Muttahida Qaumi Movement has initiated an indefinite hunger strike until death on the atrocities committed by Law Enforcement authorities under the garb of a an operation. MQM's workers are randomly being arrested, tortured and charged with cooked up cases. More than 5500 leaders and workers have been arrested out of which 1200 are facing trial of the cases, while the rest were let go after 90 days detention and severe torture. There are 62 workers who were extra-judicially killed under custody and 134 still missing since the operation started in 2013
The hunger strike camp is attended by members of Rabta Committee, CEC, Parliamentarians and along with a large number of workers.
MQM has been raising its concerns against the injustices committed on its members at the Senate, National and provincial assemblies which had mainly been legal, constitutional and pertaining to human rights violations. Federal Government had committed to form a Grievance Redressal Committee which was to address the concerns arising from the operation in Karachi which has become controversial.
As neither the Federal or the Provincial Government and the judiciary have addressed the issue, MQM has decided to hold an indefinite hunger strike as the first phase of protests as per the demand of MQM's mandate. MQM is exploring additional peaceful means of protest which shall be in place soonest.