the past few decades.