Nationalists decry rising extremism in Sindh

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    A “black day” was observed across Sindh on Sunday against the violation of minorities’ rights, spread of extremism, targeted killing and Talibanisation.

    The activists of several Sindhi nationalist parties along with a newly formed leftist group held demonstrations against the government, blaming it for the failure to protect lives and properties of the people of Sindh.

    The leaders of Sindh National Movement (SNM), Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM), Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM), Jeay Sindh Mahaz (JSM) and the newly established Awami Worker Party (AWP) participated in the protest outside the Karachi Press Club.

    The protesters chanted slogans against the government and particularly against a National Assembly member, Mian Mithu, who hails from Ghotki. They alleged that the Pakistan People’s Party MNA supported people who were forcing young Hindu girls in rural Sindh to convert to Islam.

    The Sindh government had left the people of the province alone to face massive challenges and no writ of the government could be seen anywhere, the SNM chairman, Ali Hasan Chandio, said.

    All the mainstream political parties should raise their voice in favour of the rights of the minorities. The Hindu community, in particular, was facing the hardest time in Pakistan nowadays but the provincial government had done nothing to protect them, he alleged.

    The alarming law and order situation was also not addressed during the tenure of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP)-led government. Skyrocketing inflation, unemployment, water and electricity crises have made public’s life miserable, added Chandio. “Unfortunately, the parties sitting in assemblies have not shown any interest in solving these matters which are affecting the lives of every common citizen.”

    “The government totally failed to address the issues of extremism, terrorism and targeted killings.”
     
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