The Sindhi Foundation, fighting to draw attention to issues like enforced disappearances, the plight of Sindhi women in Pakistan has found support in US congressman, Brad Sherman after he expressed his support of the “Long Walk’ or “Long March” by the foundation from New York City to Washington DC.
“I was pleased to meet with leaders of the Sindh community. We discussed issues such as enforced disappearances in Sindh #Pakistan. We also discussed the need to reach out to Sindhis in their own language and my efforts to establish a Sindhi language service at the @VOANews,” tweeted Brad Sherman.
“The Sindhi Foundation Long Walk for Freedom, April 7 – 29, from the UN in NYC to DC, will draw attention to issues like enforced disappearances and climate change,” informed Sherman through his tweet.
Members of the Sindhi community, a minority from Pakistan will stage a protest under the US-based Sindhi Foundation to raise awareness for human rights violations and climate change.
Titled ‘Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love’, is a demonstration that will cut through five US states: Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.
The idea of the Long Walk stems from the realities of the Southeastern Province of Pakistan- Sindh. Issues such as enforced disappearances, the plight of Sindhi women in Pakistan, environmental problems in Sindh, and even something as basic as water has been some of the major concerns for the people of Sindh for decades, including those who live away from home in exile, including a Sindhi activist based in Washington DC, who is also the person behind the Long Walk.
“I have been marching, like, 15- 20 miles a day for a while now, as a practice for the walk,” said activist Langri. “We have to fight against Pakistan. That’s the only way. There is no other way. We have to unite because they don’t learn from one or two protests. I invite all the people belonging to persecuted nations to join us in this effort,” Munawar Laghari, Executive Director of Sindhi Foundation said.