March 03, 2013

Balochs take their voice to the door step of White House.

WASHINGTON D.C: 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, strengthen their might and unleash a reign of terror on the poor Baloch people, with the help of China", said Dr. Wahid Baloch, the organizer of the rally and the President of Baloch Society of North America, a Washington D.C based Baloch human right organization, dedicated to highlight the plights of Baloch peole and human right violations in Balochistan by Pakistan and Iran.

"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", He said.
"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", he continued.
Over the past two years more than seven hundreds of bodies of "Baloch missing persons" detained without charge by Pakistan security forces have been found across Balochistan.

Balochistan, an independent sovereign state, was occupied and forcefully annexed into Pakistan by Pakistani army in 1948 against the Baloch people's will and mandate. The Baloch people are resisting the Pakistan illegal occupation of their homeland and exploitation of their natural resources from the day one and are resolve to 'free' their motherland from illegal occupation by Pakistan. 

Recently, Pakistan sold Balochistan's strategic port Gwadar 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, said Dr. Baloch. 

Moreover, Pakistan has no right to make any deal against the Baloch wishes. Only Baloch people can and should be allowed to exercise such right, he said.

We stage this protest to demand that the Obama Administration to intervene in Balochistan to save the innocent defensless 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, said Dr. Baloch.
" 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", he elabotrated.

"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", he argued.

He said, 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.
He asked the Obama Administration to tie its aid to Pakistan with stopping genocide against the Baloch people, scraping off of its nuclear weapons, and  withdrawing its support for 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 ideological friends for the US in the region against the Islamic extremists and terrorists, he demanded.
he asked  all the peace and freedom loving people in the United States to come and join the rally on March 6th, in front of the White House between 12pm to 3pm to show their support to the oppressed Baloch people in their fight for freedom and justice against the Illegal occupation of their land and the genocidal policies of Pakistan and Iran, and Chinese involvement in Balochistan.
Media Contact:
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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