Asad Chandio, columnist Awami Awaz is perhaps few and far between voices who choose to stand up for their values. He was the once who broke the real story of Rinkle Kumari right from the day she was kidnapped.
Presented here is an English translation of his fresh article for those either don’t know sindhi or unable to read Arabic Sindhi Script
Hindu Muslim Axis & Sindh
A closer look at Sindhi (Muslim) socio-political trend right from the times of British Raj till date hardly indicates any shift in change of policy. The manifestations of the last 80 yrs clearly have imprints of the politics which laid its foundation in 1930’s !! The role of Sindhi Muslim intelligentsia appears to be frozen under a thick glacier ice sheet which never showed any signs of melting despite unprecedented socio-political upheavals as rampant in the last 65 years. Time might have witness sea change but our national character remained dormant, unmoved, unperturbed to any change. Our thought & attitude reminds us of the days when then Nationalist leaders G M Syed in utter disregard of Sindhi progressive leaders of Hari committee like Abdul Kadir M Khan, Ramzan Seikh, Noor Allauddin Sarki, Abdul Rahman Aisani & Comrade Nasim Abasi collided with British Agent aka anti- Sindhi elements like Pir Mohammed Rashdi went to the extent of pleading with the Muslims in Bihar assembly to settle in Sindh, or who can forget Khan bahadur Ayub Khurro when in 1945-46 elections campaign he thundered “ I am longing for the day when Hindu would become so vulnerable socially or politically that their women had to have come out to their lands and Shops to feed them”. After massive success in the 1946 election and immediately after being part of the Sindh Cabinet as PWD minister Mr Khurro never hid his apathy with Hindus when he thundered “ Hindus of Sindh will have to migrate somewhere else. They got to go. They should migrate immediately while there is relative peace or else I warn them situation could deteriorate to the extent they would get neither horse or donkey nor any other mode of transport to escape. (Page 23 Karachi Story)
The stubbed silence of PPP Minister on the May 22 Killing of Sindhis in Karachi marks a makeable resemblance to the silence of his grandfather 65 yrs back to the happenings of Jacacobad in 1947. Pir Illahi Baksh used to say in pride “Hindus in Sindh will have to face Forth Battle of Panipat, this will proved to be a waterloo for them”
One needs to understand the reasons behind this xenophobic attitude towords sindhis of different faith which had led to the monsterization of Sindhi society which had turned sindhis against fellow sindhis. In his book “Stern Reckoning” Shri Gopaldas Khosla writes that clarion calls of Sindhi’s Muslim leaders received instant support from Mullahs & Muslim Zamindars. Pirs had always supported the Muslim leaders in run up to the elections which who in turn always received unilateral & unconditional support from Govt. Ministers. Pirs have always provoked their followers to frighten Hindus and Occupy their land and properties. Kazi Faiz Allah of Larkana used to say “ Glorify Islam with Quran in one hand and sword in the other had”. In this procedure Muslim Zamindars used to frighten Hindus by provoking Haris (Peasants) to occupy land belonging to Hindus in Sindh. The xenophobic attitude instantly bore fruits. (Shri Gopaldas Khosla). What started with mare looting of Hindu Land soon escalated to killing & Kidnapping of Women & Children. On 1st. Sept. 1947 such xenophobic clearly visible in Nawabshah thanks to Collector Saudh Gadarposh as cerfew had to imposed in the entire district. On 4th. Sept. 1947 armed men attacked Migrating Hindus (55 of them) between Nawab Shah & Safiqabad Road killing 11 men, 4 women and injuring 17. (Ayub Khuro Page 504)
Sindh’s Mir (Ruler), Pir (Guru) & Wadhera (Zamindars) running on the laid footsteps of the Muslim intelligentsia created an unchangeable xenophobic identity which still bites the sindhis till date with its venomous tentacles. The movement that was initially commissioned off under the direction of British Rules have seen little modification in Sindh since the last eight decades. Nor had been any change in the modus operandi of the Mir-Pir-Wadhereas who keep on practicing their xenophobic tendencies unabedated till date . Today when Sindh is facing the danger of being partitioned (by Muslims of UP/Bihar) my thoughts drive me to the first day when we started to target Hindu Sindhi as our enemy of our existence . Undoubtedly that was the time which laid to the foundation of that we are facing today. In course of this time neither we have change our attitude towards our own nor we have seriously took our enemies as enemies. The roadmap of our destruction that we choose from 1930 continues till date unaltered . The changes are apparent only in faces, even dynasties remained as they were. Ministerial portfolios have change but role remain unchanged.
Its almost 65 years since Sindh saw its sunset in 1947 , Sindhis of Sindh refused to change their social character which have potential to plunge Sindhi Nationalism to a point of no return. After a gap of 65 years Sindh is once again is the witness of the mass migration which was last witnessed during 1947. Even since the Pakistan Supreme Court Judgment on Rinkle & other Hindu Girls hundred of Sindhi Families are migrating to India , additional Hundred are watching the situation in studded silence and are planning to sell their properties at penny just to save their lives and their daughter’s honor. At a time when our enemy threaten us to turn into minority and publicly declare themselves as being in Majority and threaten us to kick us from our own motherland, we shockingly have plunged to new low that we are unable to take notice that our own blood is giving up their mother land !!!!Shall we be minority in our own land as our own brethren are forced to leave our mother land and take refuge in an foreign land ?? We are hardly bothered about it. No matter how much we may take pride in our socio-political transformation we have indeed set ourselved to the path which will indeed lead us to destruction if not anything else. The role played by wadhera (Rich & Powerfull political class) before partition is still being continued un-abetted till now. Sindh’s Pir role & charter too remain unchanged – they too carry our ethnic cleansing of Hindus with equal vigor as they before partition and even took their drive much higher level in pride to purify land of Hindus!! As of now almost entire Northern Sindh district including Ghotki, Shikarpur, Jacocabad, Kashmore- Kandharkot district have been and Purified of Hindus as it is so called. These district are the hub of anti-Hindu drive. Sindhi Jagirdar role remains that of 30’s – when they were mare agents of British Raj’s well designed policy of Divide & Rule , the only difference is that they have mastered it to the perfection with the passage of time and under new self appointed masters
One needs understand the way we Sindhis (Muslim) have positioned ourselves in pursuit of our drive of ethnic cleansing of Hindus. In Kashmore town a Muslim Mushi (manager) have been robbing his Boss a factory owner for years. In 2011 Hindu factory owner eventually realizes that that enough let him release take some action. Unaware of his social status, he calls up his corrupt muslim manager and says “ That’s enough Boy ! Time to depart. Your played with my confidence bit too much, you cannot be at my service. Since being a family man your family don’t suffer till you get an new job I will be paying you equivalent to that of your salary of one year. The Muslim employee instead of being ashamed of his deeds and pleased to get a year’s pay went returns to his village and said “ Hindu Seth abused so I left the job, now its your job my Muslim brethren to take revenge”. The conditions that emerge from the incident made life of the Hindu seth like an living hell. The issue reached the local Sardar where Hindu was found to be cleaned of any excesses as alleged my his warring employee, yet the decision that was proclaimed surprise many. The Hindu employer was asked to three years of salary to the employees despite being looted for years !!!
In Shakarpur Ashok Kumar have been fighting for 610 acre of land encroach got shot at to cease he fight. In Chak killers of three Hindus have encroach Hundred of Acres of Land belonging to Hindu community. In Puno Akil (Near Shikarpur) Mukhi Kundan Das have lost all he used to have . Amar Lal of Mehar have lost 617 Acre of Land till date. In Mirpur Mathelo Seth AsanDas case still shocks us to the tilt. His personal driver Magsi in order to capture his Land burned him inside his car!!!!. Today Magsi family is perhaps the richest in Mirpur Mathelo.
Apart from encroaching Hindu Land Kidnapping Hindu Businessmen for ransom, Kidnapping of Hindu Girls for Ransom and keeping Hindu Girl for unspecified period and then handed over to their servants or are sold to their new buyer. Tormented Hindus alleged that between 1999 to 2009 thousands of Hindu girls have been kidnapped. Rinkle Kidnapping and its echo in the entire world could be easily heard here.
Socially sindhis never bothered to introspect their own conspiracy and all their anti-sindhis xenophobic behavior – all dragged under the carpet along with innumerable cases of acts against their own. Nobody bothered to understand the pain of Hindus who tormented with the help of criminals have been forced to give up their mother land –A process running unabated since the last 65 years being sphere-headed by alliance of same Pirs & Mirs. Just as in the past they were doing this under some instruction, today they could be seen dancing like puppets on the same tune , nothing seems to changed here. Writing in the book on her father Khan Bahadur Ayub Khurro, Hamida Khurro recalls “ Post Partion saw an unprecedented increase of looting & kidnapping targeting Rich & well to do Hindus” (Page 503). In light of what have been detailed it is quite apparent as the reason behind the mayhem from Pre-partition time !! The same work is being continued till date. Similarly Sindh’s national esteem was silent yesterday on the Migration of Hindus from Sindh as they are today !!! Sind Anti sindh & zenophobic act remains same, the implication of such act remains same and the attitude of Sindhis remain same. Nothing have changed in the last 65 years except that the sindh which used to belonged only to sindhis now haves multiple buyers !!! We sindhis at one stage or other have joined new post partition settlers in giving them a voice.!!! We neither understood the conspiracy being hatched yesterday , nor we intend to understand the reason being it today!!!!
The issue is not just of Muslim activism. Hindus remain stacked up in the ages where they were before the start of Muslim Pir-Mir-Wadhera conspiracy against them leading to partition. Gopaldas Khosla in his column “Politics of Sindh & Hindu Muslim conflict” Unlike the non Muslims of Punjab, Hindus of Sindh have never been militant. They are not even been habituated to struggle for their rights or took part in any form of agitation thereof. It seems that Hindus have accepted as the fact that Muslim are humans of worse kind who superior to them in aggression and true with their nature prefer to compromise or to runaway then confront the enemy.
Unfortunately Hindus of Sindh still stands where it was in the past as detailed my Khosla. Even Today they failed to take up the challenged posed my Mullahs backed Muslim criminals. They prefer to give up their right on Land pretty easily. With stubbed silence, their abandoned localities are a bitter truth of this reality. Who are left are leaving or planning to get out as soon as possible.
Sindhi Media too needs to play its role. It needs to unmask the anti-Sindh agenda. Its needs to naked the truth being the conspiracy being hatch behind the closed doors of Havelies of Mir-Pir-Wadhera combine. Disaster haven’t been only brought up my post partition immigrants but by our own Pir-Mir-Wa dhera combine who remotely controlled my rich & Powerfull working at tandem at the behest of immigrants. During Partition parliamentary Secretary Kazi Mohamad Akber was involve in Looting & driving out Hindus in Hyderabad, Sindh. (Stern Reckoning, Story of Karachi,Page 241). Today too something similar is being seen- Hindus being looted, their offspring being kidnapped are being forced to migrate from Sindh!!!. This is the time we come to our senses and show may to real change that can lead us to some way .
Post Partition saw huge influx if Muslim immigrants from Indian main land who instead of working tirelessly to settle themselves never abandon their refugee camps until and unless galloped properties costing millions through false claims. With the passage of time they forced Hindus from their Homes in Karachi & Hyderabad – there accomplishing their of becoming rich- These are same stuff of people who are now eyeing our Land. These are the same people who proudly proclaim in the own Urdu language TV channels of their demography being more then that indigenous sindhis. On the other hand we even being threaten to be reduced to minority in our own land, we are driving our own sindhis (Hindus) out of sindh thereby digging our own grave. The slogans coming out of interior and that from Karachi are ostensibly two different sounds from the same musical instrument. If we the sympathisers of sindhi cause do not track the meanings between the lines, history might forget us but Sindh will never forget us. This will indeed reduce Sindh’s 5000 yrs history to dust and we will surely proved to the worse generation that sindh had ever produced. This would surely proved to the last nail in the coffin is case we remain in deep slumber !!!!!
Asad Chandio (firstname.lastname@example.org)