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Religious fascist ideology of Pakistani Islamism remain intact: Sindh leader, Zafar Sahito

Washington, Dec 18 (BPNS)

Founder leader of the Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM), Zafar Sahito has said that the root cause of the 1971 genocide and the reasons for the secession of Bangladesh remain intact. He said that it was the religious fascist ideology at the heart of Pakistani Islamism.

The Sindh Freedom movement leader was speaking at a Webinar,” Anniversary of Pak Surrender and Creation of Bangladesh in 1971”.

He said that the ideology of Pakistan was not only persecuting that country’s own minorities or its neighbours but makes Pakistan the epicenter of terrorism and anarchy internationally.

Zafar Sahito said that in the majoritarian, fascist milieu of Pakistan, even democratic politicians are fascists of a different hue, cut from the same cloth as the military dictatorships and deep state.  The Sindh freedom movement leader said that 1200 Human Rights activists and media persons have been killed by Pakistan state agencies.

He recounted that 55 key leaders of his own organisation have been assassinated and added that his plea to august Human rights forums like the United Nations have fallen on deaf ears.

Zafar Sahito struck a note not only on behalf of Sindhi representatives but also Baloch, Pashtun and Gilgit- Balistani leaders fighting for political and economic rights.

The next speaker, Hon. Robert Lancia, former representative of the Rhode Island house of representatives and current candidate for the US senate who in his speech pointed out on the bizzare and self defeating policy the United States seems to be following in regards to South Asia.

Robert Lancia, emphasized the need to build partnerships with India and remove all dependencies on Pakistan which was a double dealing country. He also noted the systematic persecution of Hindus and Christians in Pakistan as also the ethnic Baloch people.

He also echoed Col. Ralph Peter’s statement that an independent Balochisthan is in the interests of the entire region as well as the United States and stands at curbing a Chinese invasion.

 The scholar also said that had Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh area being returned to India, it would have been an ideal route for India to support US action in Afhanisthan. He also brought up the need to acknowledge the 1971 genocide of 3 million Bangladeshi’s by the Pakistani army. He said that this has to be supported and ultimately recognized like the American genocide.

Chris Blackburn, Priyajit Debsarkar and Seinge Sering also spoke in the webinar which was moderated by Carl Clemens, Human Rights Author and Executive Director,ICHRRF. The seminar was jointly organized by the Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM) and Indus Freedom Group.