'No China, Go China' slogans reverberate at JSMM rally in Sindh

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2018 10:58 IST

Sann (Sindh) [Pakistan], January 19 (ANI): Anti-China slogans were raised during a rally organised by Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) to mark the 114th birth anniversary of scholar ideologue, and founder of Sindhudesh Movement Ghulam Murtaza Shah Syed, also known as G. M. Syed here.

JSMM posted a video on Twitter showing a rally where the protesters were seen shouting slogans such as, "No China, Go China" against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

"Sayed's Birth Anniversary, #JSMM took out a massive rally: Slogans of freedom for #Sindhudesh, No #China, Go China, reverberate in Sann, despite state hindrances. @shafiburfat," JSMM tweeted.

The protesters also demanded freedom of Sindh from Pakistani occupation, the abolition of human rights abuses and religious fundamentalism.

However, state security forces of Pakistan sought to end the rally as quickly as it started.

Banners and flags of the Sindhudesh Movement were removed from Sann and surrounding villages and towns were raided. Political activists were asked to stop their activities.

The masses, however, defied the order and came out to celebrate Syed's anniversary.

They said Pakistani forces were involved in enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, rape and other atrocities.

The families of missing and killed JSMM activists also participated in the rally.

Exiled JSMM Chairman Shafi Burfat delivered an audio message to the gathering

China came up with its One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative in 2013.

The project comprises a network of railways, roads and pipelines that would connect Pakistan's port city of Gwadar in the province of Balochistan, with the Chinese city of Kashgar in landlocked Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).

The human rights activists have, time and again, spoken about and highlighted the growing atrocities of Pakistan on the indigenous people of Balochistan and deteriorating human rights situation as a result of the CPEC. (ANI)