The death of Sindhi nationalist activist Aqib Chandio has been confirmed by the relatives and the Sindhi nationalist organization.
In a video statement published on social media, Sindhi activist Aqib Chandio’s sister Shazia Chandio said that the body found in recent days is of her brother Aqib Chandio. Shazia Chandio has requested to the authorities that her brother’s body be handed over to her.
Shazia Chandio said that she was out of touch from social media for the past few days due to which she did not get timely information, but when she received the photos of the body, she identified the brother by his clothes and outlook.
There are the many so-called nationalists who allegedly espouse the cause of Sindh. How many of these so-called nationalists succeed in defending Sindhi rights is apparent from the degree of rights Sindh enjoys vis-à-vis Punjab
Colonisation, like slavery, degrades humans because both deprive them of freedom and the ability to live up to their potential. This degradation continues until slaves and the colonised understand the reality of their situation and begin resisting injustices. Resistance is the only salvation available to them. Rosa Luxemburg said, “Those who do not move do not feel their chains.” They have to move to know they are chained.
[The report appeared in Afghanistan Times and the epaper can be accessed in pdf format here: Masood Khan report]
Just a couple of days before the Sindhi nationalists and mass were going to organize their “Freedom March” in Sindh on 23rd of March, the top boss of Jeay Sindh Qaumy Mahaz (JSQM) has been burnt alive allegedly by the state sponsored criminal elements. On the morning of 21st of March the JSQM leader and brother of Bashir Khan Quraishi, Mr. Masood Khan Quraishi was attacked by criminal elements and was burnt alive along with his aide Salman Wadho.
Nationalist activists are directed to bid a warm welcome to the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons’ long march and its attendants across Sindh, wherever they pass. This was a status of JSMM Chairman Shafi Muhammad Burfat issued as a press statement. Sindhis should welcome Baloch families with their own. Alliance of Sindhis and Balochs is necessity of time. We have common enemy and joint struggle is the only way to get rid of it. He added
Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) strongly condemns the brutal and inhuman killings of Sindhi Nationalist leaders by the death squads of Pakistani intelligence agencies.