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The 26th International Conference on Sindh
November 1, 2014 @ 2:00 am - 2:00 pm
26th International Conference on Sindh in London to be held on November 1, 2014
World Sindhi Congress (WSC) in a press statement announced its 26th International Conference on Sindh. The conference will be held in London on 1st November 2014. The title of the conference is “Indigenous Sindhi Identity in Fundamentalist Polity of Pakistan and Regional Peace.”
The conference will focus on how Pakistan’s narrow religious nationalism fixated policies are creating security challenges inside and outside its borders. Inside the borders, the Sindhi Nation – the second largest of the four nations now part of Pakistan, is the biggest victim of Pakistani’s fundamentalist policies. Outside its borders, Pakistan’s policies are confrontational to its neighbours i.e. Afghanistan, India and Iran and are creating a permanent war like situation and fostering the militarization of the region. Conference’s another focus will be to understand the actors and factors responsible for the recent extraordinary surge in religious extremism in Pakistan and will explore its detrimental impact on regional peace and prosperity.
Sindhi Self-determination movement can play an important role in promoting regional peace, security and prosperity by neutralizing the spread of religious fundamentalism and anti-democratic political forces in the region. The role of the Sindhi people could be pivotal as Sindh not only sits at one of the most important geopolitical locations in the region, offering strategic advantage in the Middle East and Central Asia, but is rich in natural resources.
WSC is inviting academics, human rights practitioners, political and social analysts and policy makers from inside and outside Sindh to submit conference papers and presentations to this annual event. Submitted proposals must contain proposed title, abstract and brief relevant bio of the author(s). All proposals must be sent via email to WorldSindhiCongress@gmail.com before August 15th 2014.