Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army, an armed Sindhi nationalist outfit fighting for separation from Pakistan, claimed the responsibility of the grenade attack on a Punjabi settler’s warehouse in Ghotki today. The attack was carried out on Saturday morning in the Mirpur Shahi Bazar by unknown assailants. Four persons were reportedly injured and moved to the District Headquarters (DHQ) in Mirpur Mathello.
The police arrived at the scene and sealed the area. They gathered information about the attack, but no relevant arrests have been reported so far.
In a written media statement, Sodho Sindhi, the spokesperson for the SRA, said that the Sindhi nation will never accept “Pakistani (Punjabi) occupation on Sindh.” The spokesperson said that 14 August, the Independence Day for Pakistan, is the “day of national slavery” for the Sindhi nation, as Sindh had been “occupied” by the “Punjabi imperialist.”
The spokesperson said that the “artificial state” has been plundering the land, resources and coastal areas of Sindh. Furthermore, China is also abetting Pakistan in the “permanently occupation” of the “Sindhian Sea” through initiatives like China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and other “occupation projects.”
The statement concluded that the Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army will continue its resistance and struggle against the Pakistani state until the “complete freedom of Sindhudesh.” The organization denounced 14 August as “Black Day” and forbid the Sindhi nation of participating in the rallies or the flag marches of to be held by Pakistan on 14 August.