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History of Awami Tahreek

History of Awami Tahreek



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The History of Revolutionary Political,Educational & Cultural struggles of AwamiTahreek (Peoples Movement) & itsFounders. 
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1960 to 1969
1960 to 1966: Struggle for awareness of Sindhi Nation from the platforms of Sindh Hari Committee and National Awami Party.2.
1960: Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo founder and president of Awami Tahreek played anactive part in the activities and struggles of National Awami Party.3.
1967 January: Sindhi Sham at Jamshoro Engineering College. Rasool Bux Palijopresented, somewhat shocking facts about role of Bin Qasim, Raja Dahir, DodoSoomro, Doolah Darya Khan and others4.
1967: Awami Tahreek Chief Rasool Bux Palijo resisted extremist movementagainst poetry of Shaikh Ayaz and progressive literature by writing a book:'Andha Oondha Weja'.5.
04-03-1967: SaeeN Palijo Planned, led and guided the first organized struggle of Sindhi students, provided legal and mass support for imprisoned students.6.
1967 Jeejee Zareena Baloch and SaeeN Rasool Bux Palijo introduced the newtrend of revolutionary and nationalist songs and poetry in Sindh- a new wave of nationalism.7.
1968: SaeeN Palijo played an important leading role in the establishment of 'Bazm-e-Soofia-e-Sindh.8.
1968 December: SaeeN Palijo and other comrades organized the memorable andunique protest of Sindhi intellectuals in Hyderabad.9.
1968: SaeeN Palijo and other founder members of Awami Tahreek led andparticipated in the mass movement for restoration of democracy.10.
04-03-1969 on the second anniversary of 4
March SaeeN Palijo and othercomrades arranged the historical protest of thousands of Protestants against OneUnit in Hyderabad and took the struggle to its successful result against the rulerGeneral Ayub Khan.11.
1969: Mr. Palijo played main role in formation of Sindh United Front.12.
19-11-1969, SaeeN Palijo and other founder members of Awami Tahreek organized first public protests against the ruler General Yahya Khan forpublishing of voters lists in sindhi and the first Sindhi girl of Palijo family and of Awami Tahreek Akhter Baloch started historical hunger strike in front of D.Chouse Hyderabad.
1970 to 1976
05-03-1970 Awami Tahreek (Sindhi Peoples Movement) was formally formed ina meeting of leading writers, activists and intellectuals in Hyderabad, Sindh,Pakistan. At the same meeting, leading theoretician Rasool Bux Palijo was electedas its first General Secretary. In coming years Rasool Bux Palijo and otherfounder members played key role in formation of Sindhi Hari Committee, SindhiShagird Tahreek, Awami National Party, Sindh Qomi Itehad, PONM, SindhiAdabi Sangat, MRD, Sindhiani Tahreek, Sindhi Hari Tahreek, Pakistan AwamiJamhoori Itehad, Pakistan Awami Tahreek, Bihari Rokio Committee, Zulm BandKaryo Committee, Adumshumari Committee, Sindhi Mazdoor Tahreek, SindhIntellectual Forum, Sindhi Awam Jo Qomi Itehad, Sindhi Girls StudentsOrganization, Sujaag Bar Tahreek, Sindhi Shahri Itehad, Sindh Water Committee,1940 Pakistan Resolution Implementation Committee, Legal & TechnicalCommittee for Protection of Lands and Resources of Sindh, Awami JamhooriTahreek and Anti Greater Thal Canal and Kala Bagh Dam Action Committee.14.
1970 Awami Tahreek took rallies against cruelties in Dhaka, Bangladesh.15.
14-03-1970 SaeeN Palijo and Shaheed Fazil Rahoo initiated of 'Stop Auction of Sindhi Lands' movement against the occupation of lands of Sindh by Generals. .16.
1970 May Awami Tahreek played active role against illegal Army Operation inBangladesh.17.
1971 April Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo, Hafeez Qureshi, Ibn-e-Hayat Panhwar & otherleading writers and Awami Tahreek workers organized historical SindhiLanguage Convention in Jamia Arabia school at Hyderabad.18.
1971 AT arranged protests against the slaughter of thousands of innocent peoplein Bangladesh in the month of November and Palijo sahib wrote book 'JaikeeBangal San Thio' (What happened with Bengal).19.
1972 July & August: Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo & Awami Tahreek took protectivemeasures against the attacks on Sindhi people after the presentation of languagebill.20.
15-11-1972: For introducing revolutionary trends in the field of Sindhi literatureAwami Tehrik launched the Tahreek Risalo (magazine).21.
1972 Rasool Bux Palijo’s book “Sayed and Bhutto” published.22.
1973 April: Mr. Rasool Bux Palijo & Awami Tahreek at the time of framing of constitution organized protests with reference to Provincial autonomy.23.
1973 June Awami Tahreek demos against the operation in Balochistan .

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