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Congressman David Schweikert Honors the Long Walk for Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar. 13, 2021 — The commencement of the Sindhi Foundation’s Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love is quickly approaching. The collective effort is hopeful that the upcoming walk will give a voice to the voiceless as the Sindhi Foundation builds strong bridges of communication throughout the world.

The Sindhi Foundation would not be able to organize the Long Walk without the support of influential public figures such as Congressman David Schweikert, who has expressed his encouragement for the Long Walk participants.

In his video message, Congressman Schweikert mentions his friendship with the Sindhi Foundation’s Chairman, Dr. Maqbool Halepota. Their friendship symbolizes the bridges across personal backgrounds and cultures and demonstrates the key values behind the Long Walk: unity, love, support, and understanding.

Congressman Schweikert announces in his statement:

“I want you to know, we are proud of those who are doing the walk. The mission you are trying to carry out is really important.”

Schweikert goes on to discuss the persecution of religious minority groups, occurring in Sindh and around the world. His recognition of this issue is very significant; the Sindhi Foundation promotes freedom through its Long Walk for Freedom, Nature, and Love. In Sindh and other places around the globe, religious minorities are lacking the basic freedom to practice their religious traditions and express themselves freely. Communities are being torn apart; this is why we must all stand together and use our voices to make a difference.

With regards to religious persecution in Sindh, religious minorities are being abducted and forced to convert to Islam. Many of these victims are women and young girls, who are being forced into marriage. Representative Schweikert raises his voice against these atrocities, spreading a message of acceptance and freedom.

Representative Schweikert ends his message with words of encouragement towards the Long Walk participants:

“This story needs to be told through the world. So, thank you for what you're doing.”

Through this strong collective effort, the Sindhi Foundation and its partners are hopeful that this march will give a voice to the otherwise voiceless, and provide a platform for victims of widespread human rights abuses—in Sindh, Pakistan and throughout the world—who for too long have suffered unheard.

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