NEW YORK - Dozen of Muhajirs from MQM London held a peaceful demonstration in front of the UN headquarters here against the alleged human rights violations in the country.
Displaying placards and banners calling the Pakistan Army generals “war criminals”, the protesters.
The protest was organised by the US wing of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). The protesters claimed that thousands of innocent people of their community have been killed in Pakistan over the last three decades and several thousands have been held under illegal captivity without a trial.
Joining the protesters from London over phone, MQM London leader Altaf Hussain urged the UN secretary general to come forward and help Muhajirs who are suffering in Pakistan.
MQM Pakistan now mainly represents Urdu speaking ethnic Muhajirs, who migrated to Pakistan from India during 1947’s partition. The MQM Pakistan has political dominance in the southern Sindh province’s urban areas - notably in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur where a large number of Urdu-speaking people reside.