Okara Pakistan: August 26, 2019. (PCP) Anjuman -e- Muzareen Punjab Pakistan (AMP) organized a public gathering in Chak No.10/4-L Distt. Okara, the Punjab. Its purpose was to celebrate the tenant Suleman Patras’s 17th death anniversary on August 24, 2019. It is commemorated every year. Sulman was shot dead in a clash between the tenants (AMP) and the law-enforcing agencies during the Peaceful protest rally organized by AMP, near Chak No. 4/4-L Okara. They fired shot people to prevent people claiming ownership rights to the land, where they have been for a century.
1- The fifteen people (men, women and new born child) already have lost their lives, including 09-01-2002: Bashir Ahmed First Martyr, Renala khurd, Okara.
2- 19-05-2002: Manzoor Theaim, Peerowal Khanewal.
3- 20-05-2002: Muhammad Tufail Cheema, Bail Gunj (AWT) Farm Pakpattan.
4- 28-05-2002: Faiz Masih, Peerowal Khanewal.
5- 03-06-2002: Sadda Mai, Peerowal Khanewal.
6- 24-06-2002: The Rangers stopped a woman in her labour-pains at a picket point baby was delivered and died. Renala khurd, Okara.
7- 24-08-2002: Suleman Patras, Military Farm Okara.
8- 11-05-2003: Ameer Ali, Military Farm Okara.
9- 29-06-2006: Zafar Iqbal, Bail Gunj (AWT) Farm Pakpattan.
10- 06-04-2009: Muhammad Rahim, Kulyana Estate, Okara.
11- 06-04-2009: Muhammad Abbas, Kulyana Estate, Okara.
12- 06-04-2009: Muhammad Ameer, Kulyana Estate, Okara.
13- 05-07-2014: Noor Muhammad Kamboh, (AWT) Farm Okara.
14- 05-07-2014: Hassan Waduwana, (AWT) Farm Okara.
15- 12-01-2019: Muhammad Mamshad Wattu Bail Gunj (AWT) Farm Pakpattan.
and others. The law-enforcing agencies stopped a woman in her labour-pains and detained where the delivery took place. The baby died and the woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition. Several tenants have been paralyzed.
Thousands of Tenant’s men and women, children were participated this occasion. They were spoke AMP slogans and song Like Malki ya Maut (Ownership or Death), Jara waway ohi Kahway.
The Chief Guest was Rev. Fr. James Bahadar (Parish Priest)
James Masih Chairman AMP Okara, Gulfam Riaz Information Secretary AMP Okara, Ulfat Dildar Finance Secretary AMP Okara, Baba Nazar Muhammad Execative member AMP, Sardar Bibi President for women AMP Okara, Younas Masih President Chak No.11/4-L AMP Okara
The various speakers re-affirming their support for the cause of the peasants and fiery speeches and songs gave encouragement and awareness to the tenants to go forward. The peasants waving red flags demonstrated their resolve to fight to the end and justify their slogan of Malki ya Maut (Ownership or Death).
At the end of the program Tenant Flag was raised on Sulman Patras Grave. Red rose petals covered the whole grave of Martyr. The fragrance of roses spread everywhere in the graveyard.