On 17th of December 2022, The Sindhi Nationalist Party Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement, along with its chairman Zafar Sahito blamed the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for its religious fascist Islamic ideology, which led to the Genocide of 1971 and the secession of Bangladesh.
This came on the occasion to mark the liberation of Bangladesh and Genocide at the hands of the Pakistani Army.
One thousand two hundred human rights activists and media persons were killed in Pakistan.
As per Sahito, this policy not only persecutes Pakistani Minorities but also makes the nation an infrastructure epicentre of terrorism and anarchy at the international level. Sahito made this statement during the panel discussion of a video conference conducted by Indus Freedom Group.
The Pakistani State Agencies did not spare and killed fifty-five leaders of the Jay Sindh Movement. It is not just the Sindhi people who are targeted. Other groups in Pakistan fighting the agencies include Baloch, Pashtuns, and people from Gilgit Baltistan.
A former two-time member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, Robert Lancia has noted the systematic persecution of the Hindus and Christians in Pakistan along with ethnic Baloch.
He has compared the Bangladeshi Genocide on similar lines to the Armenian Genocide.
A London-based geopolitical analyst Priyajit Debsarkar has noted a unique feature in the 1971 Genocide. He states that it involved racial features such as skin colour and language. He highlighted the Six Point Formula that emerged from the struggle around the Bengali fight for cultural, political, and economic rights.
Debsarkar also pointed out the role of natural calamities such as Cyclone Bhola and how that catalysed the Bengali struggle for self-determination after it further highlighted the utter neglect of the West Pakistani Punjabi elites for the plight of Bengali casualties.
Again, parallels may be drawn for the current plight of flood victims in Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.