The rally organised to seek their intervention for the freedom of Sindhudesh was held on the 117th birth anniversary of GM Syed, one of the founding fathers of modern Sindhi nationalism. The rally which took place in Syed’s hometown of Sann in Jamshoro district on Sunday, witnessed participants raising Pro-Freedom slogans.
“Sindh wants freedom from Pakistan" read the posters which also mentioned the names of other eminent leaders like US President-Elect Joe Biden, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, Bangladesh’s Sheikh Hasina, France’s Marcon, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German chancellor Angela Merkel, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, British PM Boris Johnson, etc.
Sindhudesh is a demand for a separate homeland for Sindhis which was emerged in 1967 under the leadership of GM Syed and Pir Ali Mohammed Rashdi.
An ardent follower of the principle of Mahatma Gandhi, GM Syed was the first political prisoner after the creation of Pakistan and spent around 30 years in jail in the country.
According to a report by Times Now, the protesters claimed that Sindh is the home of Indus Valley Civilisation and Vedic religion which was illegitimately occupied by the British Empire and was delivered by them in the ‘evil’ Islamist hands of Pakistan in 1947.
While speaking to media, one of the protest organizers, Shafi Mohammad Burfat said, “While the Sindh gave India its name, the Sindh citizens who pioneered in the fields of industry, philosophy, marine navigation, mathematics, and astronomy are today chained by the Islam-o-fascist terrorist unconstitutional forced federation of Pakistan by the military might of Punjabi imperialism in the name of Islam,".
There are several nationalist parties in Sindh that are advocating for a free Sindh nation. They have been raising the issue on various international platforms and calling Pakistan an “occupier" that continues to exploit resources and involved in human rights violations in the region.