Protest continues in Sindh against enforced disappearances of political activists
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Protest continues in Sindh against enforced disappearances of political activists
A massive protest was held outside Hyderabad Press Club in Pakistan's Sindh province to stop enforced disappearances of political activists by the security agencies.
The protest was held by victims' family members on July 21.
The protesters, including women and children, were holding posters and pictures of abducted political activists and demanded their immediate release.
Sindh National Voice, an organization which organised the rally said in a statement, "When leadership of national movements were being assassinated, abducted, enforced, disappeared and brutally tortured to death and also thrown in wild or roads after being kept in detention centres for years, that is the worst condition and form of national slavery and subjugation." "Political activists of Sindh were abducted, enforced disappeared by ISI and Pakistani Rangers since years," the statement added.
Sindh National Voice further stated that recently Nawab Mahar, Aqib Chandio and Shakeel Haider were abducted.
It alleged that security agencies are spreading fear amongst common people of Sindh by sabotaging political activists.
Sindh National Voice said in its statement, "Education system of Sindh has been destroyed.
Its wealth like oil, gas and mineral reserves are being looted with the help of the military.
Illegal outsiders are being settled in the province to deliberately affect Sindhi culture and tradition." Frequent protests are being held in different cities and towns of Sindh province to highlight the atrocities committed by the security agencies in the knowledge of the federal government.
Now, the victims seek help from international human rights organizations and the United Nations (UN) in Pakistan.
Vimarsh Aryan, First Secretary, India's permanent mission to United Nation's Office at Geneva (UNOG) exercised India's Right of Reply to Pakistan at 43rd Session of UNHRC in Geneva. Aryan said, "It's unfortunate, however, not unexpected from the deep state of Pakistan which is continuing incessant abuse of its membership of this August Council for propagating an illegal, immoral and inhuman territorial ambition. We are witnessing in Pakistan unabated torture, maiming and systematic persecution of religious minorities. The attacks on a Hindu funeral procession and a Christian church, a couple of days ago in Sindh and Punjab provinces portray the horrific plight of various minorities in Pakistan." He further said, "This epicenter of global terrorism (Pakistan) very irresponsibly harps on self-determination of the already democratic Jammu and Kashmir. It very conveniently ignores that VDPA explicitly states that the principle of self-determination must not be used as a garb to promote activities detrimental to the territorial integrity and political unity of member states in violation of the UN Charter."
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain has said that poet Allama Iqbal did not present the ideology of Pakistan but of Greater Punjab for the protection of the interest of West Punjab. He said in his latest address to the workers and the public through social media. The address was telecast live. He said that Allama Iqbal was on the payroll of the British Empire and worked for them. Hussain stated that Allama Iqbal had said he wanted to see Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sindh and Balochistan amalgamated into a single state. Hussain said that Allama Iqbal did not present the idea of Pakistan but of greater Punjab, but he was presented as an ideologue of Pakistan. The MQM leader alleged that governments and the establishment of Pakistan distorted history. "The new generation of Pakistan is taught that Allama Iqbal was a hero who dreamed for Pakistan," he said. Hussain said that the Muslims of undivided India was created in the name of Islam and Pakistan. He said that those who were "agents" of British Empire and against the creation of Pakistan were presented as the "hero" of Pakistan, whereas those who sacrificed for Pakistan were declared "traitors". Hussain said that Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan have become colonies of Punjab through the military power and asserted that Pakistan has become "Punjabistan". He said Mohajirs, Sindhis, Baloch, Pashtuns and people of Gilgit Baltistan want freedom from Pakistan. The MQM chief strongly condemned the atrocities and human rights violations in Pakistan by the state forces.
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