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APPENDIX 13
DETENTION ORDER, 1972
GOVERNMENT OF SINDH
HOME DEPARTMENT
KARACHI, dated 8th August,
1972
0 R D E R No. 8207
Whereas the Governor of Sindh is of the opinion that for the purpose of preventing Mr. G.M. Syed s/o Muhammad Shah, resident of Sann, District Dadu, from acting in a manner prejudicial to the maintenance of peaceful conditions in the Province of Sindh and the security of Pakistan, it is necessary to make an order directing that the said Mr. G.M. Syed be confined to his house:
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Rule 32 (1) (B) & (7) read with Rule 213 of the Defense of Pakistan Rules, 1971, the Governor of Sindh is pleased to direct that Mr. G.M. Syed be confined to his house in village Sann in view of his health, for a period of six months. He is further stopped from communicating with any other person by way of mouth or in writing except with the written permission of the Government of Sindh. This restriction shall not, however, apply in respect of the members of his family and domestic servants. His residential telephone shall also be disconnected forthwith.
BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF SINDH
(SALIM ABBAS JILANI)
T. P K., C. S. T.,
Secretary Home Department,
Govt. of Sindh
 
No. 8207
GOVERNMENT OF SINDH
HOME DEPARTMENT
KARACHI, dated the 15th, Aug., 1972
 
MEMORANDUM OF GROUNDS

You, Mr. G.M. Syed, s/o Muhammad Shah, resident of village Sann, district Dadu, President of Jeay Sindh Mahaz, have been ordered to be detained for a period of six months by the Provincial Government of Sindh under clause (b) of Rule 32(l) read with Rule 21 3 of the Defense of Pakistan Rules vide Order No. 8207, dated 8th August, 1972, with a view to preventing you from acting in a manner prejudicial to the security of Pakistan and the maintenance of peaceful conditions in the Province of Sindh on and for the following grounds and reasons:-
i. That while relations between the old and new Sindhis became strained due to the language controversy, you under tour of the various places in Sindh made speeches which were calculated to promote feelings of hatred between the old and new Sindhis;
ii. That while addressing a press conference on 31.7.72 at your residence in Karachi which was reported in daily "DAWN" of 1.8.1972, you charged the Urdu-speaking people of not having been reconciled to the creation of Pakistan and stated that they were not loyal to Sindh;
iii. That in the aforesaid conference as reported in the aforesaid issue of daily "DAWN", you leveled baseless and mischievous allegations against the President of Pakistan Mr. Z.A. Bhutto for having joined hands with the enemies of Sindh whose primary interest you described as the exploitation of the Province of Sindh;
iv. That in the said conference mentioned above, you also leveled a baseless charge against the President of Pakistan Mr. Z.A. Bhutto to the effect that he had provided a lever to the Urdu-speaking section of the population of Sindh for separation of Karachi;
v. That while addressing a meeting of Jeay Sindh Mahaz Workers at the Otak of Syed Qadir Dino Shah in district Thatta on 1 .8.1 972 at about noon time, you exhorted the old Sindhis to collect weapons and prepare themselves for fight with the new Sindhis;
vi. That in the same speech, you leveled baseless allegations against the President of Pakistan, to the effect that he, being frightened of and having aligned himself with Punjab, was depriving the people of Sindh of their rights;
vii. That on the same day, i.e. 1.8.1972, you visited Mirpur Bathoro, District Thatta, and addressed a gathering of Jeay Sindh Mahaz at the Otak of Fida Hussain Shah where your colleague Mr. Hafeez Qureshi addressed the gathering and incited the Sindhis to collect arms and men for bloodshed. While addressing the same meeting, you exhorted the gathering to act upon the said advice of Mr. Qureshi and declared that creation of Pakistan on the basis of two-nation theory was a basic mistake;
viii. That on 1.8.1972 between 5 and 6 p.m. you addressed a public gathering of 600 to 700 persons at Sujawal Club, district Thatta, and incited the people to be ready for fight with Muhajirs to whom their rights were being sold;
ix. That on 2.8.1972 while addressing a public gathering near Mirwah Bridge, Badin, district Hyderabad, you criticized the expenditure on defense and stated that such expenditure was unnecessary and that you had reliably learnt that Sindh was being divided into two Provinces and that the Biharies were being brought in to reduce the old Sindhis into a minority;
x. That on 2.8.1972, you presided over a meeting of Jeay Sindh Mahaz at Talhar, district Hyderabad, at about 4.30 p.m. and addressed a gathering and said that lakhs of wolves in the shape of Muhajirs had descended on Sindh to usurp the rights of Sindhis.
xi. That on 3.8.1972 at about 11.30 a.m. you addressed a meeting at the bungalow of Mr. Ghulam Rasul Bhurgri at Hyderabad and declared that every child of Sindh had become G.M. Syed meaning thereby that everybody in Sindh supported the Jeay Sindh Movement and alleged that the new Sindhis were cunning type of people and the Sindhis should prepare themselves to fight with them;
xii. That on 3.8.1972 while addressing a meeting at Tando Allahyar, district Hyderabad, at about 9.30 P.m. in the bungalow of Ghulam Rasul Shah, you leveled baseless allegations against the Government to the effect that by making the teaching of Urdu compulsory, the Sindhi language had been deprived of its rightful share and that by bring Biharies in Sindh, the old Sindhis will be reduced to a minority and, therefore, the public of Sindh should be careful;
xiii. That in the same meeting you stated that the President of Pakistan was indifferent to the rights of old Sindhis because he was afraid of the Muhajirs;
xiv. That in the same meeting mentioned above at Tando Allahyar you stated that Sindhis had always thrown out the other communities and that the theory of survival demanded such an initiative in the present circumstances and the old Sindhis will take revenge from the new Sindhis and no power on earth can allow the Muhajirs to remain in Sindh, and finally you stated that you would die rather than to give up Sindh to the Muhajirs;
xv. That on 3.8.1972 at about 11.30 p.m. you addressed a meeting of Jeay Sindh Mahaz at Sachal Manzil, Mirpurkhas, and declared that you had come to give a message for making Sindh an independent Province;
xvi. That on 4.8.1 972 at Sanghar you addressed a public meeting and urged upon the President of Pakistan to join hands with Indira Gandhi and move the United Nations to expatriate all the Muhajirs from Pakistan to Bharat because the Urdu-speaking people intended to reduce the Sindhis into a minority;
xvii. That on 4.8.1972 at about 6.30 p.m. while addressing a meeting at Nawabshah you had alleged that the Urdu-speaking people who are refugees, had entered into a conspiracy to bring a fascist rule in Pakistan and you accused late Khan Liaquat Ali Khan of conspiring with the refugees to turn Sindh into U.P;
xviii. That on the same date and time mentioned above while addressing a meeting at Nawabshah, you made false provocation and baseless statement by saying that the Muhajirs had brutally killed old Sindhis, took out their eyes, put acid in their eyes and torn their stomachs and brains and cut their tongues and that the Sindhis should riot bear such humiliations and should reply in the same manner. You also instigated the participants of the said meeting to collect arms and be prepared for the Sindhi-Muhajir fight which according to you, was to take place between I 4th and 1 5th August, 1 972.
2. That your above-mentioned speeches and false press statements were prejudicial acts whereby you intended or you were likely: -
a. To render the armed forces of Pakistan incapable of efficiently performing their duties;
b. To bring into hatred or contempt or excite disaffection towards the Government established by law in Pakistan, particularly in the Province of Sindh;
c. To promote feelings of enmity and hatred between different classes of citizens, particularly the old and new Sindhis;
d. To cause fear or alarm to public and to different sections of the public in Sindh;
e. To instigate or incite directly the commission of offences under the Arms Act 1878 and the Explosives Act 1984.
These speeches, statements and actions, as aforesaid, are, in the opinion of the Government of Sindh, prejudicial to the maintenance of peaceful conditions in the Province of Sindh and the security of Pakistan.
 
(SALIM ABBAS JILANI)
T.Pk., CSP.,
Secretary to Government of Sindh,
Home Department
 
 
No. 8207
GOVERNMENT OF SINDH
HOME DEPARTMENT
KARACHI, dated the 18th, Aug.
1972
 
CORRIGENDUM
Ref:- Memorandum of Grounds in respect of Mr. G.M. Syed.
In para (x) at page 2 of the above Memorandum of Grounds, please read:
"LOCUSTS"
in place of the word "Wolves" occurring in the third line of this para.
(SALIM ABBAS JILANI) T.Pk., CSP.,
Secretary to Government of Sindh,
Home Department

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