February 10, 2013
A peaceful protest rally is being organized by the Baloch community in North America in front of the White House to draw the attention of the Obama Administration towards the ongoing military operations, human right violations, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, disappearances and genocide in Balochistan.
The Obama Administration must also take note of the brazen and unmindful exploitation of Baloch resources by Pakistan and Iran to fill their coffers and strengthen their might and unleash a reign of terror on the poor Baloch people, with the help of China.
Balochistan is going through the most critical time in its history. The Pakistani aggression is at its peak. The occupying forces of Pakistan have recently intensified their military operations in Balochistan. Target killings, arrests,kidnappings and raids on Baloch houses have increased manifold. Ironically, they are doing it in the name of responding to the sectarian killings orchestrated by jihadi/sectarian groups transplanted in Balochistan to spread Islamic radicalism as a counter to Baloch nationalism!! Over the past two years hundreds of bodies of "Baloch missing persons" detained without charge by Pakistan security forces have been found across Balochistan.
The Baloch people have now come together to resist the Pakistani attempts to crush their will, aspirations and resolve to 'free' their homeland from illegal occupation by Pakistan. We want to re-emphasize the point that Balochistan is an independent sovereign state, under illegal occupation by the Pakistan army since 1948.
Moreover, Pakistan has no right to make any deal against the Baloch wishes because it is their land. Only Baloch people must be allowed to exercise such right.
We stage this protest to demand that the Obama Administration must intervene to save innocent Baloch people from being butchered by Pakistan forces and to ensure that China does not use Baloch land to strengthen itself and use its might against the larger interests of the international community. A free and independent Balochistan would rather welcome US control of Gwadar port in case the US helps the Baloch in their struggle for independence. The US has championed the values of freedom and dignity all throughout history and its support for the Baloch struggle will reinforce its commitment to these eternal values once again.
We strongly believe that a FREE, United, Democratic and Independent Balochistan is the answer to all the problems that the US and the world community is facing today, especially in light of the threats emanating from the extended region of Middle East and South Asia. It will not only protect the US interests in the region, but will also help to secure the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian threats, help stabilize Afghanistan by eliminating and eradicating terrorists safe heavens in Balochistan (provided to Taliban and Al-Qaida by the Pakistan's army) and it will help build peace and stability in the entire region spanning from the Mediterranean to the Bay of Bengal and beyond.
Pakistan is a terrorist State and should be declared as such. It has misused the billions dollars of aid provided to it by the USA and built nuclear weapons, instead of feeding its hungry people. American aid has strengthened its military power with which it has massacred the Baloch people— the natural friends of the US. It has also used the US aid to train, equip and enable Taliban and Al-Qaida as Pakistan's strategic assets, who have killed many American and NATO forces in Afghanistan. It is well known now that Pakistan military and its ISI were involved in the US embassy attack in Kabul and not to mention they hid our most wanted enemy, Mr. Bin Laden next to their military academy not very far off from Islamabad. The US should tie its aid to stopping genocide against the Baloch people, scraping of nuclear weapons, and withdrawing its support from Islamic extremists and terrorists.
In order to defeat the Islamic Extremism and Terrorism in Pakistan, and counter the strategies of countries like China and Iran in the region, the US, instead of sending billions of dollars to Pakistan, should extend a helping hand to the secular Baloch people, in Balochistan, in their struggle for freedom and justice, who are the best friends for the US in the region against the Islamic extremists and terrorists.
We invite all the peace and freedom loving people in the US to come and join us and show their support to the oppressed Baloch people in their quest for freedom and justice against the Illegal occupation of their land and the genocidal policies of Pakistan and Iran, and Chinese involvement in Balochistan.
WHAT: A Protest Rally to draw the attention of Obama Administration against the Genocidal Policies of Pakistan and Iran, increased Chinese involvement in Balochistan and Pakistani misuse of American aid to conduct genocide in Balochistan.
WHEN: March 6th, 2013 TIME: 12:00PM to 3:00PM
WHERE: In front of the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, (South West corner of Lafayette Park) Washington, DC. 20500
Recently, Pakistan sold Balochistan's strategic Gwadar port to China bypassing the Baloch will and mandate. We strongly condemn and oppose this unilateral decision to bring in China. China must leave Balochistan immediately. Its presence in a strategic place like Gwadar does not bode well for the region and the world, given the Chinese ambition to be a world power and dominate the politics of the region. Balochistan does not want to be a theater of super-power rivalry and politics.
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Nearest Transit Station:
Farragut West Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
Farragut North Metro Station (Red)
Mcpherson Sq Metro Station (Blue, Orange)
For more info, please contact: Dr. Wahid Baloch
Tel: (202) 349-1682
Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA) and Balochistan National Congress (BNC), Washington, D.C. 20036
Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA)
1629 K Street NW, Suit 300
Washington D.C., 20036
Tel: (202) 349-1682
Fax: (202) 331-3759
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