After Balochistan and Gilgit, Sindh slogans were raised, demand for separate Sindhudesh

The placards of PM Narendra Modi and other world leaders were picked up at a pro-independence rally in Sindh city of Pakistan on 17 January.

The participants of the rally raised pro-independence slogans and placards, demanding the intervention of world leaders in the demand for Sindhudesh.

Baloch and Sindhi leaders demonstrated on Monday against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) outside the Chinese Embassy in London.

After Gilgit, PoK and Balochistan, Azadari slogans were raised in Sindh in Pakistan and demanded a separate ‘Sindhudesh’. In the protests Balochistan leaders thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising their issues in his Independence Day address. Baloch and Sindhi leaders demonstrated on Monday against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) outside the Chinese Embassy in London. He also raised pro-Narendra Modi slogans.

After a Chinese think tank warned India not to interfere in Balochistan, Sindhi leaders opposed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and asked China to stop interfering in its freedom struggle. “We will not accept the CPEC project at any cost,” said Lakhu Luhana, president of the World Sindhi Congress, outside the China Embassy in London. The protesters shouted slogans like “PM Modi for Balochistan” and “Kadam Bado Modiji Hum Tumhare Hai” in London. Baloch leader Noordin Meengal said, “We want to tell Pakistan and China that they cannot do anything in Balochistan without the consent of the Baloch people.”

Joint protests are carried out by activists belonging to various organizations for a common purpose of stopping CPEC activities. The protests include Sindhi Baloch Manch (SBF), World Sindhi Congress (WSC), Baloch National Movement (BNM), Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Baloch Human Rights Council UK (BHRC-UK), Baloch Students. And Youth Association (BSYA) and Baloch Student Organization.

On August 15, Baloch Republican Party (BRP) leader Ashraf Sherjan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for exposing the Balochistan issue internationally. Sherjan also raised the slogan of ‘Jai Hind’, which clearly indicated that the rest of the region wanted to be free from the clutches of Pakistan.

During his Independence Day speech, Modi had talked about the situation in PoK, Gilgit and Balochistan and said that the people there thanked him for raising his issues. After which the Balochistan Assembly unanimously accepted the proposal condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement.

Leading Baloch activists Nela Chaturthi Baloch and Hammal Haider Baloch also praised Modi for raising the issue. Supporters also said that they would support the Indian government. He said that both Balochistan and India share the same democratic, cultural and secular values. The activists also accused Pakistan of increasing persecution in Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK.

During an all-party meeting organized by Narendra Modi, he said that the conflict in Kashmir is not related to unrest in areas under the Indian Union. He said that India will have to reflect on the atrocities in PoK, Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan. He also said, Pakistan’s time has come for the world to respond to the atrocities committed in these areas. He also accused Pakistan of infiltrating Kashmir with terrorists.