Pakistan’s friend Taliban has also become Bhasmasur for it and wants to capture the tribal areas of Pakistan through TTP. Meanwhile, Shayan Ali, a supporter of ‘Sindhudesh’ born in Pakistan and living in America, has announced that this time there is going to be a strong protest in the urban areas of Sindh. Not only this, in view of the injustice done to the minorities in Sindh, sporadic demonstrations are taking place continuously. Last year there was a huge rally to make Sindhudesh. In this, PM Modi, Joe Biden and other leaders were demanded to help in creating a separate ‘Sindhudesh’ for the Sindhi people.
The British gave Sindh to Pakistan illegally
The massive rally was taken out to commemorate the 117th birth anniversary of GM Syed, the founder of modern Sindhi nationalism. People took out a pro-independence rally in Syed’s home town of Sindh. The Sindhi people consider themselves the descendants of the Indus Valley Civilization. This society kept moving forward in different forms and religions for the last 5000 years. Sindhi nationalists say that their province was forcibly occupied by the British and illegally given to Pakistan in 1947 against the will of the people.
It is said that the Muslims of Sindh were quite different from the Muslims of other parts of India. The Hindus here were also heavily influenced by Buddhism. Sindh nationalists want this area to be separated from Pakistan like Sindhudesh of Mahabharata. Its demand first intensified in the year 1967. GM Syed and Pir Ali Mohammad Rushdie took it forward. After the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan in the year 1971, the demand for this Sindhudesh gained more momentum. The demand for Sindhi language and identity was inspired by the Bengali language movement.
Raja Dahir Sen, the last Hindu ruler of Sindh
World Sindhi Congress, Sindhudesh Liberation Army, Jai Sindhu Student, Sindh National Movement Party and many nationalists of Sindh are now taking this movement forward. According to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn, GM Syed’s work gave a historical and religious color to the Sindhi identity, which started the separatist movement there. Zafar Sahito, a supporter of Sindhudesh and the founder of the Jai Sindh Freedom Movement, tells Euro Asia Times, ‘Sindh was a separate country when the British army invaded in 1843 and when they returned, they should have given us freedom. This was our right. Pakistan was created by Britain to fulfill its interests.
Zafar said, ‘Sindh was a separate country in the year 711 itself during the time of King Dahir. After this the Arabs captured it. At that time there was Sindhudesh and we are demanding the same Sindhudesh. Historians say that Raja Dahir Sen was the last Hindu ruler of Sindh. In the year 711, his kingdom was captured by the Arab general Muhammad bin Qasim. Zafar says that GM Syed started this movement in 1971, who was a friend of Sheikh Mujib ur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh. He felt that if Bangladesh could get freedom then why not Sindhudesh.