Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz

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Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz
Jeay Sindh Movement
Founder G M Syed
Founded 1995
Headquarters Sann, Sindh
Ideology Sindhi nationalism
Colors Red, White & Black

Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (Sindhi: جيئي سنڌ قومي محاذ, JSQM) is a political party of Sindh that believes in liberation of Sindh.

Jiyay Sindh movement was formed in 1972 by G. M. Syed with the original intention to secede Sindh from Pakistan and form Sindhudesh,. It was later renamed Jeay Sindh Mahz by militant groups. Sindhi separatists propagate the view that they suffer from disenfranchisement from Pakistan They think that Sindh in federal Pakistan goes against the rights and status promised during the Pakistan movement and in the Lahore resolution of 1940 according to which provinces of Pakistan were to be autonomous and sovereign and Pakistan will be a loose federation of various states.

Economic activities in Sindh generate 70 percent in country’s overall revenues, mostly generated in Karachi, and 60 percent in the natural resources including oil, fossil gas, coal etc. and barely receives 12 percent of its contribution in return.[1] The contemporary Sindh nationalism strongly stems from water concerns. Musharaf government formed a national water committee in 2004 headed by veteran water and irrigation expert A.N.G Abassi. Mr. Abasi and his team after an in depth research in 2005 validated Sindh’s concerns and suggested government to avoid the construction of Kalabagh Dam.

JSQM has held at least three massive people’s rallies called Sindh Freedom March in Karachi city in 2009, 2012 and 2014 in which hundreds of thousands Sindhis attended and demanded freedom of Sindh.[2][3][4] The recent Sindh Freedom March held in Karachi on March 23, 2014 was attended by more than five million SIndhis and demanded international community’s intervention for the freedom of Sindh.[4]

JSQM was led by Bashir Qureshi until his death on 7 April 2012. Bashir Qureshi according to JSQM was poisoned to death by the Pakistani intelligence agencies.[5] His Brother Maqssod Qureshi was also burned alive in 2014 by the intelligence agencies.[6]

After the death of Bashir Qureshi, JSQM was intermily led by Senior Vice Chairperson of the party Niaz Kalani & Syed Munir Hyder Shah Great grand son of mr SYED; however later Qureshi's son Sunnan Qurshi was selected as a Chairperson of the party, for which was debate within party as SYED always opposed this concept but later the senior leadership gave up on the policy of mr SYED .[7]

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  1. ^ Sindh Monitor[dead link]
  2. ^ "Pakistan Day: JSQM leader demands freedom for Sindh and Balochistan". The Express Tribune. March 24, 2012. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Strength in numbers: JSQM's 'Freedom March' turns into party's biggest-ever rally". The Express Tribune. March 24, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Millions of Sindhis Protested for freedom". iReport. CNN. March 23, 2014. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Police refuse to register case for JSQM chairman Bashir Qureshi’s death". The Express Tribune. September 28, 2012. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ Daily The News Retrieved August 31, 2014
  7. ^ "JSQM votes in Bashir Qureshi’s teen son as new party chief". The Express Tribune. September 11, 2012. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ "12 dissenters killed, over 100 detained in Sindh, Pakistan". iReport. CNN. August 16, 2014. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Sindh Government admits extra-judicial murders of the dissenters by Pakistani armed forces". iReport. CNN. August 24, 2014. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2014.