SPC expresses grief over extrajudicial abduction of 270 social and political workers
21 Jan 2019
Hyderabad: August 16, 2017. (Abbas Kassar) Sindh Progressive Committee comprising nationalist and left parties: Jeay Sindh Mahaz, Awami Workers Party, Awami Jamhoori Party and Communist Party of Pakistan, has expressed deep concern and grief over what they called as worst sort of violations of basic human rights in Sindh which mainly includes extra judicial abduction and disappearances of several social and political workers all around the province. Addressing news conference here the leaders of SPC Khaliq Junejo, Amanullah Shaikh, Abrar Kazi, Buxul Thalho, Comrade Iqbal and Alia Buxul said protection of life and property was prime responsibility of state but state seems falling speedily. It is said that more than 200 persons mostly of political parties have gone missing. Nobody knows their whereabouts. Local police neither files FIR of their abduction nor telling anything about them. They said though 70th independence was celebrated in whole country but “we here are still crying for implementation and actualization of very basic liberties and basic human rights, they said and added out rulers were still afraid of bringing political prisoners in courts of law. Sheer violations of human rights under democratic government surpass terror and tyranny of Gen. Zia regime. They said tendency on part of rulers to curb ideological and political opposition by such an inhuman method as to forcibly abduct, illegally detain and even in some cases hideously kill political workers and send their bullet ridden bodies back has always been the main reason of radicalizing politics of disenfranchised ones.
The SPC leaders said it is result of organized conspiracy which breeds culture of hatred and throws common population in gallows of fear and terror. They lashed out at Sindh government for its shameful face. PPP government cries loud when any politician of its party and bureaucrat is arrested but it expresses unawares on forcibly disappearances of more than 270 social and political workers of the province.
They demanded to stop heinous and hideous practice of forceful abduction and disappearances; ensure implementation of rights given to people by constitution and all abducted and forcefully disappeared workers must be brought to courts of law giving them opportunity to explain their position and fight their cases. SPC gives call to for peaceful demonstrations outside press clubs across Sindh for fulfillment of above demands. It also appeals all progressive social and political workers and organizations to join hands with them in these protests.