Founder of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Sindh’s mass leader Altaf Hussain urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UK PM Boris Johnson and the UN Secretary General António Guterres to support the ongoing freedom movements in Sindh and Balochistan. Hussain’s voice echoed the pain of Sindhi and Baloch who suffer violent attacks on a daily basis at the hands of Pakistani security forces.
“The people of these two Pakistan-occupied territories (Sindh and Balochistan) are in a miserable state and looking towards UN, UK and the world’s largest democracy India, for help. The democratic countries must not ignore the legitimate call from the people of these two Pakistan occupied territories and must offer support for their freedom as per the charter of the UN,” urged Altaf Hussain during his address to MQM congregation in London to mark the Martyr’s Day.
Hussain termed partition of the Indian subcontinent as “biggest mistake” and said that the unfortunate turn of events was responsible for millions of deaths, rapes and families falling apart. Addressing PM Modi, the MQM founder said: “The partition of India was the fault of our forefathers, they committed a huge sin and we, the Mohajirs, are paying the cost of that enormous sin. India must open doors for Mohajirs. I promise we will reverse the mistake and repay the debt of kindness by our deeds.”
Delving deeper into history Hussain explained that the partition of India was not facilitated by the poor Mohajirs but by Muslim Nawabs, feudal lords and the rich elite who had become agents of the British. “…they divided India while those who had lived together for thousands of years became enemies of each other. In a similar manner, today’s Sindhi elite have become agents of Pakistani Punjab and the Pakistan Army, and use the Sindhi card only to keep Sindh enslaved for their vested interests. Sindh has been turned into a satellite colony of Punjab and her land and resources are being robbed by the perverts of Pakistani military.”
Altaf Hussain recalled how British Empire occupied the Indian subcontinent by adopting a policy of divide and rule that kept Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs fighting with each other. “There were freedom fighters such as Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh who attained martyrdom during their struggle for India’s freedom. Several other Hindu and Muslim freedom fighters laid down their lives for freedom. But the British policy of “divide and rule” was to divide people of India on the basis of religion. Today, history has proved that Maulana Hussain Madani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and other like-minded dignitaries were correct in saying that a nation is not formed by religion but it is related to geography. There are no adherents of any one religion or creed in the geography of any country. No nation is a unit but consists of people belonging to different religions and beliefs.”
Hussain exhorted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India to help liberate Sindh in the same way Indians helped liberate East Pakistan (now Bangladesh). “We promise that we will not form a union with Pakistan but will form a union with India like the European Union.”
Altaf Hussain explained that terror-exporting devilish military of Pakistan has converted Pakistan a safe haven for terrorist organisations such as Taliban, ISIS, LeJ, etc. on the pattern of Afghanistan. “The peace of the region and the entire world is seriously at stake. If India and other democratic countries stay silent on the appeal of people of Pakistan-occupied Sindh (POS) and Pakistan-occupied Balochistan (POB) then it will be tantamount to allowing the demonic military of Pakistan to play with the lives of the millions of people all over the world.”
Pakistan has become an open threat to global peace and is tormenting the whole world through terrorism. “Just a few days ago, hundreds of policemen were killed and injured by those who were shouting slogans in favour of extremist organisation TLP (Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan). But the Pakistani military hugged them and provided monetary support to their terrorist activities. Likewise, the military hugged Taliban terrorists and has provided them safe haven and jobs.”
On the other hand, this devilish Pakistan military imposed sanctions on Muslim Mohajirs and used brutal force to stop them from performing the rituals on Martyr’s Day. The manner in which the paramilitary Rangers brutally tortured MQM workers, sisters, journalists and photographers on Martyrs’ Day in Azizabad, Karachi is indescribable, added Altaf Hussain.
Addressing the Muslims of India, Altaf Hussain said that Indian Muslims must consider India as their homeland, be with the government and the people. “You must treat the Hindus with love, the Hindus of India do not hate you, if that had happened then more than 200 million Muslims would not have lived in India today.”
Addressing the Mohajirs in Pakistan, Hussain said that they should create unity and harmony among themselves and be ready to make all kinds of sacrifices for their survival and better future of future generations. “Otherwise, our next generations will be left as slaves in the occupied territories.”
Altaf Hussain reiterated that that Pakistan’s Punjab and Pakistan Army have sold Balochistan and Sindh to China. “Please save Sindh and Balochistan and help the people of Sindh and Balochistan to attain freedom from Pakistan and China.”