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Monday 28 November 2022

Stop the Cutting of the Karoonjhar Mountains


In Nagarpar, Tharparkar, Sindh, a rally of thousands of protesters, including a sizable number of women, children, and older persons, was staged to call for an end to the cutting of the Karoonjhar mountains. District (Mithi) Tharparkar's Awami Tahreek coordinated the protest walk. Protesters asserted that the Karoonjhar mountain range had importance for anthropology, ecology, and spirituality. It is a popular tourist destination that draws millions of tourists each year rather than just hundreds of thousands. They said that the chopping of mountains was the fault of the Sindh Government, which has been led by the Pakistan People's Party since 2008. 

Before the event, thousands of people visited Rooplo Kolhi's memorial, where they reinstalled memorial tablet the was removed by some persons belonging governing party. After installatoin the candles were lit in his honour. 

A commander of the Koli troops, Rooplo Kolhi was in rebellion with two other commanders under Rana Karan Singh of Nagarparkar. More than 8,000 fighters from the Kolhi tribe rebelled under Kolhi's command. In the Karoonjhar Mountains, the rebel force led by Rooplo had already repeatedly routed Col. George Tyrwhitt's army. Tyrwhitt brought his exhausted cavalry back to his army base camp in Mirpurkhas following each engagement. The Kolhi used guerilla warfare techniques to kill many of his British soldiers during his second invasion on the Parkar district of Sindh. While his troops were gathering water from the Pag Wool well, other commanders were assassinated, and Rooplo Kolhi was later detained nearby. Rooplo Kolhi was brought before Colonel Tyrwhitt, who made a generous offer in exchange for him seeking forgiveness, becoming a vassal, and disclosing the location of Karan Singh and his associates' hiding place. Kolhi refused and refused to comply with Colonel Tyrwhitt's terms. In front of the community, his fingers were burned while being wrapped in cotton and covered in oil. He heroically endured every torment. On August 22, 1858, he was hanged along the Gardharo stream near the Nagarparkar and Karoonjher Mountains.

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