MIRPURKHAS: The 74th martyrdom anniversary of founder of anti-British rule, Hur Movement, Sooriah Badshah Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi was observed on Monday. Pir Syed Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi popularly known as Sooriah Badshah was a brave freedom fighter who sacrificed his life for the independence of his motherland. During British rule according to voice of Sureh by Lutaf Mangrio and Nadeem Wagan, Pir Pagaro declared his community “Hur” free from British slavery. The British tried to crush the uprising and that resulted in an armed resistance by the Hurs. Ultimately the British passed the Hurs Act, where the entire Hur community was declared criminals and were ordered to be shot on sight. The Hurs continued their struggle even after the hanging of Pir Sahib, right up to the time of Pakistan’s independence. Pir Pagaro Syed Sibghatullah Shah II was hanged on 20 March 1943 and the British left the South Asia four years later on 14 August 1947. After the end of British rule, Pir Pagaro’s two sons, who were in British custody in England, were released and came back to lead their community. Sindh was a province in the newly independent Pakistan. The sons of Sibghatullah Shah Shaheed, Pir Syed Nasir Shah and Pir Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II were brought to Pakistan in December 1951 after long negotiations.