Sindhi nationalists commemorate the 22nd Death Anniversary of Sain GM Syed, the 20th-century Sindhi scholar, and politician who laid the foundations of Sindhudesh movement.
Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) held a political gathering at the town of Sann, District Jamshoro on this occasion. JSMM, JSQM, JSM, JST and other nationalist organizations also held political gatherings while book fair and awareness camps were also organized.
Tens of hundreds of Sindhis visited Sann to commemorate the life, struggle, and ideology of Syed. Prominent Sindhi nationalist organization JSMM held a massive anti-CPEC rally from Indus Highway to the tomb of Sayed. The participants of the 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, Human Rights Violations, Persecution of Religious Minorities, Forced Conversions, Expulsion and forced marriages of Sindhi Hindu Girls, Rejection to CPEC projects, and Total independence for Sindh.
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 GM Sayed.
The gathering was presided 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 Sindh. In his address, he said “Sindh 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 Pakistan and political course of engineered Pakistani politics and at the right time, he declared the struggle for an independent secular, the democratic state of Sindhudesh for Sindhis. Which has now proved to be the need of the time.”
Speaking of the current political situation, he declared CPEC 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 Sindh and Balochistan.” He also termed CPEC 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, condemning the enforced disappearances of JSMM and JSQM activists and life sentences and imprisonment of JSMM activists.
A large number of Women also participated in the commemoration gathering of Syed’s 22nd anniversary. Jeay Sindh 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, imprisonment and enforced disappearances of its activists and collective rights of Sindhi students.