Sindh is facing a hostage like situation in the hands of 10% population, which stills claims to be U.P. WALAY, C.P. WALAY. Here is an analysis of Sindh population and its inhabitants.
The Population of Sindh is divided at 60% Sindhi and 40 Non- Sindhi inhabitants. Out of 40% Non- Sindhis, 5% is Pathans, 10 % Punjabis and 25% are Muhajir’s or settlers who migrated at the time of partition and afterwards. The settlers
(Muhajir’s) can further be divided on the basis of ethnicity as 5% are
Gujarati, 10 % Rajisthani and 10% belongs to U.P and C.P areas.
It’s a fact that Sindh has peculiar history and civilization which is recognized worldwide as
Civilization. The Sindhi culture
and language absorbed every other contributing culture in it and the new comers
to Sindh soil got merged like its own inhabitants. We have a recent example
that in 1901 Indus Valley and in 1932 Sukkur Barrage lands
were allotted to Punjabi settlers in Rural Sindh aiming to increase CULTIVATING
area of Sindh. With the passage of time, those Punjabis adopted Sindhi language
and culture and they are no more Punjabi now, but can be termed
the son of Sindh soil. So with this Sindhi population increase from 60 % to 65%. Nara Canal
, the ratio of the Punjabi Pathan population is also 5%
each of the total population of Sindh. Although, these Punjabis and Pathans
settled in Karachi at a much later stage, but they feel comfortable with Sindhi
culture irrespective of U.P and C.P Gunga Jumna culture which is supposed alien
by these Punjabis and Pathans. So the goodwill between Sindhis and Punjabi,
Pathans live in Karachi makes them closer and the
Punjabis and Pathans in Karachi keep a safe distance from Gunga
Jumna culture naturally. Karachi
Now come to 25% population consisting of Muhajir’s which are comprised of Gujrati, Rajisthani and U.P and C.P areas. Out of the 25 % Muhajir’s, 5% are Gujaratis.The Gujrati faction of Muhajir’s is culturally close to Sindhis as they are geographically neighbors and their culture and traditions have strong impacts on each other. But sad enough that these Gujratis feel proud and easy to be in line with Muhajir’s of U.P and C.P just because they are businessmen and are a bit afraid of agrarian culture of Sindh. Interestingly, Sindhis don’t consider them settlers or alien to their land and now Gujratis too want to come out of the grip of Gunga Jumna culture. In
addition of 5% Gujratis, one can assume that
80% of Sindh population are coherent and love to live peacefully, with the same arguments.
Rajisthani 10% proportion of the settlers too are geographically, socially and culturally closer to Sindhis than Gunga Jumna culture. In Hyderabad, 80 % settlers belong to Gujrati and Rajisthani faction of settlers while the proportion of U.P and C.P CULTURED PEOPLE IS BELOW 20%. But interestingly, the leadership of urban Hyderabad revolves always in the hand of UP, C.P people just because the cleaver policy by which they portray the Sindhis an ENEMY OF SETTLERS.
start of Muhajir ethnic politics was 1985. By the time, Punjabis and Pathans
living in and Sindh have clearly recognized
the reality of Muhajir politics. These people know now that after 64 years,
Muhajir’s of UP, CP didn’t change their mentality and have become a
blackmailing force in Sindh as well as at National, level. Karachi
It’s a fact that there is no collision between Sindhis and cultures of Gujratis and Rajisthanis, just like Punjabis and Pathans. So all these ethnicities never felt hostile to each other, but lived and prospered peacefully and honorably.