Sindh: Press Release World Sindhi Congress
World Sindhi Congress (WSC) is deeply anxious at the disappearance of Mr. Akash Mallah,a senior leader of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz. He was previously kidnapped in 2006 and suffered in the torture centres for 18 months. It has been informed that he was picked by plain clothe agency personnel on 30 Nov.
Below is an article published by the World Sindhi Congress:
Although, political activists working for the genuine democratic rights of Sindhi people have always been targeted but the wide disappearance of Sindhi political leaders and workers was the hallmark of Musharaf’s dictatorial era. It only become possible due to the changed political landscape and due to the determined struggle of Sindhi people and support of international community that most of them were released after long periods of suffering in the torture centres. The disappearance of Akash Mallag suggests that the monster of disappearance is resurfacing again. We believe it is the duty of all the democratic forces including political parties, media, human rights and civil society organisations to stop this.
We demand from the government of Sindh to take immediate actions for his release. WSC has decided that if Akash Mallah is not immediately released his disappearance would be taken to the international human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch for their urgent help.
About The World Sindhi Congress (WSC): WSC is based in the UK , USA , Canada , and Sindh and is one of the most prominent human rights advocacy organizations for Sindh and Sindhis. The main objective of WSC is to create a better understanding within the international community about the persecuted status of Sindhis in Pakistan and about the Sindhi people’s struggle for human rights, including the right to self determination. WSC is a registered company in the UK and the state of California , USA , and is organized to carry out non-profit activities. For more information, visit http://www.worldsindhicongress.org.