Awami Tahreek

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Awami Tahreek
عوامي تحريڪ
Founder Rasool Bux Palijo
President Advocate Ghulam Nabi khoso
General Secretary Advocate Vasand Thari
Founded 5 March 1970 (1970-03-05)
Headquarters Palijo House, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Ideology  • Marxism-Leninism-Maoism
 • Socialism
 • Nationalism
 • Progressivism
 • Secularism
 · Communism
Political position Left-wing
Colors red, black, white

Sindhi Awami Tahreek (Sindhi People's Movement) or now Awami Tahreek, Pakistan (ATP), is a left-wing, pro-social democratic, pro-socialist, and progressive political party based in Sindh, and headquartered in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan.

Formation[edit]

Awami Tahreek was formed on March 5, 1970, by the leading writers, activists, intellectuals in Hyderabad, Sindh. At the first party meeting, the leading theoretician Rasool Bux Palijo was elected as its first general secretary.[1] It has gradually evolved into a national party and supported the anti-feudal elements against the PPP-P and PML-N in Sindh and Western Punjab; Awami Tahreek and PTI are the two main parties supporting anti-feudal-lordism[clarification needed] and social democratic ideals in the country.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Awami Tahreek has supported movements including:

  • Neelam Band Karyo Movement
  • Sindhi Voter Lists Movement
  • MRD
  • Journalist Movement
  • Anti-Urban Terrorism Movement and
  • Anti-Kalabagh Dam and Thal Canal Movement

Recently, AT has started to create local/regional offices in other provinces, and has broadened its political philosophy from a provincial to a national level.

Ideology[edit]

Awami Tahreek is a political party devoted to non-violence in its democratic struggle to attain freedom of the people through the scientific and revolutionary tenets of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism. It is committed to people's democracy, economic and social justice, and establishment of a welfare state in a country where people can have equity, political freedom, economic opportunity, and genuine provincial autonomy.

Its platform is that a comprehensive overhauling of society is required in order to deliver the benefits of a welfare state to the masses. Awami Tahreek stands for equal rights for all citizens without distinction of sex, class, color, language, faith, or creed.

Awami Tahreek is strict in opposing capitalism, imperialism, army rule, dictatorships, terrorism, corruption, racism, gender discrimination, and religious bigotry. AT promises the replacement of feudalism with principles of socialism to protect and advance the interests of peasantry.

AT continues to champion the cause of the unity of Pakistan in general and Sindh in particular, the caste system, communities, minorities, and ethnic groups. Since the foundation of the party, it has come forward as a builder of Muslim-Hindu-Christian unity.

Political movements[edit]

Awami Tahreek opposed the division of Sindh, holding a "Mohabbat Sindh Rally" (love and sanctity of Sindh Dharti) against the division.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History of Peoples Movement in Sindh". archive.org. 
  2. ^ Baloch, Saher (May 23, 2012). "Bullets rain on rally against division of Sindh". The News International. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. 

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