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Sindh’s indigenous population being massacred by ethno-fascist terrorists of MQM

We condemn brutal massacre of innocent Sindhis and Balochs in Karachi by armed ethno-fascist terrorists of Altaf Hussain’s MQM.

According to BBC, at least 11 people, mostly Sindhis, died after ethno-fascist gunmen (belonging to MQM) opened fire on a indigenous Sindhis’ rally in Karachi. Three women were amongst the deceased. Thirty-five other people – including two journalists – were injured.

The procession was made up of ethnic Sindhi parties who were denouncing proposals for a new province by Altaf Hussain’s MQM militants. Ethnic Sindhis, who mostly live in rural areas, have warned that attempts to divide the southern province of Sindh could lead to widespread violence. Shafiq Baloch, who was taking part in Tuesday’s rally, told the BBC the shootings happened as marchers approached the city centre.

“As soon as we crossed the street, we were fired on. I cannot tell you how many of our young men got injured. You can see my bloodied clothes as I have picked up many bodies myself.”

The rally was a response to recent demands for a separate province for the Muhajir Urdu-speaking ethnic group. The group dominates much of urban Sindh – including Karachi – through the MQM political party.

MQM leaders deny they have anything to do with the demand for a separate province – although they maintain Karachi should remain administratively separate from Sindh.

This stance is opposed by Sindhi nationalist groups and has led to increasing turmoil in the city.

Today’s massacre cannot be seen in isolation from the following:

1. The ongoing massacre and persecution of Sindhi intellectuals, politicians and activists;

2. The demand of a Saraiki province by the elected representatives in national and provincial assemblies of Pakistan. Enemies of the Sarikistan province want to neutralize this demand by creating mayhem and spilling blood in the name of Muhajir Sooba, Bahawalpur Sooba and Hazara Sooba;

3. The formation of a mysterious Muhajir Sooba movement on the behest of Altaf Hussain’s MQM and Punjabi-Muhajir dominated military establishment.

We note with concern that the majority of Pakistani activists, bloggers and writers on social media and mainstream media kept mum on the massacre of 11 Sindhis today including three women by the MQM terrorists.

We also note that certain propagandists of MQM and Punjabi military establishment are trying to shift the blame of today’s Sindhi Massacre to the victims, e.g., by blaming the Peoples Aman Committee comprising Sindhis and Balochs.

We condemn today’s massacre and demand the federal and provincial governments to arrest the MQM leaders and terrorists responsible for Sindhi massacre in Karachi.

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  • akchishti ‏@akchishti
    #PPP also needs to understand why #Mohajir Sooba is being demanded? Lack of funds and LG Elections in #Karachi. #MQM

    akchishti ‏@akchishti
    I am not in #Karachi but my assessment is a member of PAC involved today RT @xRiderDk: @akchishti Sir who did it?

    akchishti ‏@akchishti
    @najamsethi just explained in detail whats happening in #Karachi. The best rationale argument on today’s event.

  • AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    Acc to @najamsethi(@aapaskibaat),thr’s no separatist Sindhi nationalist movement;Sindhi nationalists r kidnapped bcoz they’re communists.

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    Are we supposed 2 laugh at this or wat?Well,it’s not that @najamsethi dznt know of Sindhi separatism,but he didnt wish to say. @aapaskibaat

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    B4actually saying thr’s no separatist movement in #Sindh,@NajamSethi cud hv at least read @nadeemfparacha’s blogs.

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    @NajamSethi has never heard words/names like Saeen #GMSyed, #BashirKhanQureshi, Shafi Burfat #JSMM #JSQM #JSM, and, to top it all, #Sindhudesh.

  • salma jafar ‏@Chiltan
    Plz stop calling yourselves #Mohajir – it’s 64 odd years now! You have been Sindhis for quite a while – can’t become mohajir again?

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    WARNING:Graphic.Shaheed #MuzafarBhutto of #JSMM,who was found dead on 23May2012 after going missing 4 more than a year.

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    #MuzafarBhutto had a beautiful life with his family.He cud lead a worry-free life&die.But he wished to die a ‘hero’.

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    ڪو ڪيئن نہ ڊوڙي مقتل ڏي، آ رت ۾ خوشبو مينديءَ جي! -شهيد مظفر ڀٽو جي نانءُ
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    13m AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    Exists there a land whose fate was subverted as brutally as #Sindh in the context of its state in pre- and post-Partition periods? #Pakistan

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    Even #NoamChomsky had condemned in writing the enforced disappearance of #MuzafarBhutto http://wp.me/p3nBJ-bf #JSMM #Sindhi @najamSethi

    AamirRaz ‏@AamirRaz
    #Congressman Burton expressed concern over disappearance of #MuzafarBhutto and wrote to President Zardari http://wp.me/p3nBJ-a9 #JSMM #Sindh

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    @AamirRaz Where are Raza Rumi, Beena Sarwar, Sana Saleem, Marvi Sirmed and other #Pakistan fake liberals?! #Sindhi deaths not worth a tweet?

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    #Pakistan #SayNoToMuhajirSooba RT @Laibaah1 Please use this hash-tag to express your support for innocent #Sindhi s. #SindhiMassacre

    Tarek Fatah ‏@TarekFatah
    10 Pakistani Sindhi & Baloch protesters killed by Urdu-speaking militants who want to break up Karachi from Sind

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    An #MQM propagandist, an agent of Raza Rumi and Najam Sethi, is blaming Peoples Aman Committee for #SindhiMassacre. Liar!

    Miran Bizenjo ‏@MiranBizenjo
    @Laibaah1 Members of PAC were protesting along the Sindhis.

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    @MiranBizenjo Please tell this to Ali Chishti, a member of The Friday Times, Pak Tea House, MQM and Jinnah Institute, who is blaming PAC.

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Majority of Punjabi-Muhajir urban rats are silent on #SindhiMassacre by establishment-sponsored #MQM terrorists. Shame!
    Retweeted by Ravez Junejo

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Where are Fake Civil Society activists of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Why are they silent on #SindhiMassacre by #MQM’s terrorists?
    Retweeted by Ravez Junejo

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    #SindhiMassacre in Karachi. Congrats to MQM’s propagandists Ali Chishti, Farri Rizvi, Cafe Pyala, Urooj Zia and others.

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    ‘Love Sindh’ rally participants were fired at from flats in the areas of #Karachi they were passing through. #Pakistan #SindhiMassacre

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    @AndieDeArment The only crime of these women and children was protesting against the division of Sindh?! This was their capital offence.

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    May 12 2007. April 9 2008. May 22 2012. Many other massacres. All in #Karachi city. All by the same perpetrator. #MQM #SayNoToMuhajirSooba

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    Instead of condemning the armed attack, #MQM is criticising the ‘Love Sindh’ rally organisers?! Blame the victim?! #Pakistan #Karachi

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    Even Partition in 1947 could not break up Sindh and these TOADS think they can do so?! #SayNoToMuhajirSooba #Pakistan #Karachi

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    This is how you repay us for letting u into our homeland?! Killing our ppl in our own capital city?! #Pakistan #Karachi #SayNoToMuhajirSooba

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    @Razarumi Not one tweet abt #Sindhi deaths in Karachi?!?! Shame on you Mr Rumi! @Laibaah1 is absolutely right abt ppl like you!

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    Once again, @Laibaah1 proven rite! Urban origin journos n bloggers dont giv a fig abt #Sindhi #Baloch #Hazara et al dead! #Pakistan #Karachi

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    Dead in todays attack on ‘Love Sindh’ rally include innocent women and children! Curses on #MQM #Mohajir terrorists! #SayNoToMuhajirSooba

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    Eleven #Sindhi innocents have died in todays #Karachi massacre! #MQM must pay for this! #Pakistan #SayNoToMuhajirSooba #ethnicide

    Ravez Junejo ‏@ravezjunejo
    Peaceful ‘Love Sindh’ rally fired at by #Mohajir terrorists of #MQM party! #Karachi #Pakistan is capital city of Sindh yet unsafe for us!

    Sheharyar A. Siddiqi ‏@hadeedian99
    I am urdu speaking but I #SayNoToMuhajirSooba

    salma jafar ‏@Chiltan
    Who is Rehman Malik trying to protect ? MQM??? can someone enlighten me on what he is trying to say on twitter?

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Muhajir Sooba is Punjabi Establishment’s reply to #Saraikistan. Shame on Kayani, Nawaz and Altaf. #SindhiMassacre #SayNoToMuhajirSooba

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    No honourable Urdu speaking Pakistani can support #MQM, a party of terrorists and thugs, agents of Punjabi Establishment. #SindhiMassacre

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    #PunjabiEstablishment has tasked #MQM to kill Sindhi nationalist leaders. http://dawn.com/2012/05/22/sindhi-nationalist-leader-muzaffar-bhuttos-body-found-in-hyderabad/ #SindhiMassacre

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Instead of killing their benefactors innocent Sindhis, #MQM must remain loyal to the land which gave it shelter. #Sindh #SindhiMassacre

    Laibaah ‏@Laibaah1
    Where are Fake Civil Society activists of Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. Why are they silent on #SindhiMassacre by #MQM’s terrorists?

  • عوامی تحریک نے اس واقعے کے خلاف بدھ کو پورے سندھ میں احتجاجاً مکمل پہیہ جام اور شٹر ڈاؤن ہڑتال کی کال دی ہے۔
    عوامی تحریک کی اس ریلی کی حمایت جیے سندھ قومی محاذ اور پیپلز امن کمیٹی کے علاوہ مسلم لیگ نواز نے بھی کی تھی۔
    نامہ نگار حسن کاظمی کے مطابق کراچی میں انتظامیہ کی جانب سے اس ریلی کو پریس کلب جانے سے ڈینسو ہال کے قریب روکا گیا تو شرکاء نے وہیں سڑک پر دھرنا دے دیا۔ اسی دوران ریلی پر نامعلوم افراد نے فائرنگ کر دی

    پولیس سرجن محمد جلیل نے بی بی سی کو بتایا کہ فائرنگ اور اس کے بعد پرتشدد واقعات میں ہلاک ہونے والے گیارہ افراد میں تین خواتین بھی شامل ہیں۔

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2012/05/120522_khi_rally_firing_zs.shtml

  • As expected, Cafe Pyala, Najam Sethi, Ali Chishti etc are blaming the victim.

  • سندھ کے قوم پرست جماعت جئے سندھ قومی محاذ کے قائم مقام سربراہ نیاز کالانی نے کہا کہ وہ بھی سندھ کی تقسیم کے زبردست مخالف ہیں انہوں نے سندھ کی تقسیم کو پنجاب کی سازش قرار دیا اور کہا کہ کسی میں ہمت نہیں کہ سندھ کی تقسیم کی بات کرے۔ سندھ کو پنجاب نے پاکستان کے نام پر غلام بنا رکھا ہے۔ انگریز نے سندھ کو الگ ملک کی حیثیت سے فتح کیا تھا۔ سندھ صوبہ نہیں ہے ملک ہے۔ جب ہمارے سندھ پر اپنا اختیار نہیں ہے تو ہم یہ کیسے برداشت کرسکتے ہیں کہ اس کا کچھ حصہ کسی اور کے حوالے کردیں۔
    نیاز کالانی نے کہا کہ پنجاب میں اگر سرائیکی صوبے کی بات ہورہی ہے تو وہ اس لیے درست ہے کہ سرائیکی ایک علیحدہ قوم ہیں ان کی پنجاب سے جداگانہ حیثیت ہے وہ صدیوں سے الگ ہیں۔ اور یہ جو کل آئے ہیں اس معاہدے کے تحت نہیں آئے کہ سندھ کو بانٹیں۔
    عوامی نیشنل پارٹی کے رہنما بشیر جان نے بھی کہا کہ سرائیکی علیحدہ قوم ہیں جن کی جداگانہ حیثیت ان کی جماعت روز اوّل ہی سے تسلیم کرتی ہے۔ لیکن جنوبی سندھ یا کراچی جیسے علاقوں میں ایک قوم آباد نہیں۔ یہاں ہندستان ہی کے مختلف علاقوں اتر پردیش، بہار، دہلی، رام پور، کلکتہ کے لوگ بھی ہیں۔ ہم پشتون بھی ہیں پنجاب سے بھی لوگ آکر رہے ہیں۔ یہ ایک قوم نہیں ہیں لہٰذا جنوبی سندھ کو لسانی بنیاد پر بھی تقسیم نہیں کیا جاسکتا۔ بشیر جان نے کہا جو لوگ ہندستان سے آئے پاکستان پر ان کا حق سب سے زیادہ ہے لیکن اب وہ سندھ میں ہیں تو سندھی ہیں۔ اب وہ مہاجر نہیں۔ مہاجروں کے لیے کیمپ ہوتے ہیں وہ صوبوں کا مطالبہ نہیں کرتے۔

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2012/05/120522_sindh_province_a.shtml

  • I am Urdu speaking Pakistani but I have no doubts that MQM. Is a terrorist party but nobody has a courage to stand against the MQM. Asif ali zardari and supreme court , Media and Nawaz sharif – everyone is blind and cannot see what is MQM doing in Karachi.

  • We strongly deplore the inhuman butchery of Sindhi Nationalists and Balochs by the “POLITICAL TALBANS”!