Sindh Rights Committee

To accomplish SANA Objectives as outline in clause (2), (3), and (5) Section II of SANA Constitution. Iqbal Tareen will be the Chairman of this committee.

SANA Executive Council recently announced formation of various committees. I have been honored with the responsibility of chairing "Sindh Rights Committee". SRC will strive to work under the spirit of following objectives as outlined in the SANA Constitution:

Sindh Rights Committee is "to endeavor for, and defend the historic national rights, including human rights, and rights of self determination of Sindhi people within their existing national territory".

 

Sindh Rights Committee will "contact Sindhis living in different parts of the world, cooperate for common goals and purposes with their organizations"

Sindh Rights Committee will strive to "cooperate with other individuals and organizations for human rights, social justice, world peace, cultural tolerance, international brotherhood, global disarmament, the eradication of world hunger, poverty and disease, and conservation of ecology".

The vision behind these goals constitutes SANA's core value system. These commandments have held us together for more than two decades now. The current state of Sindh and Sindhi people has once again challenged us to reach out and assume our moral duty and responsibility. 

Thirty-three years (33) ago a handful of Sindhi youth dared to ride against the tide and turned the tables on Islamabad. Their cry for help triggered the mighty movements of Sindhi women, youth, writers, poets, workers, and intellectuals.

Thirty-three (33) years' later, after so many new schools & universities, thousands of publications, numerous political parties and organizations, hundreds and thousands of individual success stories, our nation is at its worst possible moment of its entire history. At the time of "4th March", Sindhi nation was asserting its national rights. Today it is fighting for its mere survival. 

What went wrong? Weren't we supposed to be better off today than we were thirty three years ago? What happened on March 4, 1967 is not as important to understand as it is to rekindle the spirit, which followed soon after the great event.

Sindhi nation was a nation of dreamers. They knew the difference between seeing and dreaming. They decided to look beyond the obvious. Skepticism and cynicism had not caved in yet. People had converged to become a nation rather than highly individualized islands in an ocean. Their focus was Sindh and ideologies were only the vehicles to achieve common goals. Very seldom did they ever transform their intellectual differences into personal feuds. The greatest strength lied in their willingness to unite on the common grounds. We can do that again because we know it has been done before.

SANA alone can't accomplish its constitutional obligations without reaching for help. SANA will do great service by including every willing individual and organization along its historic journey.

Between now and SANA's Annual Convention in July, Sindh Rights Committee's main task will be to facilitate a heart2heart dialogue between various Sindhi organizations and individuals. The objective of this meeting will be to arrive at the common goals and strategies.

We will respect, recognize, approach and invite all Sindhi organizations and individuals, which are engaged into bettering the lives of Sindhi people. SANA's SRC will not judge the integrity of any individual or organization. We will leave it to the history.

I accept the provisional chairmanship of SRC until the day of the "Meeting of minds". Final leadership and the shape of the committee will be decided during the meeting.

Over the next few days, I will call upon some community members to help me accomplish this task.

SRC will announce the committee members, format and schedule of the "Meeting of Minds" within the next 7-10 days.

Let us march forth. Let the faith lead us to patience and tolerance.

Sincerely,

Iqbal Tareen

Chairman

SANA's Sindh Rights Committee.

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