January 22, 2013

BALOCHISTAN: Sectarian killings in Pakistan have taken an ugly turn.

Pakistan army has strategically designed and fueled the sectarian crisis in Balochistan to divert attention from the core issue of an independent Baloch nation.

 
On January 10, 2013, Sunni militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi carried out serial blasts in Shi'ite Hazara dominated areas in Balochistan's Quetta city and killed 115 people.
 
The victims' family members – men, women and children protested with the bodies of those killed in the blasts demanding an end to the genocide.
 
Four days later they buried the dead after the Pakistan People's party-led federal government dismissed its own provincial government.
 
However, Shias in Pakistan are angry and have no faith in the government.
" What did they (the authorities) do in the past five years that they will do now in two months? If they have any courage, they should provide protection to our people. They (the dead) did not commit a sin. Why have these innocent people been punished?  Our demands are that all terrorists -- the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi -- who have accepted responsibility for the blast- should be punished." said a Mourner KALSOOM BILQUEES
  
Shias form 20 per cent of Pakistan's population of 180 million and have regularly been attacked with impunity by the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which has links to Tehrik-e-Taliban.
 
However, there is widespread skepticism about the decision of dismissing the provincial government having any impact on sectarian violence as it is widely perceived that those targeting the community are proxies of the security agencies.
 
" This we had predicted for the last month, as they want to pin most of the violations committed, all these mutilated bodies and everything, on the People's Party government. This was the military's plan. Therefore, we believe now whenever the elections will come, whoever gets selected, probably their own puppets will come and they will apologize to the Baloch nation that 'Sorry it wasn't us. See last time the People's Party was Bhutto and look the massacre happened. And this time the People's Party came and all this genocide happened in Balochistan'. A fresh President and Prime Minister will be elected and will feel sorry and apologize, so it's a strategy of the military. " said Mehran Baloch 
 
President's Rule in Balochistan grants policing power to the Frontier Corp, which has been held responsible for many of the enforced disappearances of Baloch people.
 
Pakistan army has strategically designed and fueled the sectarian crisis in Balochistan to divert attention from the core issue of an independent Baloch nation.
 
But, Pakistan's tactics in Balochistan have been exposed.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why dont you understand, Lashkar e Jhangvi and other banned outfits are not Sunnis they are neither shias nor sunnis but they are using the banner of Ahl e Sunnat Wal jamaat after facing the ban on their parties.

Try to understand and show them unity that they will learn the lesson.