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Demand for action against MQM chief; Nationalists hold demo in front of UK Deputy High Commission office.

Byline: Naimat Khan

KARACHI -- The Sindhi nationalists on Monday held a protest demonstration in front of the British Deputy High Commission office in metropolis and presented a memorandum, urging upon the United Kingdom Government to stop its citizen, Altaf Hussain, from inciting violence and bloodshed through his Anti-Pakistan and Anti-Sindh Speeches.

The Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum managed to take out a rally to British Deputy High Commission office in city, where reaching for protests is difficult if not impossible task. The protesters were carrying placards inscribed with slogans. A large number of people under the platform of Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum assembled at 2-Talwar in Clifton.

The protestors marched to the British Deputy High Commission by carrying a big banner inscribed with demand from "UK Government to take action against MQM chief for making provocative and seditious speeches against Sindh", chanting slogans of "Marsoon-Marsoon-Par Sindh Na Deson" (We will die but won't give the Sindh).

Although a large contingent of the police were present to stop the protesters the charged protesters while resisting the hurdles of police, succeeded in reaching at the British Deputy High Commission office.

Meantime, a five member delegation of Sindh Writers & Thinkers Forum led by political analyst and intellectual Jami Chandio accompanied with Akash Ansari, Professor Mushtaque Mirani, Dastagir Bhati and Shireen Zanoor went to the British Deputy High Commission office to present the memorandum.

The Deputy High Commissioner of UK government in Karachi received a memorandum, demanding of the UK Government to take action against the British citizen Altaf Hussain, who, they memorandum reads, through his provocative speeches against the federation of Pakistan and Unity of Sindh had been inciting the people for violence.

"The venomous speech is a blatant assault on sovereignty of Sindh and Pakistan as he has threatened division of Sindh and Pakistan in open words. This is not the first time that this British citizen has issued such statements as he has been continuously issuing similar statements/speeches and has been expressing his disrespect for Sindh and Pakistan and also has also been inciting violence in Pakistan through his inflammable speeches", the memorandum reads.

The Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum in the Memorandum further stated that it is highly unfortunate that British Government has been continuously ignoring such attitudes of its citizen. The forum has also alleged MQM of its involvement in the terrorism and killing the people in Karachi. They said it was surprising that while British Government was part of global war against terrorism but not taking the action against its citizen for inciting the violence through his speeches.

Demanding to take serious notice of the recent speech of Altaf Hussain, the Memorandum of the Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum said that it was constitutional and moral obligation of the British Government to take legal action against its citizen who was responsible for inciting violence in Karachi thus disturbing the peace and harmony of Sindh.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
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Date:Jan 7, 2014
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