Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Destruction and Violation of International Law in the Ancient Capital of Sindh By : Advocate Veerji Kohli and Zemira Eli Natan


Advocate Veerji Kohli
UC Chairman Behrano, Nagarparkar. 
International Director 
International Unity For Freedom and Equality
Sindh, Pakistan
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Bulldozing of Aror Ancient Capital of Sindh
Video Courtesy of Advocate Veerji Kohli
"A civilization Aror bulldozed by A landlord... Everybody silent...
Aror is medieval name of city of Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan. was the ancient capital of Sindh...

Serious violations of International Law and the Universal declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations have occurred by bulldozing ancient historical sites of indigenous people.
Article 5
Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their
distinct political, legal, economic, social and cultural institutions,
while retaining their right to participate fully, if they so choose, in
the political, economic, social and cultural life of the State.
Article 6
Every indigenous individual has the right to a nationality.
Article 7
1. Indigenous individuals have the rights to life, physical and mental
integrity, liberty and security of person.
2. Indigenous peoples have the collective right to live in freedom,
peace and security as distinct peoples and shall not be subjected to
any act of genocide or any other act of violence, including forcibly
removing children of the group to another group.
Article 8
1. Indigenous peoples and individuals have the right not to be
subjected to forced assimilation or destruction of their culture.
2. States shall provide effective mechanisms for prevention of, and
redress for:
(a) Any action which has the aim or effect of depriving them
of their integrity as distinct peoples, or of their cultural values
or ethnic identities;
(b) Any action which has the aim or effect of dispossessing
them of their lands, territories or resources;
(c) Any form of forced population transfer which has the aim
or effect of violating or undermining any of their rights;
(d) Any form of forced assimilation or integration;
(e) Any form of propaganda designed to promote or incite
racial or ethnic discrimination directed against them.
It is Serious violations of International Law and the Universal declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations have occurred by bulldozing ancient historical sites of indigenous people."

====Advocate Veerji Kohli====



The Ancient Capital of Sindh, Aror
Bulldozed to the Ground

Date: 2 December 2015

Photo Courtesy of Advocate Veerji Kolhi



Zemira Eli Natan
Executive Director
International Unity for Freedom and Equality


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The quantity of Human Rights violations that have occurred with the destruction of this ancient Holy capital of ancient Sindh cannot be accepted by the international community.  It is a serious violation of the rights of indigenous peoples according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.  This incident will not remain ignored.  We demand justice for the entire Hindu communities of Sindh for the needless destruction of this sacred ancient capital.  Below is the history of this land and is recorded even in Muslim Chronicles so it cannot go unnoticed!


Aror, the ancient capital of Sindh was the centre of trade and commerce in Ancient India.  Sindhi, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu were spoken here. People followed the religions of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam in Aror. The name of the Holy city of Aror was derived from a place named Aror which was once the ancient capital of Sindh. It was ruled by King Dahir. In 711 C.E. Muhammad bin Qasim ruled the city and moved the capital to Mansur in the 10th century as a result of a massive earthquake.  We know the history according to the Muslim Chronicles.   The Aroras originated from Aror. They were the Kshatriya of Aror.  

The Kshatriyas were members of the second of the four great Hindu castes, the military caste. The traditional function of the Kshatriyas is to protect society by fighting in wartime and governing in peacetime.  During the time of Maharaja Ranjit Singh the Aroras were settled in Amritsar.  In 711 CE the Arabs invaded Sindh led by 17 year old Muhammad bib Qasim and Sukkhur and all of Sindh and lower Punjab. became part of the Umayyad Caliphate.


According to Bhim Singh Dahiya, Aror was the capital of the Rai Dynasty.  Rai means "king."

Rai Diwaij was a powerful chief who whose rule extended up to Kashmir and Kannauj kingdoms in the East, Makran and the Arabian Sea in the West, Saurashtra in the South and Kandhan and Seistan and the hills of Sulaiman in the North.  He formed alliances with most of the rulers of India.  Raj Diwaij's son was Rai Siharas and his son was Rai Sahasi.  These were kings of the Rai Dynasty.  The Rai Dynasty ruled over Sindh for nearly 202 years.  Rai Sahiras II was the second last ruler of the Rai Dynasty and patronized Hinduism as well as Buddhism around 610 C.E.

"The rulers of the Rai Dynasty patronized both the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism.  This is evidenced by the ruins and the description of that era in the Muslim Chronicles.  Rai Dynasty emporers established a Temple of Shiva located in Sukkhur close to their capital of Aror on the banks of the Indus River."


----Anupama Verma----



Ancient Remains of Aror
Photo Courtesy of Advocate Veerji Kohli

Ancient Remains of Aror
Photo Courtesy of Advocate Veerji Kohli

Photo Courtesy of Advocate Veerji Kohli

Bulldozing of Ancient Capital of Sindh
Date:  2 December 2015
Photo Courtesy of Advocate Veerji Kohli




Advocate Veerji Kohli
UC Chairman Behrano, Nagarparkar
International Director
International Unity for Freedom and Equality
Sindh, Pakistan

Zemira Eli Natan 
Executive Director 
International Unity for Freedom and Equality