Awami Tahreek

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Qomi Awami Tahreek
قومي عوامي تحريڪ
Leader Rasool Bux Palijo
President Ayaz Latif Palijo
Vice-President Abdul Qadir Ranto
Secretary General Anwer Soomro
Founded 5 March 1970 (1970-03-05)
Headquarters Palijo House, Qasimabad, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Ideology  • Social democracy
 • Socialism
 • nationalism
 • Progressivism
 • Secularism
 · Communism
Political position Left-wing
Colors red, black, white
Website
http://qomiawamitahreek.org/

Sindhi Awami Tahreek (Sindhi People's Movement) or now Awami Tahreek, Pakistan (ATP), sometimes even called Qaumi Awami Tahreek (Sindhi: قومي عوامي تحريڪ‎) (or QAT) 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-ever general-secretary.[1] It has graduallly evovled into a national party and supported (the anti-feudal elements) against the PPP-P and PML-N in sindh and Western Panjab along with PTI as the 2 main parties supporting Anti-Feudal-Lordism and Social democratic ideals in the country.

History[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.

It believes that a comprehensive overhauling of society is required in order to deliver the benefits of a welfare state to the masses. Qaumi Awami Tahreek stands for equal rights for all citizens without distinction of sex, class, color, language, faith and creed. The Party has been able to effectively withstand the imperialist propaganda offensive in the aftermath of the setback and reverses to socialism internationally.

The courageous battles fought under the Qaumi Awami Tahreek's leadership, its role in the anti-imperialist, anti-establishment, anti-martial-law and anti-feudal struggles and struggles on people's issues over more than three decades, found reflection in historical support of masses in movements like;

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

Recently the ATP have started to create local/regional offices in other provinces and it has broadened its political philosophy from a provincial to national level and in sindh it is one the main the anti-feudal alternative parties to the fedua-based ppp-p nowadays.

Ideology[edit]

Qaumi Awami Tahreek is strict in opposing capitalism, imperialism, army rule, dictatorships, terrorism, corruption, racism, gender discrimination and religious bigotry. AT promises the elimination 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 the builder of Muslim-Hindu-Christian unity; as fighter against communalism and riots - a fair defender of the just rights of all the minorities, Sindhi peasantry and of all working classes of the country.

Party leader[edit]

Ayaz Latif Palijo, a constitutional lawyer, human-rights activist, law professor and son of one of the founding fathers of Awami Tahreek, Rasool Bux Palijo, assumed presidency of the party and has been a fierce orator of party campaign across the country.

Political movements[edit]

Awami Tahreek took severe stand over the division of Sindh in the name of illogical demand for Muhajir Sooba, Awami Tahreek started a rally "Mohabbat Sindh Rally" (love and sanctity of Sindh Dharti) against it [2]

Political History[edit]

1960 to 1969[edit]

1960 to 1966: Struggle for awareness of Sindhi Nation from the platforms of Sindh Hari Committee and National Awami Party. 1960: Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo founder and president of Awami Tahreek played an active part in the activities and struggles of National Awami Party. 1967 January: Sindhi Sham at Jamshoro Engineering College. Rasool Bux Palijo presented, somewhat shocking facts about role of Bin Qasim, Raja Dahir, Dodo Soomro, Doolah Darya Khan and others 1967: Awami Tahreek Chief Rasool Bux Palijo resisted extremist movement against poetry of Shaikh Ayaz and progressive literature by writing a book: 'Andha Oondha Weja'. 04-03-1967: SaeeN Palijo Planned led and guided the first organized struggle of Sindhi students, provided legal and mass support for imprisoned students. 1967 Jeejee Zareena Baloch and SaeeN Rasool Bux Palijo introduced the new trend of revolutionary and nationalist songs and poetry in Sindh- a new wave of nationalism. 1968: SaeeN Palijo played an important leading role in the establishment of 'Bazm-e-Soofia-e-Sindh. 1968 December: SaeeN Palijo and other comrades organized the memorable and unique protest of Sindhi intellectuals in Hyderabad. 1968: SaeeN Palijo and other founder members of Awami Tahreek led and participated in the mass movement for restoration of democracy. 04-03-1969 on the second anniversary of 4th March SaeeN Palijo and other comrades arranged the historical protest of thousands of Protestants against One Unit in Hyderabad and took the struggle to its successful result against the ruler General Ayub Khan. 1969: Mr. Palijo played main role in formation of Sindh United Front. 19-11-1969, SaeeN Palijo and other founder members of Awami Tahreek organized first public protests against the ruler General Yahya Khan for publishing of voters lists in sindhi and the first Sindhi girl of Palijo family and of Awami Tahreek Akhter Baloch started historical hunger strike in front of D.C house Hyderabad.

1970 to 1976[edit]

05-03-1970 Awami Tahreek (Sindhi Peoples Movement) was formally formed in a meeting of leading writers, activists and intellectuals in Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. At the same meeting, leading theoretician Rasool Bux Palijo was elected as its first General Secretary. In coming years Rasool Bux Palijo and other founder members played key role in formation of Sindhi Hari Committee, Sindhi Shagird Tahreek, Awami National Party, Sindh Qomi Itehad, PONM, Sindhi Adabi Sangat, MRD, Sindhiani Tahreek, Sindhi Hari Tahreek, Pakistan Awami Jamhoori Itehad, Pakistan Awami Tahreek, Bihari Rokio Committee, Zulm Band Karyo Committee, Adumshumari Committee, Sindhi Mazdoor Tahreek, Sindh Intellectual Forum, Sindhi Awam Jo Qomi Itehad, Sindhi Girls Students Organization, Sujaag Bar Tahreek, Sindhi Shahri Itehad, Sindh Water Committee, 1940 Pakistan Resolution Implementation Committee, Legal & Technical Committee for Protection of Lands and Resources of Sindh, Awami Jamhoori Tahreek and Anti Greater Thal Canal and Kala Bagh Dam Action Committee. 1970 Awami Tahreek took rallies against cruelties in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 14-03-1970 SaeeN Palijo and Shaheed Fazil Rahoo initiated of 'Stop Auction of Sindhi Lands' movement against the occupation of lands of Sindh by Generals. . 1970 May Awami Tahreek played active role against illegal Army Operation in Bangladesh. 1971 April Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo, Hafeez Qureshi, Ibn-e-Hayat Panhwar & other leading writers and Awami Tahreek workers organized historical Sindhi Language Convention in Jamia Arabia school at Hyderabad. 1971 AT arranged protests against the slaughter of thousands of innocent people in Bangladesh in the month of November and Palijo sahib wrote book 'Jaikee Bangal San Thio' (What happened with Bengal). 1972 July & August: Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo & Awami Tahreek took protective measures against the attacks on Sindhi people after the presentation of language bill. 15-11-1972: For introducing revolutionary trends in the field of Sindhi literature Awami Tehrik launched the Tahreek Risalo (magazine). 1972 Rasool Bux Palijo’s book “Sayed and Bhutto” published. 1973 April: Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo & Awami Tahreek at the time of framing of constitution organized protests with reference to Provincial autonomy. 1973 June Awami Tahreek demos against the operation in Balochistan . 1973 July Awami Tahreek’s strong resistance against the demand of settlement of Biharis made by 20 Sindhi and Non-Sindhi MNAs in National Assembly in July 1973. 1973 October protests and press conference against the brutal killing of Sindhi student leader Ashok Kumar under the orders of intelligence agencies and Chief Minister. 1973 October protest against the arrest and illegal confinement of Mohtram Rasool Bux Palijo 1974 Mr. Palijo initiated Sindhi Seraiki Friendship by visiting Multan, Bahawalpur and by arranging meetings in different villages. . 1974 August Magazine Tahreek banned by PPP government editor arrested under the directives of feudals, intelligence agencies and chief minister. 1974 Once again Awami Tahreek played active role against illegal army operation in Balochistan. 08-10-1974 Foundation of Sindhi Hari Tahreek (Sindhi Hari Committee) 1975 Saeen Palijo defended Wali Khan, Khair Bux Mari and other Baloch and Pakhtoon Leaders in Hyderabad Conspiracy Case. 1975 Jashan-e-Latif at Thatta. 1976 Protests and rallies against political imprisonment of Mr. Palijo under the garb of DPR.

1977 to 1985[edit]

09-01-1977 Sindhi Hari (committee) Tahreek's first convention and marvelous Hari gathering at Peerano Lund Mirpur Bathoro. Dr. Feorz, Jeejee Zarina Baloch, Sher Khan Lund, Rasool Bux Jabal Detho, Ghafar Qazi, Ali Sodho, Mohammad Hasan Rustamani, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Ismail Soho, Yousif Keerano and others demanded genuine land reforms and release of Rasool Bux Palijo and Fazil Rahoo. 20-04-1977 Foundation of Sindhi Shagird Tahreek (SST) Sindhi Student's National, democratic, revolutionary and scientific organization (Sindhi Students Movement). 05-07-1977 Awami Tahreek Central Committee condemned Army Rule and unlike other Sindhi and Nationalist Organizations announced that it would resist martial-law. 1977 October Awami Tahreek organized intense public campaign for the proposed General Elections and nominated candidates for provincial seats from Golarchi, Mirpur Bathoro, Tando Mohammad Khan, Mirpur Sakro, Juhi, Warah and Thatta. 1977–86: Rasool Bux Palijo was imprisoned in Sukkur, Karachi, Landhi, Khairpur, Hyderabad and Kot Lakhpat Jails by the martial law authorities, with a brief gap of 2 months. 22-03-1978 Protest rallies of thousands of men and women of Awami Tahreek against the martial law of General Zia and illegal decision of Assassination of ZA Bhutto. 1978 Awami Tahreek leadership from prison announced Bhutto Bachayo Tahreek (Save Bhutto Struggle). Maader-e-Sindh Jeejee Zarina Baloch leads first exclusive women protest rally in Hyderabad. Sindhi women threw their bangles on police. 27-04-1978 Active part by Awami Tahreek, Sindhi Hari Tahreek and Sindhi Shagird Tahreek (SST) in the struggle of journalists against the dictatorship. Awami Tahreek activists offer volunteer court arrests. Hundreds imprisoned. GN Mughal, Minhaj Birna, Mujahid Berelvi and others welcome Awami Tahreek’s historical role. 1978 Sindhi Shagrid Tahreek joins country wide Shagrid Itehad namely “Pakistan Progressive Student Alliance (PPSA)” for democratic struggle. 13-06-1978 establishment of an Awami struggle Committee comprising 21 organizations against Marshal Law in Karachi. 06-09-1978 Sindhi Mazdoor Tahreek (SMT), labour front of Awami Tahreek formed. 08-09-1978 Ayaz Latif Palijo, Feroz Khuaja and Ismail Rahoo founded Sujag Bar Tahreek (SBT) (Sindhi children’s Movement) 1979 January Formation of country wide progressive and democratic alliance “Pakistan Awami Tahreek”. 09-10-1979 Awami Tahreek arranged first mega convention and protest show of Sindhi Peasants in the history of Pakistan and challenged General Zia-ul-Haq in Rahooki Badin Haree Conference. Fazil Rahoo, Sayed Alam Shah, Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Ghulam Qadir Palijo, Husain Bux Narejo, Idris Mirani, Dr. Aslam Parvez, Muhabat Buriro, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Gul Chang, Qadir Ranto, Ghaffar Qazi, Ameen Khanani, Mohammad Khan Bhurgri, Amanullah Bapar and others in the mammoth crowd one hundred and fifty thousands of peasants condemned Zia and his martial law. Followed by arrests of entire leadership of Awami Tahreek, tortures and koraas. 1979 Jeejee Zareena Baloch arrested and imprisoned in Sukkur and Karachi Jails for leading the protests against General Zia ul Haq's Martial-Law. 1981 Awami Tahreek played significant role in the formation of MRD and became the first party to sign its declaration presented by Begum Nusrat Bhutto. 1981: Mr. Palijo was declared as Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International. 1982 AT Rallies and demonstrations all over the Sindh in Solidarity with Palestinians. 30-04-1982 AT observed death anniversary of its former president Mir Ali Bux Talpur in Chatori. 27-11-1982 Awami Tahreek crosses yet another traditional barrier of South Asia by launching the first-ever progressive and exclusive women organization in the history of sub-continent, the Sindhiani Tahreek (Sindhi Women’s Movement). 14-08-1983 Awami Tahreek and Sindhiani Tahreek played historical role in struggle against Zia and its dictatorship from the platform of MRD. It became the first progressive organized party of Pakistan with largest number of workers behind the bars. Daily Guardian London declared it as a genuine threat to General Zia. 1984, January AT publishes Organizational Magazine 'Parore'. 1984 Rasool Bux Palijo in serious condition admitted to Meo Hospital Lahore. Ayaz Latif Palijo, Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Ghulam Qadir Palijo, Professor Aziz-u-Din Ahmed, Pervez Inayat Malik, Gul Hasan Arab Keerano an others led rallies in Lahore. 1985 Struggle of SST under the slogan of ‘stop the Ghunda Gardi (violence) in educational institutions of Sindh against the so-called nationalist ghundas (gangsters). During the Zia’s period 1977–86 so-called nationalist ghundas under the patronage of Deputy Martial-Law Administrator kidnapped, tortured and rapped hundreds of students related to SST, DSF and SPSF and dozens of teachers and writers. 1985–86 Protest movement against the prolonged imprisonment of the Prisoner of Conscience Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo. 1985 Historical Peasant Convention by Awami Tahreek and SHT in Jalalani, Tando Mohd Khan. Qadir Ranto, Qazi Ghaffar, Jeejee Zarina Baloch, Mohammad Khan Bhurgri, Akhter Baloch, Wishnoo Mal, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Shahnaz Rahoo, Suleman Dahri, Mushtaq Nizamani, Faiz Mohammad Talpur, Muneer Bhurgri, Bakht Jamal, Ayoob Shaikh, Dr. Nazir Shaikh, Karam Wasan, Ghulam Nabi Bahrani, Hussain Bux Narejo, Mohammad Khan Magsi, Noor Nabi Rahoojo, Ghaffar Khoso, Kahdim Talpur, Haji Qasim Mallah, Siraj Sial, Siddiq Sandh, Gul Hasan Keerano, Qasim Mirjat, Dr. Khalil Qazi, Sohbat Buriro, Rehana Shaikh, Zorawar Jarwar, Sajida Shaikh, Saeeda Metlo, Zareena Narejo, Khair Mohammad Leghari, Akash Ansari, Abdul Rehman Lashari, Nasreen Memon, Shahar Banoo Keerano, Karam Kaloi, Manzoor Chajro, Nisar Mangrio, Ibrahim Sarang, Lakhmeer Dahri, Akbar Manganhar, Lal Jarwar, Ali Gul Metlo, Hakeem Halepoto, Ismail Rahoo, Wazeer Ghunjho, Hasan Ali Bapar, Mohammad Ali Palh and others demand the restoration of democracy and release of Rasool Bux Palijo and Fazil Rahoo.

1986 to 1992[edit]

1986 January AT launched movement against tribalism and lawlessness in Northern Sindh. 28-03-1986 Participation of thousands workers of Awami Tahreek and Sindhiani Tahreek in the central convention of MRD under the convenership of Awami Tahreek at Nashtar Park Karachi. 1986 Rasool Bux Palijo became the first political prisoner of Pakistan who remained longest term in jail under political charges. Mr. Palijo was declared as Prisoner of Conscience by Amnesty International in 1981. 23-04-1986 An unforgettable protest rally organized by Awami Tahreek and Sindhiani Tahreek for the release of Palijo Sahib and Fazil Sahib in Hyderabad. Akhter Baloch, Sayed Alam Shah, Siraj Sial, Arab Keerano, Abdul Rehman Lashari, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Maryam Rahoo, Sajida Shaikh led the mammoth rally. 24-04-1986 Child fair in Bhit Shah by 'Sujaag Bar Tahreek' 07-06-1986 Sindh High Court released Rasool Bux Palijo after imprisonment of 10 years. Severely ill leader remained hospitalized at Jinnah Hospital Karachi. 13-06-1986 Rasool Bux Palijo was informed about Kala Bagh Dam conspiracy, he became the first-ever Sindhi leader to oppose the KB Dam. 19-06-1986 Marvelous Jashan-e-Latif by Sindhiani Tahreek at Karachi. Akhter Baloch, Maryam Palijo, Shahnaz Rahoo, Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Yasmin Suleman Shaikh, Naila Shah, Maryam Hoor Rahoo, Siraj ul Haq Memon, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Sahibzadi Dahri, Rehana Shaikh, Nasreen Memon, Saeeda Metlo, Ustad Jumman, Ustad Sadiq Ali and others demanded equal rights for Sindhi Peasant Women. 1986 Awami Tahreek organized hundreds of welcome rallies and receptions attended by thousands of people in different parts of Sindh after the release of Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo and Fazil Rahoo. 1986 Rasool Bux Palijo elected Central Convener of MRD. 06-07-1986 Visit of Punjab by central Convener of MRD Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo. Kahlil Qazi, Mir Mazhar, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Aisha Mazhar and Sassui Palijo accompanied him. Malik Qasim, Rao Rashid, I A Rehman, Tahira Mazhar Ali Khan, Lahore High Court Bar Association, Afzal Haider Advocate, Actor Mustafa Qureshi and Rubeena Mustafa, Ahmed Bashir, Fakhar Zaman, Professor Aziz u Din Ahmed, Kishwar Naheed, Professor Jamil Ummer, Sardar Shaukat Ali, Mahnaz Rafee, Rawal Pindi Bar Association, Nawabzada Nasarullah Khan, Professor Aijaz, Pervez Inayat Malik, MRD GujranWala, Malik Mukhtar Aiwan, Pevez Salih, Malik Hakmeen and others arranged receptions in his honour. Palijo said Punjabi feudals should stop bowing before Generals. He criticized Mohammad Bin Qasim and praised the role of Raja Dahir. Muslim League demanded death penalty for Palijo. 26-07-1986 foundation of Awami National Party. Awami Tahreek, PNP, NDP, Mazdoor Kisan Party after stern efforts and debates join hands for united progressive party. Central convention in Karachi. Wali Khan, Rasool Bux Palijo, Latif Afridi, Fazil Rahoo, Begum Nasim Wali Khan, Hakim Ali Zardari, Sardar Shaukat Ali and others addressed the convention. 1986 Foundation of Awami Labor Federation . 1986 Struggle for the rights of Sindhi people through the platform of' Sindh Bachayo Tahreek '(Save Sindh Movement ). 15-10-1986 Protest movement of Sindhi Hari Tahreek by organizing demonstrations in front of Commissioner House Hyderabad against the illegal occupation of lands of Kotri Barrage 12-12 1986 Sindhi Mazdoor Tahreek held central convention and conference at Thatta Sugar Mills 17-01-1987 protest against the murder of great peasant Leaders Shaheed Awam Fazil Rahoo. Nimaze-Janaza, demonstrations and rallies all over the Pakistan. 20-01-1987 Protest Rally of Awami Tahreek in front of Pakistan Embassy of London. Rasool Bux Palijo, Sarwar Bari, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Dr. Farzana Bari, Naveed, Actor Jamal Shah, Faryal Gohar, Mohsan Bari, Shahid Gogi, Tanveer Zaman, Nargis Tanveer and others condemned Zia ul Haq and martial law and demand for arrests of murderers of Fazil Rahoo. 27-02-1987 CHAHLUM of Shaheed Fazil Rahoo. Rasool Bux Palijo called upon Sindhi Nation to unite. 10-04-1987 organizing 10th annual central convention by SST at Jungshahi Thatta presided by Rasool Bux Palijo. 14-04-1987 Rasool Bux Palijo condemned Kala Bagh Dam and demanded just share of water for Sindhis. 10-07-1987 the central convention and congress held by Sindhiani Tahreek at Shahpur Chakar. Palijo and Shaikh Ayaz praised the role of Sindhiani Tahreek. Resolution passed against Kala Bagh Dam in the Conference of Sindhiani Tahreek. 17-07-1987 Foundation of Sindhi Awam Jo Qomi Itehad (SPNA) on the initiative of AT. Struggle started against Kala Bagh Dam and settlement of Biharis. 1987 Awami Tahreek protests man-made drought and starvation in Thar, AT opens relief camps in Thar. 05-10-1987 Celebration of International day of Children by Sujaag Bar Tahreek. 01-12-1987 Rasool Bux Palijo announced the protest week from December 2 against Anti Sindh Projects and Designs. 1987 Foundation of Sindhi Shahree Itehad for organizing the Sindhis of Karachi and Hyderabad, Gulzar Jumani, Dr. Aslam Parvez, Muneer Bhurgri, Mushtaq Nizamani, Nawaz Pathan, Fida Khoso and other visit Sindhi localities. 1987 June AT delivered the aid to the starved people of Thar. 21-12-87 Foundation of Sindhi Girls Student Organization (SGSO). 1987 AT observes death anniversary of Shah Inayat at Shahpur Chakar. 1987 Jashan-e-Latif in Dadu by SST 08-01-1988 Memorable March held by Awami Tahreek and SPNA, Lacs of Sindhis flooded on roads of Hyderabad. Sayed Alam Shah, Qadir Ranto, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Akhter Baloch, Maryam Rahoo, Siraj Sial, Sassui Palijo, Ghulam Fatima Palijo, Kahlil Bhurgri, Mustafa Suhag, Zahida Shaikh, Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Mohammad Bhurgri, Wishnoo Mal and others led the rally. 13-01-1988 Sindhiani Tahreek demonstration against the murder of four innocent labors of Ghangra mori in Hyderabad. 05-02-88 Latif Day celebrated in Sukkur by Sindhiani Tahreek. Shaikh Ayaz presided. 12-02-88. The Celebration of Mansoor Abbassi Day in Thatta by Sindh Intellectual Forum (Awami Intellectual forum). Rasool Bux Palijo, Mohsan Abbasi, Lakhano Bahrani, Mariam Palijo praise the role of qomi heroes. 19-02-88 Celebration of Jashan-e-Latif by AT in Ganesh Bag Shikarpur 27-02-88 First Awami Inqalabi Death Anniversary of Shaheed Fazil Rahoo. Rasool Bux Palijo, Hakim Ali Zardari, Abdul Wahid Areesar, Mairaj Mohd Khan, Manzoor Wassan, Fatahyab Ali Khan, Dr. Hameeda Khoro, Professor Aziz u Din Ahmed, Sardar Shaukat, and others praised the role of Fazil Rahoo. 04-03-88 First ever Anti Kala Bag Dam convention at Hur Camp Hyderabad by Awami Tahreek and SPNA. Palijo appeals Sindhi Awami to raise their voice against Kalabagh Dam. Meer Thebo, Mohammad Khan Solangi, Mola Bux, Manzoor Solangi, Aijaz Mangi, Suleman Dahri, Mohamad Ibrahim Joyo, Sayed Alam Shah, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Arab Keerano and others condemn General Zia’s policies. Convention demanded cancellation of Kala Bagh Dam Project. 05-03-88 Rasool Bux Palijo citizens Zia and His policies at a conference called by Prime Minister Junejo in Islamabad about Geneva Agreement. Benazir Bhutto and other leaders share their views. 23-03-1988 Protest march in Sukkur by AT and SPNA. 14-04-88 Marvelous Historical Rally and protest in Karachi on call of AT / ANP and SPNA Lacs of Sindhis on Bundar Road Karachi. Rasool Bux Palijo, Hakim Ali Zardari, Masood Noorani, Imdad Chandio, Qadir Ranto, Sayed Alam Shah, Sahibzadi Dahri, Mumtaz Nizamani, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Meer Thebo le the rally. Hafeez Peerzada and Hussain Haroon declared it as a biggest peoples Rally of their life. 1988 Rasool Bux Palijo and Tahreek magazine declare newly born urban group as terrorist organization. GM Sayed and other “nationalist” declare them a new hope for emancipation of Sindh. 1988 May. talks for united alliance at SAN, Rasool Bux Palijo, GM Sayed, Mohammad Ibrahim Joyo, Masood Noorani, Abdul Wahid Areesar, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Sayed Alam Shah, Shah Mohammad Shah, Aijaz Jattoi, Hameeda Khoro, Atta ullah Unnar and others participated. 20-05-88 Awami Tahreek played vital role in foundation of Sindhi Qomi Itehad but latter on the inclusion of terrorists and pro establishment feudals AT left it. 1988 protest movement for the restoration of Sindhi medium in educational institutions by Sujaag Bar Tahreek. 05-08-88 MRD's Convention in Sukkur in the convenership of Awami National Party. 1988 August and September: Awami Tahreek initiated relief work during the floods caused by breaking down of Surjani Band. Food material and medicines to villages. 1988 September-October Zia Patronized Urban terrorists and agent nationalists started brutal attacks on peaceful civilians. Hundreds of Sindhis killed in Hyderabad and Karachi Awami Tahreek calls for protest rallies and demos. 1988 October to 1989 Awami Tahrek established relief camps in Qasimabad, Naseem Nagar, Abdullah Town and in Model School Gari Khata for the Sindhi victims of terrorism AT provided them continuous supply of food, clothes, medicines and other accessories. Rasool Bux Palijo himself, Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Dr. Madam Mumtaz Bhutto, Dr. Qamar Wahid, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Khalil Bhurgri, Mushtaq Nizamani, Gulzar Jumani, Ali Gul Metlo Dr. Inez Amir Channa and others take charge of relief work. 1988 November Struggle for the awareness and education of people by the elections of 1988. Awami Tahreek took firm stand against feudals and jageerdars. Awami Tahreek argued that all oppressed people of Pakistan should be united against the feudals, industrialists, imperialism and generals. 1986–91 Awami Tahreek developed good political and cultural relations with Afghan President Dr. Najeebullah and his Party, Asian Students Association (ASA) Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Peace Forum, Communist Parties of India and Socialist and Intellectual Forums of United Kingdom, Thailand, US, Vietnam, Soviet Union and Netherlands. 1988 Protest against the pact / deal of Pakistan Peoples Party with terrorists in Aziz Abad. Rasool Bux Palijo wrote book 'Paai Kaan Kammaan Mein'. 25-01-1989 congregations, demonstrations, hunger strikes and protests by Sindhi Shagird Tahreek against the repatriation of Biharies. 27-02-1989 Second Death Anniversary of Shaheed Fazil Rahoo at Rahooki. Awami Tahreek calls upon the working classes of Pakistan to stand up against generals, imperials and feudalism. 1989 ANP decided to initiate talks with MQM. Awami Tahreek parts its ways from ANP. 17-03-1989 Awami Tahreek hosts conference of intellectuals and politicians regarding basic problems of Sindhi Awam. 1989 Black day observed by AT in Karachi and Hyderabad against the brutal killing of sindhis.. 30-04-89 Death Anniversary of Mir Ali Bux Talpur was observed in Mirpurkhas. 12-05-1989 'Stop Terrorism Conference ' held in Hyderabad by Awami Tahreek. 1989 Ali Hyder Shah Case proceeded in Rawalpindi, Rasool Bux Palijo defended Ali Haider Shah. 20-10-1989 birthday of RB Palijo celebrated in Jungshahi, SGSO and Sindhiani Tahreek activists armed guard of honour to him. 1990 Rasool Bux Palijo opposed vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and appeals Sindh MNAs not to play in the hands of intelligence agencies 27-02-90 Third Death Anniversary of Shaheed Fazil Rahoo in Rahoki.. 10-09-1990 Convention of Sujaag Bar Tahreek and speech competition under the topic of 'Ilum Bahtar Ya Hunar' at Jungshahi. 13-09-1990 Central Convention of Awami Tahreek and celebration of Jashan-e- Latif in Thatta. 1990 Rasool Bux Palijo presented Sindh case in Geneva Switzerland. 1990 October Struggle for the awareness and education of people by election. 28-02-91Central convention of Sindhiani Tahreek and Mushaera in Qasimabad. Noor ul Huda Shah, Shaikh Ayaz, Ustad Bukhari, Imdad Husaini, Aiajz Mangi, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Sahar Imdad, Akash Ansari, Shamsher ul Haidri, Nisar Husaini, Naseer Mirza and others participated. 08-09-91 Sindh Balik Mello and seminar against copy culture in Sukkur by Sujaag Bar Tahreek. 04-10-91 Sindhi Qomi conference at Qasimabad by Awami Tahreek. 24-10-91 Central conference of Sindhi Hari Tahreek. 27-11-91 Hungers Strikes of Sindhiani Tahreek against Dacoits, Beharis and law and order situation in entire Sindh. 06-12-91 First Long march led by Rasool Bux Palijo started from Sukkur against the postponement of census, Dams and repatriation of Biharis by Awami Tahreek. 1991 December to January. Bux Palijo opposed Kala Bagh Dam, terrorism and unemployment in Khairpur, Noshahro Feroz, Kandiaro, Hala, Hyderabad, Thatta and other small towns. 02-01-92 Great mega show of people after the arrival of long march at Karachi. Benazir Bhutto herself welcomes Rasool Bux Palijo at shah-e-rahe Faisal Karachi. 09-01-1992 Rasool Bux Palijo visited Punjab to protest against Kala Bagh Dam. 15-02-92 Seminar on Sindhi Journalism held in Hyderabad. 06-08-92 Rasool Bux Palijo said Sindhis are ready to fight against all atrocities, they are not afraid of anybody. He was addressing AT general conference. 1992 Rasool Bux Palijo confronts General Hameed Gul head of ISI on Bihari Issue Conference organized by frontiers post in Lahore.

1993 to 1999[edit]

26-04-93 March against bonded labour and private prisons by Sindhi Hari Tahreek 08-09-93 Jashan-e-Salgrah and speech competition held under the title of “Future Of Education in Sindh’ by SBT and SST. 19-11-93 Awami Tahreek’s central convention and elections. 25-11-93 SST Central convention and speech competition on "Latif Ja Soorma Azeem Ahen ya Soormiyon" held in Sindh University.. 1993 November and December hunger strikes against private prisons and for the rights of Harris farmers) in 16 Districts of sindh including Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta by Sindhiani Tahreek. 23-12-93 Labour Education workshop organised by Sindhi Mazdoor Tahreek in Hyderabad. 07-01-94 Qomi conference was held by AT on "solve our problems" in Hyderabad. Awami Tahreek announced popular slogan, “no further cut and dam on river Indus” in the same conference. 17-02-94 Population conference at Press Club Hyderabad by Awami Tahreek. 04-03-94 Debates on “Students Politics is necessary or not “in LMC by SST. 24-03-94 Central conference and Hari fair in Warah, Larkana by Sindhi Hari Tahreek. 14-04-94 Tariq Ashraf's Death Anniversary celebrated in Hyderabad by SRC. Rasool Bux Palijo, AW Areesar, Jam Saqi, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Inayat Baloch, Maqsood Memon, Ghulam Nabi Mughal, Inam Shaikh, Sardar Shah, Ambreen Hisani, and others participated. 14-05-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said Mohtrama Benazir should stop her minister Ghulam Mustafa Khar from announcements of Kala Bagh Dam. 16-05-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo questioned,” Who authorized Khar for this “Diplomacy”” 22-05-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said Kala Bagh Dam is an attack on Sindh. 22-05-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo wrote to World Bank that dam is creating political upheavals. 30-05-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said that conspiracy has been hatched to snatch River Indus. 31-05-1994 Palijo said that Khar should be immediately removed from Ministry of Water and Power. 01-06-94 to 15-06-94 2nd Long March from Hyderabad to Karachi against the Shortage of water and Kala Bagh Dam. 04-06-1994, 270 Sindhi Intellectuals demanded cancellation of Kala Bagh Dam. 04-06-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said that Sindh Assembly should pass resolution against Kala Bagh Dam. 08-06-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said, “Passing the resolution against Kala Bagh Dam is duty of members” 09-06-1994 RB Palijo welcomes the Shariat Conference of Sukkur which declared dams on river Indus as Gher-Sharee. 10-06-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo sent telegrams to Chief Minister, Ministers and members for the resolution against dam. 14-06-1994 Sindh Assembly passed the resolution against Kala Bag Dam. 14-06-1994 Federal Minster GM Khar of PPP said that his Govt. has made decision to construct the dam. Palijo criticizes Khar and PPP Punjab. 15-06-1994 Protest Long march reached at governor house Karachi. 15-06-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said; “we would not allow the construction of dam and who is the agent Khar to make such decision.” 30-06-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo met with Chief Minister NWFP Aftab Sher Pao and Khan Abdul Wali Khan in Peshawar. He requested them for unanimous Anti Dam Resolution in NWFP Assembly. 30-06-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo announced in Peshawer that dam is conspiracy to create differences in oppressed people of Pakistan. 02-07-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said construction of dam is nothing but usurping of water from River Indus. 06-07-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo stated that dam is conspiracy to demolish Pakistan. 08-07-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo stated that votes were not given to rulers to sell Sindh’s water. 11-07-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo said rulers are concerned with commissions / corruptions and money only. 15-07-1994; Quetta; Rasool Bux Palijo arrives in Quetta he said that we are complaining before People of Balochistan that we are being destroyed. 17-07-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo stated that dam is big conspiracy like one unit. 18-07-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo met with Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Zulifiqar Magsi, Mahmood Khan Achakzai and Khair Bux Maree. 18-07-1994 Baloch Assembly member promised to Palijo that they would pass resolution against Kala Bagh Dam. 28-07-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo stated that justification of generating electricity from dam is a fake statement. 10-08-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo stated that Dam would not be allowed merely on basis of signatures of Engineers. 1994 August Balochistan Provincial Assembly passes resolution against Kala bagh Dam. 13-08-1994 Rasool Bux Palijo stated that dam would not be allowed even if govt names it after Indus or Shah Bhittai. 06-12-94 celebration of children international day by Sujaag Baar Tahreek in Hyderabad 28-01-1995 Awami Tahreek decided to launch campaign against dam. 29-01-1995 Awami Tahreek started protests and marches against dam in Sindh. 16-02-1995 Rasool Bux Palijo said that Prime Minister should resign instead of being black mailed by establishment and agencies. . 25-02-95 Demonstration against the Kala Bag Dam and shortage of Water in Hyderabad by Sindhiani Tahreek. 17-03-1995 National Convention held by Awami Tahreek against Dam. 1995 17th central convention of Sindhi Students Movement (SST). 1995 Awami Tahreek defended Sindhis of Bhittai Abad of Karachi. Palijo won the case. 17-03-95 Big Convention in Qasimabad by Awami Tahreek against Kala Bag Dam 22-03-95 Seminar on Karo Kari (honour killings) in Hyderabad by Sindhiani Tahreek. 14-07-95 Mr. Palijo presented unique views in Human rights commissions conference held in Lahore. GN Mughal, Qadir Magsi, Abrar Qazi, Yousif Legahri and others join his hands for presentation of new definition of urban terrorism. 1995 August, Celebration of Jashan-e-Latif by AT in Naushehroferoze. 08-12-95 Historical Birthday of Mohtram Rasool Bux Palijo at Hyderabad. Mustafa Qureshi, Abida Parveen, Hussain Shah Bukhari, Sarmad Sindhi, Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Imdad Husaasin, Waheed Ali, Nazeer Legahri and others paid tributes to him. 01-02-96 to 15-02-96 demonstration against terrorism all over the Sindh including Naudero, Nando Shahar, Naukot, Shahdadpur, Khadro, Detha, Ghulam Shah, Mithi, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Tando Mohammad Khan, Matli, Thirary Mohabat., Thatta and other cities by Awami Tahreek. 17-02-96 Presentation of agenda against terrorism and corruption by Awami Tahreek and 5 other organizations. 04-03-96 students struggle day in press club Hyderabad by Sindhi Shagird Tahreek. 20-04-96 Central convention and Birth Day celebration of Sindhiani Tahreek. 26-04-96 AT Jashan-e-Latif at Qambar. 14-10-96 Rally and protest march by Awami Tahreek in Hyderabad against the killings of Murtaza Bhutto, Afghan President Dr. Najeebullah and victims of Tando Bhawal. 22-11-96 Hari conference in Tando Mohammad Khan by Sindhi Hari Tahreek. 21-02-97 three days hunger strike by Awami Tahreek against the inclusion of terrorists in Sindh Government. 24-02-97 Jashan-e-Ustad Bukhari in LMC by Sindhi Shagird Tahreek. 04-03-97 Hunger strikes in all District of Sindh by Awami Tahreek. 17-03-97 AT Seminar of different political organizations and irrigation experts in press club Hyderabad against Kala Bag Dam and shortage of water. 18-03-97 Protest week in Sindh by Awami Tahreek. 1996 March Larkana Chief of the Awami Tahreek Mr. Palijo said that the government was targeting Sindhi. 13-04-97 national gathering of intellectuals and presentation of 79 points charter of demand of Sindhi Nation. National struggle committee established. Selected Politicians, Writers and Intellectuals demanded cancellation of Dam during National Gathering arranged by Awami Tahreek. 1997 May Rasool Bux Palijo visited Sarhad, Punjab and Islamabad and demanded provincial autonomy, due share of water for Sindhis and regional peace in sub continent 03-05-97 historical black day observed in Sindh by Awami Tahreek and National Struggle committee against the corporation of terrorist Sindh Government and water and finance pact. 06-05-97 Cultural evening with Mustafa Qureshi and Rubeena Qureshi in Hyderabad by SRC. Rasool Bux Palijo, HAmeed Sindhi, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Nuzhat Pathan, Naseer Mirza, Madad Ali Sindhi and others spoek on the occasion. 31-05-97 Jashan-e-Latif in Shahdadpur by Sindhi Shagird Tahreek. 07-06-97 Rally and Gathering of thousand workers of Awami Tahreek on the call of Qomi Jadojahad committee. 27-06-97 Hunger strike by Sindhi Shagird Tahreek at Press Club Hyderabad against cancellation of Keti Bandar Project and quota system. 06-07-1997 Demo in Moya. Qamabr, Sukkur, Shikarpur by AT. 1997, 7th and 8th July Hunger strike at Press Club by Sindhi Girls Students Organization against KT Bandar, quota system and terrorism in educational institutes. 12-07-1997 Successful strikes in Qasimabad held by Qasimabad Welfare movement and Sindhi Shagird Tahreek (SST) against the murder of Abu Zahid Narejo by Jamiat Terrorists in Karachi. 20-07-1997 Awami Tahreek Seminar on Keti Bandar. 01-08-1997 Awami Tahreek observed black day all over the Sindh. 10-08-1997 Rasool Bux Palijo visited Peshawar for seeking support against Kalabagh Dam. 17-08-1997 AT Jashan Latif in Tando Soomro 30-08-1997 AT Tour of Islamabad and Lahore 1997 August Death Anniversary of Shaheed Rooplo Kolhi by AT presided by Rasool Bux Palijo. 1997 August Jashan Latif Noshahro Feroz, Rasool Bux Palijo, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Taj Baloch, Zahid Rajpar, Aamir Memon and Aziz Buriro demanded equal rights for Sindhis. 1997 August AT Jashan Latif Digri 1997 August AT Conference in Shapur chakar, Distt. Sanghar presided by Rasool Bux Palijo. 1997 September Conference and Jashan-e-Latif in Moya by Awami Tahreek. 14-09-1997 Jashan-e-Latif in Mithi by Awami Tahreek. 20-09-1997 AT Tour of Thar by Alam Shah, Wishno Mal and Dr. Aziz Talpur. 30-09-1997 AT Conference regarding Sensus. 1997 September Visits of Sindhiani Tahreek of different cities. 1997 October death anniversary of Ustad Bukhari by AT. 1997 October Conference of Sindhi Shagird Tahreek at Badin and protest against murder of Rafique Khoso. 01-10-1997 Tours of Sindhiani Tahreek leaders Husna Rahujo, Imtiaz Soomro, Shahida Soomro, Sanam Soomro, Saeeda Gopang, Noor Jahan Brihmani. Of Dadu and Larkana. 11-10-1997 and 12-10-1997 Training workshop of Sindhiani Tahreek. 24-10-1997 AT and Thar Awami Itehad’s peace full rally against murder of innocent farmer in Mithi, 18 leaders of Thar Awami Itehad and AT booked in false cases. 26-10-1997 “Save Education Save Resources” Session by Awami Tahreek at Hyderabad Press Club. 08-11-1997 Balak Adabi Forum’s annual celebration; chief guest Ayaz Latif Palijo appeals Sindhi students to play their role against dictators and terrorists. . 10-11-1997 AT Jashan-e-Latif in Phulji. 15-11-1997 Convention in Tando Bago regarding Minorities’ problems and 21st Century by Awami Tahreek. 15-11-1997 to 30-11-1997 Awami Tahreek struggle “Save Education Save Resources” in different cities of Mirpurkhas. 1997 December Sukkur Seminar arranged by AT and Sukkur Alliance. 15-11-1997 to 22-11-1997 “Save Education Save Resources” movement by Awami Tahreek in different cities of Larkana. 28-12-1997 Great Sindhi poet & writer Shaikh Ayaz died on Sunday at 3 a.m Rasool Bux Palijo, Ameer Ali Qadri, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Ibrahim Joyo, Zareena Baloch, Inayat Baloch, Mahitab Mahboob, Hasan Mujtaba, Mahitab Rashdi say it is great loss, Contemporary Sindhi Poetry is dominated by the giant figure of Shaikh Ayaz, whose distinct voice came into his own in the post-independence days. 1967 to 1997, in the 30 years of very crucial but politically potentate period the Awami Tahreek not only arranged the Jashan-e-Latif, and other cultural programs but also published a number of books including Tahreek (editied/published by Alam Shah), Andha oondha Wej, Sandi Zat Hunjan, Subah Theendo, Dararan Ja Duk, Hoochi Manh Ji Atam Kahani, Galihyoon Gunwarun Joon, Inqalab Me Adab Aen Fun Ji Ahmiat, Jeki Bengal San Thio, Inqalabi Nazrie San Hathiarband Thio, Watoon Weh Thion, Jin Jhoona Gharh jalayo, Awhan Je Pujanan (compiled and published by Ayaz Latif & Naz Sanai), Jay Toon Choreen Chang, Tahreek (editied/published by Ayaz Latif and then Noor Nabi Rahoojo), Jadhan Palije Galihayo (Ismail Khaskheli), Marun Munjh Muyas (compiled and published by Ayaz Latif), Kot Lakhput Jo Qaidi Volume 1 and 2 (compiled and published by Ayaz Latif & Feroz Memon), Passee Gaarha Gul (compiled/published by Ayaz Latif & Feroz Memon), Intellectual, Politician, Thinker Rasool Bux Palijo (compiled/published by Ayaz Latif), Subuh Theendo (editied/published by Ayaz Latif), Kaapri (editied/published by Wishnoo Mal), Wehan Moon Na Warae (compiled and published by Ayaz Latif & Feroz Memon), Kala Bagh Dam Khilaf Jidojahad, Haran Hatheela Beetha Sochen (compiled and published by Ayaz Latif & Naz Sanai) for the political, social, literary growth of Sindhi people. 1986 to 1997 in the period of 12 years the Awami Tahreek, Sindhiani Tahreek, Sindhi Shagird Tahreek by making its presentation in a number of seminars and conferences and gatherings held in America, UK, France, Germany, Russia, Afghanistan, Philippines, India, Hong Kong, Canada, Bangladesh, Nepal, Holland, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Belgium and United Arab Emirates highlighted the case of Sindhi people and of Pakistani working classes and peasantry. 07-01-1998 to 12-01-1998 six days training educational workshop of AT. 16-02-1998 AT rally on roads of Hyderabad against Anti Sindh Policies. 1998 February Thatta, debate on falling standard of education in Sindh by AT & SST. 19-02-1998 AT Chief Rasool Bux Palijo criticized the so-called nationalist parties and their student wings and Vice Chancellors of Universities for destroying the education of Sindh in education seminar of Ibrat Group. A committee composed of Professor Aijaz Qureshi, Ayaz Latif Palijo and Amir Ali Qadri draft the education resolution and policies. 1998 March Death Anniversary of Hyder Bux Jatoi, Paljo prays his role. 1998 March Eid Gathering by Awami Tahreek at Wahi Pandhi, Dadu oath on fighting for interests of Sindh. 1998 March Welcome party by SST at Mithi. 1998 March Ayaz Latif Palijo, Gul Mastoi, Aijaz Qureshi, Jivan Das, Abid Shah and others observe that NGOs should not try to divert the political issues but they should work for lower classes. 25-03-1998 AT March from Mehar to Beto Jatoi against theft of Indus water. 1998 April Educational workshop by Awami Intellectual Forum. 1998 April debate by SRC, Subuh Theendo regarding Women problems. Nazeer Qureshi, Sahar Imdad, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Dr. Mumtaz Bhutto, Sahar Rizvi and other demand ban on KAro Kari. 1998 11th to 18th April tour of Rasool Bux Palijo from Mithi to Badin. 20-04-1998 SBT participates in march against Child Labor in Hyderabad. 01-05-1998 Celebration of May Day in memory of Martyrs of Chicago. 13-05-1998 21st Central Conference of Sindhi Shagird Tahreek, chief guest Rasool Bux Palijo appeals the youth for seriousness in education. 17-05-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo talks on LBOD. 19-05-1998 Meeting of Rasool Bux Palijo with Aftab SherPao in Peshawar regarding Kala Bagh Dam. 19-05-1998 Meeting of Rasool Bux Palijo with Ajmal Khatak, Begum Naseem, GA Bilor, Latif Afridi and decision for united struggle against Kala Bagh Dam and for provincial autonomy. 09-06-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo talked to Baloch leaders on dam and other issues. 12-06-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo spoke in Bar Association Quetta. He said that dam construction is like an atomic bomb thrown on small provinces. 15-06-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo arrived in Multan and Peshawar for discussing dam and other issues. 17-06-1998 Strike on call of AT action committee. 17-06-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo stated that the agencies are trying to suppress the movements against dam. 18-06-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo declared that protest against Kala Bagh Dam would continue till its cancellation. 21-06-1998 Federal Minister Mushahid Hussain met with Rasool Bux Palijo, Qamar Zaman Shah, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Qadir Magsi, Yousif Leghari and other activists and intellectuals. RB Palijo opposed dam and demanded its cancellation. 21-06-1998 central general council of Awami Tahreek decided to fight against dam till last drop of blood.. 21-06-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo said that struggle will continue till end of dam. 21-06-1998 Awami Tahreek, PPP, ANP and Sindh democratic party constituted Anti Kala Bagh Dam Front. 21-06-1998 AT consultation with Intellectuals and Writers. 23-06-1998 Protest March against Kala Bagh Dam at Tando Muhammad Khan. 25-06-1998 Intellectuals march in Hyderabad against dam. 25-06-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo started tour of Sindh. 02-07-1998 protest against Kala Bagh Dam at Gulshan-e-Hadeed, by Sindhiani Tahreek. 10-07-1998 AKDF leaders Rasool Bux Palijo, Nisar Khoro, Amin Khatak and others met with editors of newspapers. 13-07-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo’s visit to Peshawar and Islamabad. 26-07-1998 16th Central Conference of Sindhiani Tahreek and protest, chief guest Rasool Bux Palijo. 1998 July AT March against Kala Bagh Dam. 1998 August AT tour of Thatta for hunger strike against Kala Bagh Dam 05-08-1998 Protest against Kala Bagh Dam and fake consensus at Moya by Awami Tahreek. 17-08-1998 Advocates Fatah Malik and Lakhano Behrani joined Awami Tahreek. 1998 August warm welcome to Rasool Bux Palijo at Banoon, NWFP. 1998 August March from Qadir Dino Shah Mori to Shah Karim by Awami Tahreek. 14-09-1998 Rasool Bux Palijo visited Kario Ganhwar. 19-09-1998 Seminar regarding 15th Amendment chief guest Rasool Bux Palijo condemns army’s role in politics. 1998 September AT March from Beerani to Tando Adam against Kala Bagh Dam and other Anti-Sindh Policies. 28-09-1998 Tour of Kotri by Sindhiani Tahreek. 1998 September Jashan-e-Latif in Palijani presided by Rasool Bux Palijo. 1998 October Sindh Children Festival presided by Rasool Bux Palijo. 01-11-1998 Awami Tahreek participated in consultation conference at Islamabad. 07-11-1998 Protest against Kala Bagh Dam by PRNDP attended by Ayaz Latif Palijo, Sarwar Bari, Nafeesa Shah. 21-11-1998 Conference of Sindhi Hari Tahreek presided by Rasool Bux Palijo.

2000 to 2004[edit]

12-06-2000 Mass mobilization campaign under the supervision of party leaders. Palijo says "This is time to mobilize people for issues like Kala Bagh Dam, termination of Sindhi people, recovery of various taxes and water shortage," he added. Addressing a press conference at Palijo House Prince Town here on Sunday, he said as part of the campaign, Awami Tahreek leaders would visit various cities and towns of Sindh and inform them about what's happening with them. Banners, pamphlets and placards, "exposing the atrocities inflicted on the Sindhis", would be displayed at various places. He said that he is not against the Mohajirs and Punjabis but hates those who perpetuate atrocities on the Sindhis and other working classes of Pakistan. Palijo said that there was nothing wrong in Sindhis' working with the Mohajirs. On the recent meeting of PONM's Acting Convener Attaullah Mengal with Muttahida chief Altaf Hussain in London, Palijo said that it was his (Mengal's) personal meeting. "Actually, the PONM convener is not a Sindhi and does not known about the atrocities committed by the terrorists on the Sindhis." 07-09-2000 addressing WSC conference in London Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo demanded equality within Pakistan and provincial autonomy for Sindhis. He condemned the forcible taking over of the coastal land and fishing areas of Sindh from Sindh Government and transferring these illegally and unconstitutionally to the Federal Coastal Development Authority-Naval authority, thus denying the fishing rights to native Sindhis and depriving the populous to the means of livelihood. He condemned the unfair and illegal dismissal of many Sindhis by the recent government on the pretext of improving the efficiency prior to privatization of KESC, PIA and other departments. He demanded that Sindhis must be ensured their due share of jobs in the provincial and federal governments, semi- government & autonomous agencies including civil, military and foreign services. 20-03-2001 Long March of Awami Tahreek from Bhit Shah. Lathee charge by police central leaders arrested. Ayaz Latif Palijo filed bail applications in Sessions Court and quashment application in High Court, Court released Rasool Bux Palijo, Shahnawaz Junejo, Dodo Maheri and Sindhiani Tahreek workers. 31-03-2001 More than 70 workers and leaders of Awami Tahreek and Sindhiani Tahreek including Rasool Bux Palijo, Nazir Qureshi, Maryam Hoor Palijo, Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Qadir Ranto, Hakim Halepoto, Ganhwar Zaoonr, Piral Bhano, Saran Palijo, Kulsoom Halepoto, Ali Muhammad Sodho and others were baton- charged, Injured and violently arrested by Thatta and Karachi police today (31 March 2001) in a bid to foil the Historical Protest Long March against the shortage of water in Sindh. Thousands of Policemen and Rangers leaded by SSPs of Police, Majors and several DSPs rounded up the marchers on the 12th day of the long march near Sugar Mill bridge Thatta and instead of arresting them peacefully started tear-gas shells and baton charging and severely injured Dada Qadir Ranto, Azmat Halepoto, Hawa Palijo, Kulsoom Halepoto, Sajida Bahno, Four years old Siraj Palijo and others. Police also tried to attack 71-year-old Party leader Rasool Bux Palijo but thousands of protesters encircled and protected him from brutal aggression of police and rangers. All these leaders and workers were confined in Thatta and Makli Police Stations and heart patient Palijo was kept in an isolated lockup where no one was allowed to meet him. Next day Ayaz Latif Palijo filed bail applications in Sessions Court and the Court released Rasool Bux Palijo and Awami Tahreek & Sindhiani Tahreek workers. 10-04-2001 Awami Tahreek's National Long March finally successfully reached at the governor house to present its memorandum of protest against ongoing acute shortage of water in Sindh, and termination of 43000 Sindhi civil servants form jobs and the conspiracy to divide Sindh through implementing the city and district govt. plan. Renown intellectual and Awami Tahreek's chief, 73-year-old, Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo badly beaten and arrested along with hundreds of male and female workers. It was the third time that Mr. Palijo got arrested during the 21-day-long march that started from Bhit Shah on 20 March 2001. During this period marchers marched 350 km distance. Police since last evening had blocked all the ways leading to the Governor House and Karachi Press Club, they left no way to enter in the area. But the workers of Awami Tahreek broke all their tactics and barriers and successfully reached at the spot, Law enforcement agencies got shocked when in the midst of march Mr. Palijo surprisingly came on a motor bike and led the march, As he appeared, He got attacked by the law enforcement personnel and was not given few minutes to speak up with marchers. Sindhiani Tahreek's workers struggled hard to get him free from the police hands, but efforts failed as police resorted teargas shelling and indiscriminately used Lathi charge against the women activists, and were arrested by the authorities. Hundreds of women activists and innocent children went missing during the day long battle with the police. situation turned in to worst when hundreds of female and male workers collapsed due to heavy teargas use, even some of the Sindhi Journalists also collapsed on the ground, Mr. Imtiaz Ali Chandio of Kawish Group of News papers was one of them. Journalists saved one ten-year-old girl from the lady police when she was attacked by them, Mr. Zulfiqar Merani of daily "TAMEER-E-SINDH" and others had hot exchange of words with the police officers. Mr. Hakeem Zangejo, Qadir Ranto, Dr. Aziz Talpur, Mr. Rafee Laghari, all central leaders of Awami Tahreek were also tortured and arrested. Ganhwar Zaoonr, Piral Bhano, Rafi Leghari, Hakim Zangejo, Ms. Zarqa Halepoto, Mrs. Ponam Menghwar (along with her three months old baby girl), Ms. Kulsoom Halepoto, Ms. Saima bhano, Ms. Kareeman Palijo, Ms. Farzana Palijo, Ms. Sadia Bhano, Deedar Kandhro, Anees Leghari, Ms. Afsana Nizamani, Ms. Abida Palijo, Maryam Gopang and others were baton-charged, injured and brutally arrested AT's central Leaders Syed Alam Shah, Mr. Ibrar Qazi, Ms. Nazir Qureishi, Ms. Zahida Shaikh, Qadir Birohi and others addressed to a press conference in the press club Karachi, they told to that media men that such brutal acts of violence against our leaders and workers can not stop us from continuing our struggle. They vowed to continue struggle till getting the rights. They appealed all the people of the world to support Sindhis in their peaceful struggle for genuine rights. They pledged to strengthen the movement by organizing the people for larger and broader movement. Awami Tahreek has called its central committee meeting on 15 April to decide the further course of action. 2001 April Sindh High Court on petitions filed by Ayaz Latif Palijo quashes the FIR registered against Awami Tahreek leadership. 11-04-2001 SANA, WSC, WSI and other oversees Sindhi organizations criticized the attacks on Mr. Palijo and Sindhiani Tahreek workers. Iqbal Tareen, Aziz Narejo, Khalid Hashmani, Aftab Kazi, Altaf Memon, Munawar Halepoto, Saghir Shaikh, Javed Soomro, Zahid Makhdoom, Dr. Qamar Wahid, Mithal Vakkasi, Paryal Soomro, Ishaque Tunio, Munawar Leghari, Qadir Bux Jattoi, Shahid Iqbal Talpur, Sahail Kalhoro, Hasan Mujtaba, Hafiza Talpur, Professor Gul Agha, Zahid Makhdoom, Ali Nawaz Memon, Sanny Panhwar, Rakhshanda Mehar, Mehar Hussain Shah, Suraya Makhdoom, Ramesh Tharwani, Ajaz Memon, Ajaz Turk, Nafeesa Hoodbhoy and others condemned the brutality of govt. and showed their solidarity with Sindhi masses. 05-07-2001 SANA Convention in Chicago, Illinois, Rasool Bux Palijo urged every educated Sindhi to read more - learn more about world history, freedom struggles, and particularly the military and political strategies. You don't need every Sindhi to be educated to bring about a change. What you need is smart leaders and smart middle class who can predict and understand each move of adversary and quickly make a counter move and take an offensive move, when appropriate. He added that he was quite hopeful in the ability of Sindhis to withstand all onslaughts and ultimately come out victorious. Let! there be no doubt that these Sindhi Sapoots and followers of Shah Abdul Latif will never give up on their rights. They will not vanish in the history. They will resist and fight until they are victorious. By this time every one in the audience so attentive that other than his words, there was no other sound. Even the Sindhi infants, who never seem to stop crying, seem to have been taken aback by what was happening around them. Most in the audience were impressed with Mr. Palijo's analysis and articulation of Sindhi issues, his hopes and his encouragement that Sindh is worth living for and Sindh is worth dying for. As he finished his speech, almost all of the audience arose, giving a memorable standing ovation, a rare occurrence in SANA conventions, to one of their aging sons who had really moved them today. 08-07-2001 The Awami Tahreek has termed Agra summit meeting a rare opportunity to reduce the "artificial" tension between India and Pakistan. 08-08-2001 Awami Tahreek observes hunger strike all over the Sindh against govt.. 30-12-2001 Musharaf-Politicians Meeting in Islamabad. Awami Tahreek Chief Rasool Bux Palijo once again argues the Sindh Case: Palijo criticized Thal Canal, Dominating role of Punjab, reduction in prices of crops & Water Shortage and disapproves Army's role in Politics. 15-03-2002 Karachi Metropole hotel. Dialogue on Thal Canal, Ayaz Latif Palijo Advocate (Awami Tahreek), Taj Hyder Ex. Senator (PPP), Dr. Qadar Magsi (STPP), Zain Shah (Jeay Sindh) opposed Thal Canal and Kala Bagh Dam. 17-03-2002, The leaders of several political parties, growers and technocrats have lashed out at Punjab and Wapda for withholding water supply to Sindh and opposed the construction of greater Thal canal. They were speaking at the water and agriculture conference organized by the Awami Tahreek (AT) at Qasimabad here on Sunday night. The conference, which was attended by thousands of people from all over Sindh, lasted for eight hours and concluded at mid-night. In his presidential address, Rasool Bux Palijo said that the people of Sindh will not accept the construction of greater Thal it was the unanimous opinion of over 30 million people of the province that the canal was an anti-Sindh project and should be shelved without any further delay. 23-03-2002 Rally in front of Pakistan High Commission in London on the call of WSC protest against the construction of Thal canal, economic exploitation, human right abuses and other anti-Sindh designs of Pakistani establishment. The rally was attended by Sindhi Diaspora who came from various corners of the UK. Among others Maader-e-Sindh Jeejee Zareena Baloch, Balach Marri, Sassui Palijo, George Anthony of Liberation, Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) and many UK based intellectuals, writers and journalists, participated.. 20-04-2002 Rasool Bux Palijo, Dodo Maheri, Muzafar Sadiq Bhatti, Wishno Mal, Rahim Solangi, Punhal Sario, Abdul Majid Nizamani, Abrar Kazi, Nazeer Memon and others on hunger strike against the water shortage and Thal Canal. Awami Tahreek Chief Mr. Palijo calls for hunger strike all over Sindh on 23 April. 23-04-2002 on call of Awami Tahreek Chief Mr. Palijo strikes all over the Sindh against Thal Canal. 19-05-2002 thousands of Sindhi women, men and children march on boiling roads of Hyderabad Sindh (Pakistan) under the scorching sun against proposed anti people THAL irrigation canal. More than One Hundred and fifty thousand (150000) haris, activists, students, college and school girls, trade unionists, small growers and political workers are on roads on the call of Sindh Water Committee and Awami Tahreek (Peoples Movement) Chief Rasool Bux Palijo. Marchers slogans: darya jey khatir jhero aa..sindhooo jey khatir jhero aa..ghadar wadera jhero aa..punjab ja sathee jhero aa..shahran ja qabiz jhero aa...lahore ja zalim jhero aa..panee ja qatil jhero aa..o general to san jhero aa..dahshat ja bani jhero aa..gothan ja weree jhero aa.. faslan ja mozee jhero aa..sindhian ja qatil jhero aa..panee kahtir panee theendo.. dhartee khatir panee theendo..sindhoo je lai panee theendo..amar khatir panee theendo..bherun khatir panee theendo.. jeejal to lai panee theendo.. dushman to san panee theendo.....toon sindh sukaeen wapda... to qatil aheen wapda...toon dam thee thaheen wapda... toon marneen aheen wapda. 19-5-2002 Awami Tahreek & Sindh Water Committee (SWC) Protest March against Thal Canal and Water shortage on 19 May, accusing the federal government, Punjab government and WAPDA for usurping Sindh's water and has appealed to the world community to take notice of these autocratic excesses and help to restore justice in province of Sindh. 30-09-2002 Political activists and journalists of Karachi, coordinated and led by Awami Tahreek Karachi chapter, organized an anti-war protest demonstration before Karachi Press Club. The protest was aimed to express solidarity with participants of protest rally held in Washington against the anti-people policies of IMF and World Bank. The participants of this demo believed that war mongering is not going to serve the cause of peace and stability that the world needs today. They condemned war-mongering attempts against Iraq and termed any military action against Iraq is part of imperialistic designs. Political activists, students of Karachi University, journalists who staged demo chanted slogans against US imperialistic war, saying "Almai Amun Zindabad, Almi Samraj Murdabad, Abolish IMF and World Bank. They said talk of democracy in Iraq is excuse to justify American occupation of Iraq after Afghanistan. They called upon govt. of Pakistan to oppose and condemn American war-hysteria and not to adopt an indifferent attitude toward this devastating policy of America. They said that Musharaf regime has failed to represent the wishes of Pakistani people rather it is serving its political interests and American imperialists goals. Demo was addressed by AT Karachi leader Sattar Gopang, Rauf Noonari, Mushtaque Rajpar, HRCP representative Zaheer Khan, Int. Socialist Group leader Sertaj Khan, KUJ General Secretary Rana Khalid and other students. 2003 February, Press Conference against cruelties and lawlessness in Thatta addressed by Rasool Bux Palijo, Nazir Ahmed Jakhro, Manzoor Ali Sarki and Sassui Palijo. 2003, February Palijo’s visit to Thatta, Zulam Band Kayo Committee formed. 2003, February Abadgar Conference by AT and Sindh Small Growers Association Badin. 06-03-2003, Press Conference by AT and Sindh Water Committee. 08-03-2003, Women’s International Day at Multan by Patan, attended by large delegation of Sindhyani Tahreek. 13-04-2003, Conference by Sindh Water Committee against Greater Thal Canal presided by Rasool Bux Palijo. Anti Greater Thal Canal and Kalabagh Dam Action Committee formed 22-06-2003 MIRPURKHAS: Leaders of the anti-Thal canal committee have warned of massive protests including sit-in at railway tracks and blocking of roads leading to the Punjab if the project is not abandoned. The anti-Thal canal rally, which started from Hyderabad, reached here on Sunday on its way to Umerkot. Those who spoke on the occasion included Rasool Buksh Palejo, Nisar Khuhro, Sayed Qaim Ali Shah, Qadir Magsi (Jeay Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party), Khalid Mehmood Soomro (JUI), Afzal Gujar (PML-N labour division), Maulana Asadullah Bhutto (MMA), Senator Taj Haider and PPP MNAs Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jilani, Nawab Yousuf Talpur and Sayed Qurban Ali Shah. 19-07-2003 Rally from Hyderabad to Mithi and Chachro led by Rasool Bux Palijo, Nisar Ahmed Khero, Moulana Taj Muhammad Amroti and Dr. Qadir Magsi. 17-08-2003 Rally of Awami Tahreek; citizens of Mirpurkhas declared campaign against Greater Thal Canal. 16-08-2003 Palijo speaks at Jashan-e-Latif jointly organized by Local Social organizations and Sindhi Adabi Sangat Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Karachi. 28-08-2003 Sindh Water Committee (SWC) president Rasool Bux Palijo has criticized Wapda for its announcement that the construction of the greater Thal canal will continue and that the project will be completed before time. In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Palijo termed the announcement terrorism against Sindh. He said this was being done in disregard of the opposition by the people of Sindh. Palijo, who is also the president of the Awami Tahreek, said this announcement by Wapda was against norms of democracy, federalism and humanity. He said the present rulers had broken all previous records of highhandedness and plunder of Sindh resources. 30-08-2003 Shikarpur: Leaders of the Anti-Greater Thal Canal Action Committee have said Sindh will face an acute shortage of water if the Kala Bagh dam and the Thal canal are constructed. Awami Tahreek chief Rasool Bux Palijo, PPP leader Nisar Khoro, Qadir Magsi, Afzal Gujjar and Maulana Azam Jehangiri were speaking at a big gathering at the Jumani Hall Chowk here on Saturday evening. They said President Gen. Pervez Musharraf wanted to prolong his rule so he was applying undemocratic tactics. 23-10-2003 The Anti-Greater Thal Canal and Anti-Kala Bagh Dam Action Committee at its public meeting held at the Haider Chowk demanded that the work on the "illegal, unconstitutional and immoral" greater Thal canal should be stopped forthwith. The meeting was attended by thousands of people from all over the Sindh province. The resolutions adopted at the meeting with the name of "declaration" further demanded that Chashma-Jehlum and Taunsa-Panjnad link canals should be closed, Sindh be compensated for its share of water. The meeting demanded that the Kala Bagh dam should be shelved forever and no dam be constructed on the Indus river or its tributaries till the issues relating to water were settled. It called for the permanent settlement of the water issue under the aegis of the UN and OIC and SAARC. The declaration said construction of the Gwadar seaport should be stopped till the consent of the people of Balochistan was obtained. 30-12-2003 The Sindh water conference held by Awami Tahreek and Sindh Water Committee, demanded; the government to shelve the greater Thal canal project. A resolution, adopted at the conference, said that the canal was illegal, unconstitutional and immoral and it would convert Sindh into a desert. Another resolution accused the agencies of producing bandits and patronizing feudal and tribal chiefs. The conference demanded of the government to restore supremacy of law, eliminate the bandit factor, tribal disputes and inhuman custom of Karo-kari. Through another resolution, it demanded that the income from the natural resources of Sindh - including oil, gas and coal should be spent on welfare of the people of Sindh and 100 percent employment should be given to the local people in the industrial units of the province. 31-12-2003, Rally against Thal Canal and Kala Bagh Dam in Daro by Awami Tahreek, consequently raids and arrests of its workers. Ashraf Palijo, Usman Samon and others charged with Anti Terrorism Act. Ayaz Latif Palijo filed cases on their behalf. 2004, January Historical Rally in Karachi by Anti Greater Thal Canal Action Committee. 11-01-2004, Two days conference and Peaceful rally in Lahore by Pakistan Social Forum. Awami Tahreek leaders raise voice against Kalabagh Dam. 2004, January Hunger Strike and Protest by Awami Tahreek against false cases of Daro, Faridabad. 2004, January Rasool Bux Palijo said that the good steps in respect of globalization should be encouraged, but the imperialist designs of colonization and economic hegemony be resisted. 16-01-2004 Dozens of activists, writers men and women of Awami Tahreek, Sindhiani Tahreek, PILLER, SAP, ASR have arrived in Mumbai India to participate in World Social Forum. The leaders of Awami Tahreek Chief Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo, Qadir Ranto, Nazeer Qureshi, Akhtar Baloch, Hoorunissa Palijo, Zahida Shaikh, Wishnoo Mal and others they were received in Bombay by Karamat Ali, Nighat Saeed Khan, Nand Javeri, Ramesh Kateja, Haree Motwani and other Sindhi writers and organizers of the Event. Over one hundred thousands people from Third world Countries and anti-globalization activist from North American, Far East and Europe attended this meeting at NESCO grounds, Goregaon East, Mumbai. Sindhiani Tahreek took out procession agsint Kalabagh Dam. Rally was led by Rasool Bux Palijo, Deewan Aroo Mal, Pirah Palijo, Shahnaz Padoo Palijo, Zahida Shaikh, Maryam Palijo, Marui Palijo, Akhter Baloch, Noor Nabi Palijo and others. 05-02-2004, March of Awami Tahreek from Thatta to Karachi. 10-02-2004 Huge historical protest rally of Sindhis in Karachi (Pakistan) led by Rasool Bux Palijo, Nisar Khoro, Qadir Magsi, Makhdoom Jamil u Zaman, Gul Mohammad Jakhrani, Sassui Palijo and others. Hundreds of thousands Sindhi men and women came on roads against proposed construction of environmentally, politically and geographically disastrous Kala Bagh Dam and Thal Canal. The well-planned march, sit-ins and mammoth crowd brought the momentum of mass resistance at its peak. The rally was organized by 11-party alliance, Anti-Greater Thal Canal Action Committee, made up of nine main political parties: Awami Tahreek (Sindhi People's Movement), Pakistan People's Party, Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz Group), JI, Taraqi Pasand Party, JUI-F, Sindh National Front, Awami National Party, Balochistan National Party etc. and more than 200 leading writers, intellectuals, water experts, journalists and 35 parliamentarians and MPs were also marching with the thousands of protesters. 10-02-2004, Bicycle March by Sindhi Shagird Tahreek against Greater Thal Canal and Kala Bagh Dam. 2004 March Awami Tahreek chief RASOOL BUX PALIJO has condemned bomb blasts in Khairpur and Mehrabpur and said agencies wanted to involve peaceful political activists of Sindh in criminal cases. 339. 05-04-2004, Sindhi Hindu Sudhar Tanzeem and AT organized Jashn-e-Kabir and District Conference in Shahpur Chakkar, Distt. Sanghar. 14-05-2004, Press Conference by Rasool Bux Palijo at Hyderabad Press Club. 31-05-2004, Divisional General Council of Awami Tahreek Karachi. 11-6-2004 Around eighty leading intellectuals, writers, assembly members and activists attended a Latifee Musical Sham here in Hyderabad on Friday 11 June. This unique get-to-gather was hosted by Advocate Ayaz Latif Palijo and attended by Renowned Journalist G N Mughal, MPA and Poet Makdoom Jamil-u- Zaman, Peoples Party MPA Sassui Palijo, Chairman Taraqi Passand Party Dr. Qadir Magsi, Poetess Dr. Rukhsana Preet Channar, MPA Farheen Mughal, SNP Leader Dr. Dodo Maheri, Professor Madam Mumtaz Bhutto, Awami Tahreek Leader Abrar Kazi, MPA Zahid Bhurgri, President Sindh Democrats Advocate Muhammad Yousif Legahri, Writer and Secretary Adabi Board Inam Shaikh, Poet Sarkash Sindhi, Director Information Dur Muhammad Kamal, Muhammad Ali Legahri, Sukhar Lashari, MS Civil Hospital and former President Gymkhana Hyderabad Dr. Hadi Bux Jattoi, Provincial Assembly Candidate Mion Ali Walhari, Columnist and President SQWA Ghulam Rasool Chandio, Dr. Nazeer Shaikh, Advocate Liaqat Malik, Sameena Memon, Director Finance Water Wing Tufail Shahani, Dr. Gulzar Jumani, Raheela Shah, Advocate Waqqar Bhurgri, Yasir Kachelo, woman activist Rehana Channa, Agha Sanaullah, Ayaz Latif Palijo, Journalist Iqbal Mallah, Advocate Deedar Baloch, Advocate Raja Sahar, Vice President Qasimabad Alliance Tanweer Shaikh, Advocate Bhagwandas Bheel and many others. 28-6-2004 Peasant Conference in Cheeho, Naushahro Feroze. Rasool Bux Palijo, Dr. Nazir Shiekh, Mushtaq Rajpar, grand son of Shaheed Allah Bux Soomro and Nazim Shikarpur Aqeel Abas Soomro, who has recently joined Awami Tahreek, Javed Rajpar and other peasant leaders spoke in the program. 13-07-2004, Protest on main Road of Mirpur Bathoro by Anti Thal Canal and Kala Bagh Dam Action Committee presided by Rasool Bux Palijo. 18-07-2004 Ayaz Latif Palijo Advocate, Abdul Jabbar Khan Naib Nazim Hyderabad, Habibur Rehman Memon, Manzoor Sheikh, Nisar Effendi, Mohammed Hussein Syed and MPA Sassui Palijo and others condemned Musharaf’s Govt. policies against Sindhis in seminar at Indus Hotel 29-08-2004, Seminar at Islamabad against the cruelties of General Zia’s period Awami Tahreek delegates shared their experiences. 2004, August Conference of AT and Water Committee in Jhudo. 01-10-2004 WSI conference in Washington. Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo started his presentation by stating that the problems of Pakistan are also the problems of Asia and Muslim world. He said the primary impetus for the militarization of Pakistan has come from two underlying historic facts. The first has to do with the desire of Muslims to once again become predominant and conquerors in the footsteps of the accomplishments of great military leaders of early Islamic times. The same is true of Christian, Hindu, and Jewish people. The second factor consists of colonialism, particularly the British colonialism that practiced policies that Muslim intentionally backward and only rewarded those Muslims who fought their wars. Talking about the impact of these policies on Sindh, he cited the British action of amalgamating Muslim dominated Sindh with Hindu dominated Bombay. This severely impacted the ability of Muslim Sindhi, who primarily lived in small towns and rural areas to travel hundreds of miles away for college education. This forced Muslims of Sindh to attend "Mulla" schools. Although the Sindhi Muslims were able to withstand this discrimination due to their natural tolerance for diverse religions, other Muslim areas had a tremendous influence in infusing extremism. The present day colonialism too has promoted religious extremism when has served their interests. The same Mullas, who were supported by the United States and called "Ghazis" when they were fighting Russian hegemony in Afghanistan, became Talibans and extremists. In fact, the issue of terrorism has been created by the Western world and unfortunately the wings of terrorism has engulfed the Sufis of Sindh as well. Pakistan was never meant to be a country of religious intolerance. The first statement by Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, gave after the birth of Pakistan that people who lived in Pakistan were no longer Hindus, Muslims, or Christians - all were equal in eyes of law. The same people, who killed him and his sister, became the perpetual rulers. He added any time a world power such as the US, pats the shoulder of a dictator, the dictator unleashes a new round of steps that further reduce freedoms - the same phenomenon is happening again. Thousands of people are dying in Sindh daily, but the censorship in Pakistan is such that their plight remains hidden from rest of the world. If we raise little more voice, the rulers say Sindhis are not competent and bring more rangers to control masses. Commenting on why Sindhis are not in the Pakistan military. He said they are intentionally being kept away. Mr. Palijo added that once when General Hamid Gul repeated the same statement, he challenged him to give him a commitment as to how many Sindhis they want and he will ensure that many more Sindhis would apply. In another example, he said that once he was given a large list containing the names of those officers whose domicile was from Sindh. When he asked the authorities to tell him how many of these officers had parents who spoke Sindhis, the military generals were taken back and replied that they don't have such records. Commenting what overseas Sindhis can do to help for Sindhis. He replied in that back in late sixties and seventies, Sindhi intellectuals and writers played the role of "monitors" on the activities of Sindhi groups and political parties no ensure that none of them betrayed Sindh. As once mighty and united front of intellectuals and writers no longer speakers one voice, overseas Sindhis must perform a similar role. Commenting on the demand by some Sindhis that Sindh should be a free country, he said the demographic conditions were such that it will not be a free country. With large urban areas fully controlled by non-indigenous forces, much of the power will be concentrated in the hands of non-indigenous and Islamabad will still rule Sindh through proxies. Ayaz Latif Palijo, Nisar Khoro, Pervez Hoodbhoy, Atia Daood, GN Mughal and others also attended this gathering. 20-10-2004: The Sindhi Shagird Tahreek (SST) at its central committee meeting here on Tuesday called upon the government to allocate more funds for education. 2004 Awami Tahrek leader Ayaz Latif Palijo hosted a reception in honor of visiting Sindhi scholar and daughter of A J Uttam and Sundri Uttam Chandi, Ms Asha Chand in Hyderabad. Rasool Bux Palijo, Makhdoom Jamil, Ayaz Latif, Noor ul Huda Shah, Sassui Palijo, Iram Mahiab Mahboob, Dr. NAzia Memon, Qasim Maka, GN Mughal and others participants admired the role played by writers: Dr. Hotchand Molchand Gurbaxani, Jethmal Pursram Gulrajani, Lalchand Amardino Mal Jagtiani, Bheromal Maharchand Adwani, Kalyan Advani, Mangharam Malkani, AJ Uttam, Keerat Babani, Gobind Malhi, Sundri Uttam, Popti Hiranandani, Gobind Panjabi, Dayal Motvani, Perso Gedwani, Lakhmi Khilani, Nand Javeri, Haree Motwani, Mohan Kalapna, Heero Thakar, Laxman Koomal Bhatia, Veena Shringi, Arjun Sikayal, Dholan Rahee, Gowardhan Bharti, Lekhraj Aziz, M Kamal, Sugan Ahooja, Adhee Jhangiani, Anand Golani, Anand Khemani, Anand Tahlramani, Arjun Hasid, Ashok Motwani, Bhagwan S Gidwani, Bhojraj Nagrani, Bolchand Rajpal, Dastageer Bhatti, Eeshwar Chandar, Gangaram Samrat, Gowardhan Mahboobani, Gobindram Raisinghani, Hari Himthani, Hareesh Waswani, K L Tanha, Kala Prakash, Moti Praksah, Kirshan Khatwani, Koshee Lalwani, Lachman Kakreja, Lal Pushp, Leela Rachandani, Lilaram Makhejani, Lokram Dodeja, Moti Lal Jotwani, Nanakram Mirchandani, Parm Abheechandani, Pirbho Wafa, Professor Tarachand Gajra, Professor T H Advani, Pursram Zia, Ram Jethmalani, Ram Panjwani, Ramesh Kateja, Thakurdas Asoodomal, Teerath Basant, Tekchand Mast, Wasdev Nirmal, Wishno Bhatia Lata Tahliani, Kamla Keswani, Narain Shayam, Haree Dilgeer, Bhagvanti Nanwani and others. 24-12-2004- Qasimabad-- Public Gathering-- Javed Rajper, Muneer Almani, Zahid Baber, Nazeer Rajper-- addressed the

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  2. ^ Saher Baloch (May 23, 2012). "Bullets rain on rally against division of Sindh". The News International. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 

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