The founder and leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Mr. Altaf Hussain said that he had been striving for the peasants, farmers and other poor Sindhis to get them freed from the clinches of feudal and land lords of Sindh.
Addressing to a gathering at Hyderabad Zonal office, Mr. Hussain said that he started his struggle against injustice and discrimination with Mohajirs but soon realised that the entire country suffered in the same situation. He said that he found that only those who had wealth; would get respect and justice in the prevailing society and poor were being treated as second-class citizens.
He said that he reached at a point that Mohajirs, Sindhis, Punjabis, Pashtuns, Baloch, Saraiki, Kashmiri and Hazarewal did have the same issues. He said that neither civilised society nor any religion could allow to judge reverence of a man over his wealth. Any society having racial differentiation, injustice and inequality could not be called an equal society.
Mr. Hussain said that to provide justice and equality to the discriminated people of the entire country, he emerged Mohajir Quami Movement into Muttahida Quami Movement. He said that MQM not just raised the slogans for the rights of poor but also brought poor and middle-class people into the Parliaments.