It was a summer morning in 2014 when I woke up and found that my upper body was undressed. I along with my wife Fatima were giving a protest demonstration in Delhi and use to sleep those days on a roadside at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. Someone later that day told us that a gadget (chip) has been inserted in my and my wife Ghulam Fatima’s body and my every movement would be recorded. I laughed and said nice joke!
Zulfiqar Shah (Sindhi ذوالفقار شاہ Hindiजुल्फिकार शाह) is civil rights activist, journalist and writer of Sindhi origin. He was forced by Pakistan Army to unlawfully leave the country and close down The Institute for Social Movements, Pakistan in May 2012. He resettled in Nepal where UNHCR approved him refugee status. In Kathmandu, he started freelancing with the newspapers and websites on the issues of Pakistan particularly concerning Sindh and Balochistan. He was insurrected in his house in Kathmandu and was given heavy metal poison by Pakistani intelligence agency ISI with local facilitation; however he was rescued by the local doctors. He was forced to leave Nepal, thus he left for Pakistan on December 2013. In Pakistan, he again was persecuted and threatened to be killed. He went India for medical treatment on February 11, 2014, where he was not only denied appropriate health treatment on behalf of Pakistan High Commission in Delhi, but also was harassed by the high commission officials. He, along his wife Fatima Shah, gave a protest sit-in for 285 days near Indian Parliament house against Pakistan High Commission and its facilitation by the Indian authorities. Read more on Wikipedia
Notes from the Protest Camp in Delhi, India
Pakistan has been dumping nuclear waste at the Kirthar ranges adjacent to Khuzdar district of Balochistan. Earlier the dumping used to take place in Arabian Sea near and around the Bay of Son Miyani (close to Balochistan coastline) in Lasbela district and parts of Ketch Makran district of the Sindh.
Pakistan has been dumping nuclear waste at the Kirthar ranges adjacent to Khuzdar district of Balochistan. Earlier the dumping used to take place in Arabian Sea near and around the Bay of Son Miyani (close to Balochistan coastline) in Lasbela district and parts of Ketch Makran district of the Sindh. Read in Asian Lite International, UK
Undivided India's forgotten freedom war leader Sorihya Badshah and his martyred fellow fighters were paid candle light tribute in Delhi on the occasion of Freedom Martyrs Day in India. The event was organized by the refugee activists Zulfiqar Shah, which was also attended by some other Indian activists. Some activists from India and Sindhi refugees paid homage and tribute to the Pir Pagara Sorihya Badshah yesterday, on 30 January 2014. Soriah Badshah, who was a comrade of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Commander of Hur Force, waged war against British Raj in India during the SecondWorld War. Click to read in Merinews
On the occasion of World Human Rights Day, Hindu refugees from Sindh staged a protest outside the United Nations’ Information Office at Lodhi Estate here on Tuesday demanding cancellation of Pakistan’s membership from the international body on the grounds that Hindus were being persecuted there. Led by Swami Omji, the protest was against victimisation of Hindus by the State-sponsored actors in Sindh province of Pakistan. The delegation of refugees comprising journalist-cum-activist Zulfiqar Shah met the UN Country Representative and submitted a memorandum of demands addressed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Click to read in The Hindu
For Fatima Siyal Shah, a Pakistani Sindhi refugee in Delhi, her husband Zulfiqar Shah is the world. “Often, I wish I could go back to my land but then I look at him and think, what he would do without me,” she says. Sitting cross-legged on a borrowed bed and assembled bedding in a small dingy room in Delhi’s Sultanpuri, she talks about missing her family in Pakistan but cannot think of going back. “My conscience doesn’t allow me to leave him,” she says.
Life in exile can only be described by those who experience it. Leaving your motherland is not an easy decision, but people are forced by the circumstances to do so. Zulfiqar Siyal Shah and his wife Fatima Siyal Shahis, a Pakistani couple from Dadu district of Sindh province, now stay in a two-room squalid in North West Delhi's Sultanpuri area. No, its not a choice that they made, they were forced to leave their country for raising voice against injustice done to the people. Read in Indiatimes
Zulfiqar Shah, 39, in his small, dingy room in New Delhi, India, is hoping against hope that Pakistan's Sindh province will be free one day. Living in New Delhi, thousands of kilometres away from his home in Pakistan, life has come to a standstill for him. He has no friends or relatives to visit, no one to socialise with, life for him means waiting for another day to pass. Read on Wionews
शम्स ताहिर खान[Edited By: मुकेश कुमार]
सरहद के उस पार से ज्यादातर आतंक और नफऱतों में लिपटी कहानियां ही इधर आती हैं. मगर इस बार कहानी जुदा है और चोट थोड़ी गहरी. पाकिस्तान में पैदा हुए और पले-बढ़े एक पाकिस्तानी मुसलमान की कहानी है ये. एक ऐसे पाकिस्तानी मुसलमान की जो हाल के वक्त में पाकिस्तान में रहने वाले हिंदुओं का सबसे बड़ा मसीहा था. वो पाकिस्तान में रहने वाले हिंदुओं और ईसाइयों को भी इंसान और इंसानियत के चश्मे से देखने लगा था. बस उसकी इसी गलती की उसे ऐसी सज़ा मिली कि बस पूछिए मत.
|Sindh Peasants Long March for Land Reforms(February 15 – 26, 2009), was a mass long walk of 350 kilometers by beyond 30000 peasants and rural worker women and men carried for over 12 days formHyderabad to Sindh Assembly building Karachi, Sindh. The march was organized to seek amendments in the Sindh Tenancy Act that was also legislated after thousands of peasants gathering in front of Sindh Assembly building Karachi in 1950 led by late Comrade Hyder Bux jatoi, a stalwart peasants leader of Pakistan. Details on Wikipedia|
Scarlet of the dancing girl is about to set off,
Jesus! Why don’t you wake up in me?
A river that has curve at daunting peaks,
Will submerge one day with heavens at the Sea.
O love, your venom is a fogy mystery,
That always insurrects the hamlet of the Jogi.
They say, storms always divert doves to the stranger lands;
Forgetting that winds happen to be colorless,
And sky always courteous to birds without tree!
(By Zulfiqar Shah)
April 7, 2012. Left Hyderabad (Sindh) early morning for Rato Dero in Larkana to join funeral of Jeay Sindh Qomi Mahaz (JSQM) Chairperson martyr Bashir Khan Qureshi.
I have some serious questions concerning our years long persecution (2007-2015 in Pakistan, Nepal and India) particularly during 2011-2015. I know, none is there to reply these questions, yet asking questions is a matter of high importance:
There are so many incidents I encountered during the years long persecution, which in fact has not yet ended.
Why that happens when states and state associated intelligence
agencies wants to cage the brains, minds and thinking, they stage
agencies wants to cage the brains, minds and thinking, they stage
The Indians who supported my out-rightly during my persecution in Delhi!
How some Nepalis saved my life in Kathmandu?
The nightmare is not over yet. I have been continuously abused in the area I am living in.
Humans fall apart. Wise cannot exist. Idiots rein everywhere.
What happened? Fatima asked. I told her a story around me. The story was an organized and systematic attempt to make me an idiot. Why they want to make you an Idiot? She cried. One million dollar question, I replied.
There are some questions in my mind. I don’t have answers. I am just in search of them.
I have undergone miseries. I am in the eye of storm. There are so many things, controversies and disclosures, which yet I have to make public.