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JOINT PRESS RELEASE BY MAJOR SINDHI DIASPORA ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF SINDH NATIONALIST PARTIES UNIFIED DECLARATION OF 13th SEPTEMBER 2012.

Press release: We the undersigned Sindhi Diaspora Organizations (SDOs) that represent the most educated, progressive and economically stable section of Sindh Civil Society and who continue to maintain deep and robust socio-economic and political relations with Sindh

REJECT outright the recently promulgated Sindh Governor Ordinances that attempt to divide Sindh .

This thievery , gerrymandering and trickery by the MQM aided by PPP through obscure back room dealings between the MQM and the PPP in blatant disrespect of the recent parliamenatry decision taken by the Sindh National Assembly restoring the Comissionerate system to Sindh as a whole, STANDS condemned by ALL Sindhis at home and abroad.

We the Diaspora members of the Sindhi nation , who are forced to live abroad due to lack of opportunities and freedoms in our own resource rich motherland will defy all and any attempts to introduce Military Rule or Civil Government Rule through Ordinances or Armed Threats

We , the Sindhi nation will never allow our homeland to be divided politically, administratively, geographically or militarily.

Sindhi Association of North America, SANA

World Sindhi Institute, WSI, USA-Canada,

World Sindhi Congress, WSC, UK-USA, Europe

Sindhi Sangat of Middle East.

Statement released by 13 Sindh National and International Organizations on the occasion of 28th annual SANA convention

July 1st , 2012, New York, NY – We the representatives of Sindh Progressive National Alliance (SPNA),[Awami Tehreek (AT), Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STTP), Sindh United Party (SUP) Sindhi Sangat Middle East (SSME), International Sindhi Women’s Organization (ISWO), ], Sindh Democratic Forum (SDF), Indus Peoples’ Forum (IPF), Sindhi Association of North America (SANA), World Sindhi Congress (WSC), World Sindhi Institute (WSI) , and Sindhi Sangat United Kingdom (SSUK) , condemn the on-going human rights violations in Sindh and the systematic denial of social, political, and economic rights of Sindhis.

Sindh joined Pakistan in 1947 as an autonomous and sovereign state based on the agreement enshrined in the 1940 Pakistan Resolution. From inception however, the Pakistani state denied sovereignty to the Bengali, Sindhi, Baloch and Pushtun, Seraiki nations that joined the federation. Today, 65 years later Sindh is deprived of autonomy and the governance of its own affairs and has become a veritable colony of Punjab establishment.

The current composure of centralized Pakistan has made it an undemocratic, theocratic, and unstable state which has become a threat to the global security. The Nation of Sindh seeks support from the international community in the following major challenges facing Sindhis.

1. Sindh is the historic motherland of the Sindhi Nation since millennia; we believe in the integrity of Sindh and its geographical division is unacceptable to Sindhis under any circumstances. We condemn all the conspiracies being waged against the integrity of Sindh.

2. Sindhi and other major languages of Pakistan have always been discriminated against. We demand that all the national languages of Pakistan i.e. Sindhi, Baluchi, Pushto, Seraiki and Punjabi be declared the national languages of Pakistan.

3. Pakistan state policies have been designed to render Sindhis into a minority in their own homeland. The orchestrated influx of populations from other provinces as well as outside the country since 1951 and flawed house census of 2010 has disenfranchised native Sindhis. A new census under supervision of an international body must be carried out.

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A serious threat to the existence of Sindh and Sindhi Nation

By: D. K. Ratnani

Please read my below given details very carefully & I would like to highly recommend to office bearer of World Sindhi Congress (WSC) , World Sindhi Institute (WSI) & specially to Sindhi Association of North America (SANA), please include this important issue / topic in our agenda for upcoming SANA convention in New York to highlight this conspiracy against the people of Sindh.

News from Sindh says that NADRA have received over 15000 applications of Sindhi Hindus for their new passports.

Mean time Indian embassy have confirmed that over 5000 Sindhi Hindus have applied for Indian Visa’s.

There are hundreds of Sindhi Hindu families, who already carried Pakistani passport has migrated to India.

This is the result of FORCED CONVERSION OF SINDHI HINDU GIRLS.

Fanatics and Criminals like MIA Mithu has created this situation with FULL Support of Criminals,

This is A very Alarming Situation, Sindhi Hindus are Secular and The Real sons of Sindh.

Sindh has Suffered a lot after their forced migration in 1947 planed riots against Hindus in Karachi by the immigrants who had came from India.

IN THE RESULT DEMOGRAPHY OF SINDH HAS BEEN CHANGED BADLY.

IF WE DON’T STAND UP AND STOP THE HANDS OF ANTI HINDU CRIMINALS AND FANATIC’S!! than;

ALLA’A EEA’N M’A THEEAY JOU KITAA’B’N MEIN LIKHJEY,

TA HUWEE SINDH AIN SINDH WAR’N JEE BOLLEE!!

Sindhi Media and Civil Society MUST play their historical role to STOP crimes against Sindhi Hindus.

This is a Serious threat to the existence of Sindh and Sindhi Nation.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups, 31 May 2012

LONDON – TORONTO: World Sindhi Congress and the World Sindhi Institute strongly condemned the Target-Killing of Brahmdagh Bugti’s Sister and Niece

Zamu Domki, her daughter Jana Domki and their driver Barkat Baloch were returning home at their resident from a wedding when unknown assailants on a motorbike fired at them in an ambush, killed all of them and conveniently escaped.

Zamu and Jana Domki were wife and daughter of Balochistan MPA, Mir Bakhtiar Khan Domki. They were also sister and niece of most loved Baloch Leader Brahamdagah Bugti and grand daughters of Nawab Akbar Bugti.

WSC, sees these recent murders of prominent Baloch leaders and their families in Sindh as an attempt to create gulf among historical solidarity between the Nations of Sindh and Balochistan. WSC calls upon Sindhi people to protest and condemn this heinous crime against innocent people. WSC also call upon on International community to condemn and influence Pakistan to stop these genocides against Baloch people.

In another press release, Humaira Rahman, General Secretary, World Sindhi Institute USA-Canada, submits its deepest condolences to the Baloch Human Rights Council and the Baloch nation on the disappearances and brutal murders of innocent men, women and children that takes place on a daily basis in Balochistan.

The latest case of the targetted killing of Saieen Brahmdagh Bugti’s sister and niece is a highly provocative act underlined with disrespect and designed to deliver a premeditated and insulting blow to the legitimate struggle for fundamental human rights (including the right of self determination) of the Baloch nation.

Instead of respecting the historical rights of the Baloch, the Sindhi and other nations, the Pakistan Army + ISI insist on holding these indigenous nations hostage whilst siphoning off their rich national resources, with impunity.

The World Sindhi Institute condemns these brutal killings and demands a judicial enquiry from the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and a UN sponsored and monitored investigation to publicly identify and punish the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity.

A Conversation with Ayesha Siddiqa in Toronto

World Sindhi Institute Presents A Conversation With AYESHA SIDDIQA Author of Military Inc., Inside Pakistan ’s Military Economy Monday April 19th, 2010, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, University of Toronto , Woodsworth College Residence, Room 20, “Today, the military’s hegemony in Pakistan is a reality…the military has penetrated the society, politics and the economy.” -Military Inc.

Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa is currently a Senior Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University ’s School of Advanced International Studies . She is the author of two books on defence decision-making and political economy of the military – Military Inc, Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy and Pakistan’s Arms Procurement and Military Buildup, 1979-99: In Search of a Policy. She did her doctorate from King’s College, London in 1996 and has worked on issues varying from military technology, defence decision-making, nuclear deterrence, arms procurement, arms production to civil-military relations in South Asia . She has also written commissioned papers on small arms and light weapons proliferation and problems of governance.

RSVP: humaira.rahman@worldsindhi.org

Deteriorating Political and Security Situation in Sindh

World Sindhi Institute , Washington DC, Press Release

On Saturday 14th November 2009 , a board meeting of the The World Sindhi Institute was convened in Washington D.C., to deliberate on the deteriorating political and security situation in Sindh, one manifestation of which was the recent targeted killing of Nisar Baloch , a highly respected and committed social justice and environmental activist of Lyari-Golimar, in Karachi Sindh.

World Sindhi Institute , endorses the formation of the recent Sindh Joint Action Committee(SJAC) , convened by Usman Baloch and endorsed by Chairman Jiay Sindh Mahaz Abdul Khaliq Junejo, central leader of Baloch National Front Wahab Baloch, President JSQM Karachi chapter Elahi Bakhsh Bikak, Sindh Tarraqi Passand Party STPP’s Gulzar Soomro, Awami Tehreeq’s Mazhar Raojo, Sindh National Front’s Nawaz Summo, Labour Party’s Younus Rao, Sindhiani Tehreek’s Fehmida Soomro, Nasir Kareem Baloch and Gattar Baghicha Bachao Tehreek’s Nadir Baloch and others

The World Sindhi Institute is of the view that coordinated, peaceful , nonviolent and united action of political forces in Sindh is the need of the hour. The SJAC has been convened to protect the rights of Sindh and against all the forces that continue to hatch conspiracies against the indigenous people of Sindh, thereby depriving them of their historical and fundamental rights of living in peace on their own land…

Humaira Rahman, General Secretary, The World Sindhi Institute, Washington D.C & Toronto, Canada

US-Pakistan Relations in the Back-drop of Kerry-Lugar Bill

International Seminar Organized by: The World Sindhi Institute (WSI)

Middle East Institute, Washington, DC, 1761 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-2882

Friday, November 13th, 2009, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

“Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009” also know as the Kerry-Lugar Bill, has now become a law, governing all U.S. economic assistance to Pakistan for next five years.

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WORLD SINDHI INSTITUTE ENDORSES CALL FOR NEW CONSTITUTION

humairarahmanThe World Sindhi Institute fully endorses the demands registered at a recent conference of political and civil society representives seeking a new constitution for Pakistan and a new socio-economic and political contract for Sindh and other minority provinces, that took place in Hyderabad Sindh , on August 14th 2009(see below).

Citing the dysmal failure of the current constitution and the historic existence of the covenant of 1940 ( Lahore Resolution ) which already establishes a framework and template for geunine federalism , the consultative body, unanimously agreed that the 1940 Resolution is the only acceptable denominator to base a bew constitution on.

WSI also endorses veteran politician Saieen Rasool Baksh Palijo’s demand to stop the large scale pilferage of Sindh Waters that continues with impunity and that that has destroyed and continues to destroy the livelihood and health of Sindh’s citizens.

Humaira Rahman, General Seretary, World Sindhi Institute

The World Sindhi Institute Board of Directors undergoes restructuring

WSI- Press Release    

President and Members, Board of Directors of The World Sindhi Institute (WSI), convened a meeting on 28th June 2008. After discussing a full agenda, the resignations of Mr. Munawar  Laghari (Executive Director) and Mr. Maqbool Aliani (General Secretary) which had been tabled in March ’08 at the 11th anniversary of the World Sindhi Institute, and pending since then, were finally accepted by the Board, albeit with regret.

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