People of the Pashtun community are being persecuted relentlessly by the Government of Pakistan and its Army for the last several decades. But now they (people of the Pashtun community) have intensified their voice over their identity, said Indresh Kumar, National Patron of FANS (Forum for Awareness of National Security) and All India Executive Board member Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
He was addressing an international webinar on “Identity Crisis of Waziristan” (Pashtun Tehfuz Movement) organized by FANS on Sunday. The webinar was addressed by several international and national speakers.
Speaking on the occasion Indresh said, people of this community are now ready for sacrifice under the Pashtun Tehfuz Movement (PTM). “Now this movement is gaining momentum in the entire border region,” he added.
Notably, this movement advocated for the rights of ethnic Pashtuns affected by the Pakistani government and its army, was formed in 2016 by a group of eight university students in the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan. All eight hailed from the neighbouring district of South Waziristan.