Official Web Portal Govt of Sindh

Home    History of Sindh

 

SINDH THROUGH THE CURRENT CENTURY.

Before the World War II when the grip of the British colonial rulers was still very strong and there were hardly any signs that the foreign occupants will leave the Indian sub-continent, it was the Sindhi leadership which rose against the imperialists and launched a multi-faceted freedom movement. On the one hand Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi launched a militant revolt, called "Hur Movement", against them and on the other a peaceful Pan-Islamist campaign paved the way for the independence of Sindh from the yoke of the Bombay Presidency. The people of Sindh also taook active part in Khilafat Movement and other such movements launched by the people of the Sub-continent. In fact, certain historians believe that the movement for the separation of Sindh laid the foundation stone throughout the sub-continent for a greater homeland for the Muslims of India. This campaign for the separation of Sindh succeeded in 1936 and provided impetus to the Muslim league which was again led by a democratic statesman from Sindh widely known as Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. It also want to the credit of Sindh province that its Provincial Assembly first ever resolved in favour of Pakistan. Although Jinnah could not survive long after the inception of Pakistan, yet he strongly spelled out broader democratic and human principles to be followed by his successors in the newly created state of Pakistan. Although, soon after his death the reigns of the county were usurped by the vested interests and in the coming years the people of Pakistan had to undergo longer spells of sufferings.

Today the province of Sindh is an amalgam of various sub-continental and middle-eastern cultures. It was specially after the independence that millions of Indian Muslims from the minority province migrated to Sindh and made it their permanent home. The amalgamation of their culture into the rich Sindhi traditions has progressively assumed a new complexion. Both the communities of Sindhi and Urdu-Speaking inhabitants of Sindh have, during the last half-century, shared their values and traditions, literature and Language, entered into inter-marriages and lived in harmony for the progress of their motherland.

 
 
 Government of Sindh, Official Web Portal.