July 16, 2012

BALOCH FREEDOM MOVEMENT GAINS MOMENTUM


Despite all odds, the movement to regain Baloch sovereignty is gaining momentum.In Kabul, the Council of Baloch Elders of Afghanistan expressed grave concern about human rights violations in Balochistan.
 
In a seminar held on July 5, 2012, they called for urgent measures to stop the genocide of Baloch people.Prof. Naela Quadri Baloch, the president of World Baloch Women's Forum, called for the formation of an independent Baloch nation.
 
" What is the basic demand of Baloch people there, they need freedom because they live as a sovereign, independent Baloch country before British. And the country of Balochistan was divided in three parts." PROF. NAELA QAUDRI BALOCH, BALOCH ACTIVIST 
 
The "pick, kill and dump" tactics of the Frontier Corps (FC) and the ISI in Balochistan was raised seriously by the participants.
 
In an estimate, over 14,000 people, including the political leaders, social activists and journalists, are missing and hundreds of their bullet-riddled bodies have been recovered from parts of Balochistan.
 
"The time has been reached that the world freedom and humanitarian forces include ISI in their black list. This commission has been founded to know about the missing politicians of Balochistan, and this commission had started activities about the facts, but was confronted with a negative reaction by the military and intelligence of Pakistan. On April 3, 2009, the chairman of Baloch National Movement (BNM), Mir Ghulam Mohmmad Baloch, a BNM member, Mir Lala Munir Baloch and Baloch Republican Party member, Sher Mohmmad Baloch, were kidnapped and their bodies were thrown down from choppers." SATAR PURDILI BALOCH COUNCIL MEMBER, AFGHANISTAN 
 
Since 1948, Pakistan continues to impose its rule over Balochistan.However, in the last decade, the Baloch National movement has gained impetus.Be it tribal chiefs or educated middle-class youth, all are demanding absolute independence for Balochistan.
 
"By God's grace, our future will be bright. Balochistan will regain its independence. This is our wish and we are working in for the same. We want to see the sign of an independence nation on Balochistan's flag.  " FAIZ BALOCH YOUTH LEADER

 
The resource-rich Balochistan is facing issues like illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and food scarcity.Pakistan hardly cares about fulfilling these basic needs. Rather, it indulges in human rights violations.Peace will prevail in Balochistan if independence is regained.

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