Plight of Sindhis in Pakistan

SINDH MONITOR Publication distributed at UN Human Rights Session (March 2-27, 2009)
by Khalid Hashmani, McLean, Virginia, USA
A delegation of Sindhis is attending the current session of the UN Human Rights Council that is being held from March 2 to March 27, 2009 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. On this occasion, the Sindhi delegation is distributing a publication called “Sindh Monitor”. I have received a soft copy of this publication and as it contains excellent articles on some of the key issues faced by Sindh and Sindhis, I will be sharing these articles in a series 4-5 e-mails for the benefit of those interested in Sindhi Rights.

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Brutus, lies not in the stars but in ourselves

Has Europe kept Afro-Asians illiterate?
by ALTAMASH M. KURESHI, Karachi, Sindh
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Courtesy and Thanks: Daily dawn, 6.3.2009
“The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in the stars but in ourselves that we are underlings”.- Shakespeare
THE ‘conspiracy theory’ and “blame game”, euphemisms for shifting responsibility on others of the failings we are suffering, that has almost become a norm of our society. This is exactly what Rasool Bux Palijo has propounded before the central convention of Sindhi Shagird Tahreek as reported in Dawn, “Europe wants to keep Asians illiterate” (March 3).

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