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Austin, TX
June 7th, 2018

SANA mourns the death of great Sindhi leader and intellectual, Rasool Bakhsh Palijo.

Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) in a press statement issued in Austin, TX, today, has expressed deep grief and sorrow at the demise of a great leader, a lawyer and an intellectual par excellence, Mr. Rasool Bakhsh Palijo.

“A fighter by nature”, the statement noted, “Mr. Palijo never gave in to the forces of tyranny and injustice. Throughout his 89 years of life, he struggled to bring about a positive change in the lives of fellow human beings. A sage, who taught generations of Sindhis the value of freedom and meaning of patriotism, is no more with us.”

All through his life, Mr. Palijo fought politically, legally and through his pen for the marginalized people of Sindh. Sindhi nation especially cannot forget the heroic role he played in the restoration of democracy movement during the dark days of dictator Ziaul Haque, as a result of which he was incarcerated for a prolonged time by the martial law regime. Amnesty International declared him a “Prisoner of Conscience”.

A voracious reader and a keen student of politics, he introduced the same kind of romanticism and idealism to Pakistani politics as espoused by Nelson Mandela, Mao Zedong, and other great revolutionaries.

With Mr. Palijo’s death, the nation, especially Sindh, has become poorer.

Mohammad Ali Mahar
Sindhi Association of North America (SANA)

Sain Rasool bux talking with SANA members during 2005 Convention

Austin, TX
May 24th, 2018

Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) has expressed complete solidarity with the struggle for immediate recovery & release of missing persons in Sindh.

In a statement issued in Austin, Texas today, SANA urged the government agencies to stop unlawful arrests, abductions, torture and murder of activists and innocent people. It said rule of law must be established and all unconstitutional, illegal and unlawful activities must stop.

SANA strongly condemned the attack by Sindh police & rangers on the hunger strike camp organized by the relatives of the missing persons in Sindh at Karachi Press Club. During the attack on the peaceful protest camp at KPC, brute force and violence was used against the participants and specially women who had gathered at the camp to demand the release of their loved ones some of whom have been missing for several months and in some cases for years. Government agencies also took away four workers from the camp. SANA also condemned police action against the protest camp at National Press Club in Islamabad demanding release of missing persons from Sindh and elsewhere.

SANA statement said in a democracy, it is people’s basic right to gather, protest and freely express their opinion. The government and its institutions must respect the law and should not use force, violence or strong arm tactics against the people demanding justice and rule of law. SANA said the Constitution guarantees the safety, security and basic human rights of the citizens. No law allows undeclared arrests and abductions of the citizens and their torture and murder. The statement said government must produce all the missing persons, release them from unlawful detention and if there is any case against any missing person, it should be brought to a court of law.

SANA urged the government to respect law of the land and avoid following law of jungle. Unlawful, unjust and brutal policies will give birth to more unrest among the people and impair and undermine the security situation and stability of the country. Government should listen to the people, try to solve their problems instead of using brute force against them and create more problems and fissures in the society.

Mohammad Ali Mahar
Sindhi Association of North America (SANA)

پريس رليز
مئي 24 2018
آسٽن، ٽيڪساس

سنڌي ايسوسيئيشن آف نارٿ آمريڪا پاران کنڀي گُم ڪيل ماڻهن جي آزادي لاءِ هلندڙ جدوجهد جي مڪمل حمايت جو اعلان

سنڌي ايسوسيئيشن آف نارٿ آمريڪا سنڌ مان کنڀي گُم ڪيل ماڻهن جي آزادي لاءِ هلندڙ جدوجهد جي مڪمل حمايت ڪري ٿي. سانا پنهنجي جاري ڪيل بيان ۾ رياستي ايجنسين تي زور ڀريندي چيو آهي ته بنا دير ڪارڪنن ۽ ٻين بيگناهه ماڻهن کي کنڀي گم ڪرڻ، تشدد ۽ قتل و غارت وارو سلسلو بند ڪيو وڃي

سانا، کنڀي گم ڪيل ماڻهن جي بازيابي لاءِ سندن واثن پاران ڪراچي پريس ڪلب تي لڳايل بک هڙتال ڪئمپ تي پوليس ۽ رينجرز جي ڪيل حملي جي سخت لفظن ۾ مذمت ڪري ٿي. حملي دوران پر امن بک هڙتال ڪئمپ ۾ شريڪ ماڻهن ۽ خاص طور تي انهن عورتن خلاف ڏاڍ ۽ تشدد جو مظاهرو ڪيو ويو جن جا پيارا مهينن ۽ سالن کان کنڀي گُم ڪيا ويا آهن. رياستي ايجنسين پاران بک هڙتال تي ويٺل وڌيڪ چئن ڄڻن کي کنڀي اڻ ڄاتل هنڌ منتقل ڪيو ويو

سانا سنڌ مان گُم ٿيل ماڻهن جي بازيابي لاءِ اسلام آباد جي نيشنل پريس ڪلب آڏو لڳايل احتجاجي ڪئمپ تي پوليس حملي جي پڻ سخت مذمت ڪري ٿي

سانا جي صدر محمد علي مهر جو چوڻ آهي ته پنهنجي حقن لاءِ آواز اٿارڻ، احتجاج ۽ جلسا ڪرڻ عوام جو بنيادي ۽ جمهوري حق آهي. حڪومت ۽ سندس ادارن کي قانون جو احترام ۽ پنهنجي حق ۽ انصاف لاءِ جدوجهد ڪندڙ ماڻهن خلاف ڏاڍ، جبر ۽ تشدد وارا حربا استعمال ڪرڻ کان پاسو ڪرڻ گهرجي. هن چيو ته ملڪ جو آئين پنهنجي شهرين جي جان ۽ مال جي حفاظت ۽ بنيادي حقن جي ضمانت ڏئي ٿو. سندس چوڻ آهي ته ڪو به قانون شهرين کي کنڀي گم ڪرڻ، تشدد يا قانون کان مٿانهين قتل جي اجازت نه ٿو ڏئي

بيان ۾ مطالبو ڪيو ويو آهي ته بنا دير سمورا کنڀي گُم ڪيل ماڻهو غير قانوني قيد مان آزاد ڪري ظاهر ڪيا وڃن ۽ جيڪڏهن سندن خلاف ڪو ڪيس آهي ته کين ملڪي عدالتن ۾ پيش ڪيو وڃي. سانا حڪومت کان مطالبو ڪندي چيو آهي ته جهنگ جي قانون کان پاسو ڪري ملڪي قانون تي عمل ڪيو وڃي. اڻ برابري، ظلم، ڏاڍ ۽ ناانصافيون معاشري ۾ وڌيڪ نفرت ۽ ملڪي سلامتي لاءِ پڻ خطرو بڻجي سگهن ٿيون

حڪومت کي معاشري ۾ وڌيڪ مسئلا، انتشار ۽ ماڻهن خلاف طاقت جي استعمال ڪرڻ بدران سندن مسئلا ٻڌڻ ۽ ترجحي بنيادن تي حل ڪرڻ گهرجن