Web Desk – (June 17, 2021)
The Sindhi Association of North America (SANA) has demanded to set up a high-level judicial commission to investigate the violence and expressed grave concern over the arrests of political and civil society leaders and activists in the wake of the June 6 protest against land grabbing by Bahria Town in and around Karachi.
In a statement SANA president Khalid Channa said that the people of Sindh were using their democratic right to protest against the illegal occupation on homes, villages, lands and their economy by the Bahria Town.
While it was a peaceful protest, some miscreants resorted to violence and set fire to some buildings. He said it should be remembered that all the leaders of the participating parties, groups and organizations had publicly declared their disassociation from the riots and condemned the violence. Despite this, the Sindh government filed cases against the leaders and activists of the participating parties and made several arrests.
The president of SANA demanded of the Sindh government to withdraw these countless cases and release all those arrested in these cases. The government should catch the real culprits and set up a high-level judicial commission to investigate the violence.
The SANA urged the government to protect the rights of local people instead of helping the occupiers of Bahria Town and other lands. “We express our full solidarity with the people of Sindh in their upcoming protests and rallies against the land grabbers of Bahria Town,” the statement concluded.