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Hussain also warned Pakistan that dejecting Mohajirs' just demand would lead to creation of a separate homeland under duress
Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder Altaf Hussain has asked Pakistan to give Mohajirs their right of a separate province.
Hussain also warned Pakistan that dejecting Mohajirs' just demand would lead to the creation of a separate homeland under duress. He was telephonically addressing MQM's 34th Foundation Day at Frankfurt, Germany from London.
"Discrimination against Mohajirs is widespread in every section of Pakistan. They are facing genocide and those who are alive are subject to humiliation and arbitrary arrests without any lawful charge or procedure. The ethnic majority and the establishment are mastermind of the discrimination and repression," Hussain said.
The MQM leader said that in order to order to keep Pakistan united Mohajirs should be given their right for a separate Mohajir province as their population has already exceeded 70 million."This is the last option to save the country and failing which, the things would become devastating and out of his control as 70 million Mohajirs won't then listen to me and take the course of actions in their own hands. It is a blessing that Mohajirs are till date committed to my command and listen to my appeals and advice," Hussain asserted.
In his preliminary address as usual, he urged upon the audiences to develop a habit of book reading to analyse things and acquire knowledge. Hussain asserted that he himself is an example as his critics flay his views and dare not to challenge him with logic and the fact is that none of his critic could yet held him wrong by logic or argument.
He said many lies are spread in Pakistan in order to conceal the truth. "Lies are presented as truth such as the country's elite claims that Allama Iqbal was the thinker of Pakistan, which is the biggest lie of history. There is no proof or record of Iqbal as a thinker of Pakistan. It is the irony that Pakistan commemorates Iqbal's day while he does not deserve it as he was not the thinker of Pakistan," Hussain said.
He argued: How could Iqbal be the thinker of Pakistan while the Lahore resolution was presented in Lahore in 1940 and Iqbal had died in 1938? The MQM founder said that the sister of the founder of Pakistan Mr. M. A. Jinnah, Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, actually deserves the title.
"Fatima Jinnah struggled for Pakistan shoulder to shoulder with her brother, but was declared traitor by a Military establishment and military dictator General Ayub Khan in Pakistan," the MQM leader said.
He reminded that a few days ago on March 23rd, Pakistan day was commemorated in memory of Objective resolution while the fact is that there was no such resolution but a simple Lahore resolution, which has fraudulently been changed into the Pakistan Resolution. "The Lahore resolution is still engraved on the wall of a minaret of Pakistan in Lahore and there is no term for Pakistan Resolution in that inscription," Hussain said.
He said that on seeing repression and discrimination widespread against Mohajirs, he dared to erect the APMSO in Karachi University in 1978 but the hooligans of Jamat-e Islami tortured and expelled us from the varsity and then he dared to MQM on March 18, 1984, and held its first assembly at Nishtar Park on August 18, 1986.
"The military establishment had since then become a direct opponent of the MQM and Mohajirs as they fear that if the Mohajirs continue to be united then they would soon achieve their goals," Hussain said.
He warned the establishment and the ruling elite of Pakistan that the only way ahead to save Pakistan is to end the discrimination against Mohajirs and let them have their separate Mohajir Province or else the situation would be so dreadful and the Mohajirs would be constrained to look for their separate, independent and sovereign state.
He reminded the people of Pakistan that the Mohajirs are the creators of Pakistan and they laid millions of lives in sacrifice."They fought the battle of Pakistan in Uttar Pradesh, Central Provinces, and Bihar in India and made a country for the slaves of British Empire in North West of the sub-continent, which is now Pakistan. The corrupt military generals and feuds conspired against the Mohajirs and occupied the country on gun point. Mohajirs (Biharis) who again fought for Pakistan in 1971 have now been discarded and they are forced to spend their lives in camps of Red Cross in Bangladesh."
The MQM chief said that on seeing the atrocities, repression, and genocide of Mohajirs, he slammed the ruling feudal elite and military establishment and then the military generals and feuds of the country joined hands to punish the MQM.
"They held the MQM headquarters under siege and locked it down till date. Embargo was ordered and Pakistani media has been restricted on gun pint not to carry any of his picture or speech," Hussain said.
He said that the military establishment and feudal-based governments in Pakistan have so far executed 22000 innocent Mohajirs in an extra-judicial spree of chase and hunt. "Similar tactic is being applied in FATA where the local tribal population was forced to evacuate their homes and live as internally displaced persons (IDPs) on the mercy of the military establishment and the tyrant demonic feudal elites."
Hussain repeated his long-standing demand that the atrocities against the minority folks in Pakistan including Baloch, Pashtoon and Mohajirs should now end and the Biharis in Red Cross camps in Bangladesh should be brought back home with respect.
He reiterated his resolve to keep struggling for the Mohajir Nation.The organisers of 34th Foundation day in Frankfurt, Afzal Hussain and his all-party affiliates were appreciated for their untiring efforts. The programme was largely attended by men, women and children.