Might is right – Dr. Manzur Ejaz

Dr. Manzur Ejaz

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Almost every book being taught in schools, from grade one to high school is geared towards religious indoctrination and making children hate people of other religions. If you teach the stuff that is being taught in Pakistan, you will produce hateful people who can justify every destructive action through religion

In his conversations, my friend Sheeda curses Pakistan like it is the most loathsome place. However, he is the only one from among my acquaintances who spends months back home every year. He has just returned from Pakistan full of furry and new curses for his tortured love affair with Pakistan.

I asked him about the recent cases of police brutality in various areas in Punjab. Bursting out he yelled, “What is new about it? Do not we all know what the police have been doing? Why do we single out the police? The feudals do the same thing to the peasants and husbands treat their wives and children in the same manner. Everyone with power treats people below them as non-humans. Our culture is rife with brutality where jis ki lathi us ki bhains (might is right) and the police is the product of our society. If you sow kikar (acacia karroo) you should not expect a harvest of roses.”

“But we have to start stopping these things somewhere. Do not you agree?” I asked.

“You are the king of rhetoric. You know, I agree. But it is going to take much longer for these things to stop than what many politicians, intellectuals and even the judiciary projects. We are brought up as extremely insensitive people when it comes to human rights,” he went on. Then after several minutes of silence, he abruptly asked, “Remember the suicide bomber who murdered scores of people in the Moon Market in Lahore?” On my nod he extended his question, “Do you know how the tragic incident was remembered that evening in the city?”

I did not know what he was referring to and therefore kept quite to avoid his bashing for a wrong answer. With a cynical smile on his face he said, “That evening, there were two mujras (dance parties) that I was invited to. No one knows how many mujras went on that night in the city, but I can tell you that partying of the rich and powerful did not take a break. For them, lower middle class insects were killed and who cares about them!”

I was upset too when he juxtaposed the two events of one evening in the city of Lahore, but I could not resist asking him, “Were the partying rich people not scared of being targeted by similar suicide bombers? Or did they talk about that murderous incident?”

“Yes they did talk a little bit about that, but then forgot quickly after a few drinks. And, somehow, they are not scared of suicide bombers because they have not been targeted. They feel safe when a dozen armed security guards are protecting their compounds,” he replied. Then continuing with his thought he commented, “Why would they be bothered? While the Taliban and jihadis were on the rise, the rich were getting richer. I do not know the reasons, but I know that Islamic extremists have brought good fortunes to the rich and powerful.”

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Conflict between Sindh and Punjab – Is it real or unreal?

FayazBbriroFuss between Punjab and Sindh! Is it natural, or exploitation?

By: Fayaz Amar Buriro

I have found some amazing similarities between Punjab and Sindh, where I shocked to see that majority of our regional activists are aloof from these facts. Here I am trying to show some of these:

>>Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) contains Sindh & Punjab, … the Moen-jo-Daro & Harappa are vital proofs.

»In history, there were Great India and Persia, which had large scope of sovereignty. The Baluchistan was buffer state between Persia and India.

»There is a Natural boundary between Sindh & Baluchistan to keep them safe and protect from each other, the same is not with Punjab and Sindh. There is no any natural boundary between Punjab and the Sindh. More over for the better understanding to the culture and language both have one mixed race nation called Siraiki. This nation is working natural way of exchanging the parameters of Sindh as well as Punjab.

»Sindh & Punjab have same agriculture based economy; this base is not with Baluchistan.

»Before the Islam, Sindhis and Punjabis both were religiously Hindus, but when we look in Baluchs, they were Kurd mixed old dogma believers.

»The linguistic grammar and rhythm of Sindhi & Punjabi are same because both languages born from ancient Sanskrit. Baluchi language came from Persian accent.

»The folk music or literature of Punjab and Sindh is very same in against of Baluchistan which is totally different. Their musical instrument and note of ragas are totally different than Punjab or Sindh.

» The philosophical approach & psyche of Sindh and Punjab was (and is) same rather than Baluchistan. Both had vast inspired Vedanti Mysticism (Sufism). Shah Lateef, Sachal Sarmast Bullah Shah, Fareed, Waris Shah Mehr Ali are lively legends of the philosophy from both states.

»In past, there are multiple proofs that Sindh and Baluchistan fought on interests and lost thousands people from both sides in different wars, but there is no any tiny proof has been found that Punjab fought with Sindh on any issue.

» In Sindhi Society, the extremist acts like Karo Kari , robbery, theft psyche, murders etc are well gifted by Baluchistan, such sort of crimes are linked together between the inner Baluchistan even up to the now a days too. According to the geography if we classified the Sindh in to two parts then we are finding following sub regions:»

1.Right Bank of Indus: As agricultural issues this bank is not well furnished and rich as comparison with other bank. Mostly Balochs occupied in this bank, that’s why the bank is topmost nest of criminals. They even smuggle currency, involved in human trafficking, kidnapping and harassing the other communities. Overall if we overview on this bank then we would find the majority of Baluchistan based headmen, those are ruling over the conflicts of tribal issues, they make daily new issues for the murders of innocent people on the issue of tribal wars.

2.Left Bank of Indus: This bank of Indus has good agricultural lands and almost peaceful atmosphere. The ruling headmen belonging with old Sindhi castes. The Baluchi influence is not much here, that’s why they live in peace and harmony. Today the history witness that most classical poets belong with this bank, who taught to live in peace and love.

»The Punjabi settlers who came in Sindh since 1940 (mostly Punjabi came here before 40’s) had started the cultivating agriculture and shown their keen hard work with the land. Today they have built villages, live in peace and prosperity in the Sindh. They don’t involve in criminal practices, they have given their daughters to local Sindhis for marriages. And the other hands Baluchis have really made hell regarding in the peace and to maintaining law & order situations. They shown their own psyche in criminal activities. Today Baluchis people are not wealth handed labors as comparison with Punjabi settlers.

»In aspects of refuges race, Baluchis & Punjabis are both migrated nations who came here for the interests regarding with their betterment of lives. Punjabis started their own profession as farming lands and Baluchis had shown their own. They spread criminal activities and on the shoulders of black wealth they became headmen, politicians and achieved multiple trades. Today they are more than 70% holding local politics up to the higher level seats of assemblies, where from they are acting their best sincerity with the Sindh and local settlers. Irony is that they are largely headmen of national politics in the Sindh. Syeds are second top numbered politicians of Sindh. Amazing is that they are also refugee.

»Today the Sindhi language is a lively language and according to the UNISCO report about the languages the Sindhi language is totally safe and will survive with vigor capacity in even next century as Punjabi too. But the Baluchi language and its accent are in red zone. Today near about 26 accents of Baluchi language are died due to showing least efforts to save the language by their speakers.

»The history of conflict between Sindh & Punjab is not much old but after the partition of Indo-Pak. In the partition Sindhis have faced enormous difficulties and withdrawn its middle class in shape of Hindus who had migrated from Sindh. The second effect was fallen on Punjab who lost its left arm (East Punjab). But no any sign is visible in which we can see that Baluchistan had lost any identity or economical downfall in the partition.

»It’s the very touchy sense in grief of Sindhi labor, but its fact; that Punjabis had taught the new ways of agro-technology and market concern environment to the Sindhis, but its very invisible any proof that Baluchis have given any expertise to local Sindhis except short cut methodologies, trickery ways to success wealth.

»Today if Sindhis are well elaborated in every field of life then there is partly pushes of Punjab; otherwise on the shoulders of Baluchis, Sindhi might be in the age of tribal system.

Hence the question comes in our mind that in old times Punjab and Sindh had passed really golden age, then when and where from their fuss started?

I’ve found some amazing reasons that:

*The history of current conflicts is not too old than 70 years before. It started from when Sindh separated from Bombay in 1936.

*Sindh has get rid of Mulla but Punjab has been pulling up the Mullas, due to its 2 nation theory.

*Sindh has aliened Germany forces in 2nd World War in the shape of 3rd Hur Movement, but Punjab had totally aside with alliance forces with British Army. And when Britain announced the Pakistan and India as free countries, they went and given gift the whole Pakistan to Punjab. And the issue arose from the starting day.

*The riot or conflicts between Sindh and Punjab are not natural but the self made from some politicians who never want to make a peaceful atmosphere here. Those politicians can be classified in following cadres:

1.US Foreign Policy Makers.

2.Punjab Opportunists.

3.Some greedy Sindhi Nationalists leaders.

May be I am wrong but here I have shared , what ever I’ve found!

Courtesy: FayazBuriro.com

Source – http://www.fayazburiro.com/research/spf.html

India : Promote & propagate Sindhi Culture

Need of the day for Sindhis in India – Promote & propagate Sindhi Vocal Culture

By Chand .P,  forwarded by Asha Chand

The sole aim and goal of Sindhi Sangat is the promotion of Sindhi language, culture and heritage. The declining interest of the community in their own Sindhi culture, especially in the younger generation, is a matter of great concern. We feel that with greater emphasis on the use of modern electronic/visual media, we can hope to reverse this trend and promote vocal culture more emphatically. Sindhi Sangat is making a small contribution in this direction to put the above concept into action.

We launched “SINDHI SURHAAN” in 2007, a 30 min TV slot on Doordarshan. We have been producing high quality Sindhi Telefilms and other mixed TV episodes. We continue to telecast Sindhi Surhaan today from satellite TV Channels – DD Girnar (formerly called DD Gujarati) and DD India. Both the satellite TV channels can be viewed all over India . DD India has foot prints in 146 countries in the world.

Sindhi Telefilms have been also released as DVDs to reach out Sindhis worldwide. We have especially added subtitles in English, so that the telefilms also become the source of improving and polishing one’s knowledge of the language.

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