Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sindhi State in India

In the democracy political powers are considered as one of the most effective tool for the enrichment and progress of the community and nobody in the world will dare to deny that in India Sindhi community is most neglected community on the political fronts and doest have appropriate share in the political stream of the country.
There are several reasons like the very thin and scattered Sindhi population at all cities from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, less political active attitude of Sindhis, who are considered as most progressive business community, etc.
In the pre independence era Sindh, though smallest but still it was the separate state for the Sindhi community. In the 1947 country went under the partition and like other Hindus, Sindhis were also forced to migrate to India, this has resulted in decrease in Sindhi population of Sindh, which become part of Pakistan and lost its status of being the Sindhi State.
During the post independence era slowly but gradually Sindh doesn’t remained a sindhi state in Pakistan and In India as the migrated sindhis were resettled through out the country hence sindhi community become state less and with almost nil political powers. In the world probably Sindhi community is the only human community without any political powers or state at any part of the world.
As the migrated sindhis were focusing on the regaining the economic safeguard hence nobody bothered for the political powers, we can say that for the sindhi community from 1947 to till the end of 1990, was the period of struggle for the survival on the economic fronts, thanks God, sindhi community not only came out as the winner from this struggle but also become one among the topmost economic communities of the India. Here we have to keep this fact in mind that Sindhi population in India is hardly 2 to 3% of the total population of the country.
Since the last two decades Sindhi community has started to realize that in the country they are being ignored just because democracy is the number game and at majority of Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha constituencies Sindhi population has very less effect on the final result of the elections.
Sindhi community also realized that in the country they are among the top five communities as for as contribution towards the country’s G.D.P. is concerned, as there is no separate state for the Sindhi community, hence even being recognized, Sindhi language has not flourished like other language just because insufficient economic support from the government. This has created a kind of unrest among the community and voices of separate Sindhi state started to become louder and louder.
Is the demand of separate Sindhi state is logical and Practical?
For a successful and effective democracy this is most essential that all the communities must have equal and appropriate representation unfortunately in India, Sindhi community due to scattered population is not getting proper representation in the political arena and thus the demand of separate Sindhi state become stronger and stronger.
Now the question of million dollars, which geographical region of India will constitute this new Sindhi state? Off course a few states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi are with higher concentration of Sindhi population and it is quite possible that Sindhi state can come in existence at central India, but the question is that whether this is practical and will work in true sense in providing a separate state to Sindhi community?
I have very serious doubts about this, as Sindhi community is known for the business skills and since the 1947 have successful business establishments in all corners of the country hence this is quite possible that most of them opt to stay and continue their business activities at present city, which means in the newly formed separate Sindhi state sindhi community will be in minority as for as population is concerned and Sindhi community will remain without political powers like the present status.
Hence I don’t think that demand of separate Sindhi state stands correct on the logical and practical grounds as even after getting separate Sindhi state, Sindhi community will remain powerless on the political grounds.
Sindhi Community and appropriate political powers
This is the fact that in India, Sindhi community is the only community which leads on the economic fronts but on the political power fronts is miles and miles behind even those are considered as the economic backward class. The question is how and when Sindhi community in India will get appropriate representation in democratic set up of country? When the Sindhi community is going to get due share in the political arena of the country?
In my views there are few suggestions which if considered seriously by the politicians of country and demanded very strongly by the Sindhi leaders, it is quite possible that in very near future Sindhi community in India might get its due share in political arena of the country.
In the metros like Mumbai and Delhi one Lok Sabha seat should be reserved for the Sindhi community, there are a few cities like Ulhasnagar, Indore, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Surat etc where Sindhi population is more concentrated Lok Sabha seats from these 10-15 cities should also be reserved for Sindhi community, this will mean that in every Lok Sabha Sindhi community will have 10 to 15 representative which will be in accordance of Sindhi population (2 to 3%) in the country.
Similarly for the state assembly’s cities with higher Sindhi population can be kept reserved for the Vidhan Sabha elections, for instant out of five Vidhan Sabha Seats around the Ulhasnagar in Maharashtra 3 can be kept reserved for Sindhi Community. There should be provision of reserving seats at local bodies at city and village level also.
It should be made compulsory for all the political parties that they should have a minimum of 1% of their total Rajya Sabha and Vidhan Parishad representative belonging to Sindhi community.

2 comments:

Annonymous said...

Good one

Annonymous said...

Good one