Hundreds of thousand people celebrate Sindhi Topi day; condemn ethnic hate speech by Geo TV and Jang Group

“Sindhi Cap Day” celebrated with excitement

HYDERABAD, Dec 6 (APP/Dawn News/Aaj TV): Enthusiastic response was accorded on the call of “Sindhi Topi Day” here by the people of Karachi, Hyderabad and other towns and cities on Sunday.

In Hyderabad, hundreds of thousand people of all languages wearing “Sindhi Topi and Ajrak” came out on roads to express their sentiments and love with Sindhi culture.

It may be mentioned here that “Sindhi Topi Day” was observed following the call from a Sindhi television channel after uncalled for remarks were made by an anchor person of a television channel (Dr Shahid Masood of Geo TV) about “Sindhi Topi”.

The call mobilized the people of all languages who started purchasing of Sindhi Topi in all over Sindh. Such enthusiasm from the masses made in history of the sale of large scale of Sindhi Topi even the people purchased it on high prices and shared with each other after finishing the stock of Sindhi Topi in the market.


The day gave a look of mass celebrations since the morning and the groups of youth found in dancing on the famous song of Ahmed Mughal “Sindhi Topi and Ajrak Wara Jian”, at different parts of Hyderabad City, Latifabad, Qasimabad and Hyderabad Rural Talukas of the district.

Series of motorcade rallies were brought out from various parts of the district which after passing various roads culminated in front of Hyderabad Press Club, which become the main centre of observance of the day.

A big rally of Pakistan Peoples Party, jointly led by Members PPP Federal Council Kazi Asad Abid and Pervez Ansari, Sindh Minister for Fisheries and President PPP Hyderabad District Zahid Bhurgari, Amanullah Sial and others was taken out from Qasimabad, which after passing various roads, terminated in front of Hyderabad Press Club.

The party leaders and workers have shown great enthusiasm by dancing on party songs, carrying party flags and raising slogans. Rose petals were also showered on the participants of the rally at different points of the city.

Another motorcade rally of Awami National Party, taken out under leadership of Asadullah Mehsud culminated inform of Hyderabad Press Club where the participants of the rally expressed their affections with traditional Sindhi culture.

In connection with Sindhi Topi Day, a ceremony was arranged at the office of Muttahida Quomi Movement Hyderabad Zone, where Sindhi Caps and Ajraks were presented to journalists of Hyderabad.

The leaders and workers of Peoples Labour Bureau also taken out a big rally under the presidentship of Lal Bux Kalhoro, which after marching various routes ended in front of Hyderabad Press Club.

Besides, other parties and social welfare organizations including Jeay Sindh National Party, Jeay Sindh Quomi Muhaz, Mehran Falahi Sangat and Marvi Association also brought out rallies showing their affection with Sindhi Cap.

Lawyers to wear Sindhi topis and ajraks today: Ayaz Soomro

KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ayaz Soomro has called upon all members of Peoples Lawyers Forum to wear Sindhi topis and ajraks on December 6 to highlight Sindh’s culture, civilization and national heritage.

He was talking to a delegation of the Peoples Lawyers Forum, led by its Provincial President Advocate Shahadat Awan, which met him at his office. He told the delegation that by wearing the Sindhi topi and ajrak, they will put a slap on the faces of those conspiring against Sindhi culture and civilization so that no one could show indecency against the civilization of the real heirs of Sindh.

He said that in Sindh not a single court will be left without a government prosecutor.

The provincial Minister said that the government has appointed law officers and if more are required, they would be appointed to overcome the shortage in courts.—RT

Source: Regional Times

Specimen of ethnic hate speech against Sindhi topi on Geo TV

Geo TV / The News plays down the importance of Sindhi Topi Day. It was much more than colourful rallies; it was a slap on faces of morons such as Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, Dr Shahid Masood, Saaleh Zafir, Shaheen Sehbai, Ansar Abbasi and their cronies.

Colorful rallies in Karachi to celebrate Sindh heritage
Updated at: 1730 PST, Sunday, December 06, 2009
KARACHI: Sindh Cap and Ajrak rallies were taken out from different areas of Karachi to celebrate colorful cultural heritage and rich tradition of the land of Sufi saints – Sindh Province.

The main rally was taken out from Karachi Press Club which culminated in front of Sindh Assembly building where leaders representing various parties addressed a large crowd.

Sindh Ministers, Advisors, leaders of Pakistan People’s Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Awami National Party, Jiay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz and other political and nationalist parties and their workers participated in the rally.

Clad in attractive Sindhi Cap and Ajrak, the participants of the rally danced to the folk tunes of the province of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.



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