September 05, 2013

Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun nationalists protest in front of the White House




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WASHINGTON, D.C - The members  of the Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun community in United States held a protest rally in front of the White House to draw the attention of President Obama to the ongoing Pakistani military operation, human right violations, arbitrary arrests, extra-judicial killings, disappearances and genocide in Balochistan, Sindh and Pakhtunistan.

The protest rally was organized by Dr. Wahid Baloch, the President of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA).
 Arshad Umrani, from Balochistan Strategic Forum and President of BNC - Chicago Chapter, came all the way from Chicago to attend the rally.
Ghulam Nabi Unar, President of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) also came along with his Sindhi friends from New York to join the rally.
A prominent Sindhi human right activist and journalist Khalid Hashmani also joined the protest to show his support.
Andrew Eiva, who is working with Sudanese resistance forces in Sudan came with Sudanese community members along with several other American friends to join the rally.


The participants were chanting slogans;

PAKISTAN: STOP the human Right Violations in BalochistanPAKISTAN: STOP the human Right Violations in SindhPAKISTAN: STOP the human Right Violations in PaktunistanPAKISTAN: STOP Killing in BalochistanPAKISTAN: STOP Killing in SindhPAKISTAN: STOP Killing in PakhtunistanPAKISTAN: STOP "Kill and Dump" in BalochistanPAKISTAN: STOP Disappearances in BalochistanPAKISTAN: STOP Disappearances in SindhPAKISTAN: STOP Disappearances in PakhtunistanPAKISTAN: STOP Genocide in BalochistanPAKISTAN: STOP Genocide in SindhPAKISTAN: STOP military Operation in BalochistanOBAMA: STOP Funding Terrorist PakistanOBAMA: We want intervention in BalochistanOBAMA: We want FreedomFREE FREE BalochistanFREE FREE SindhFREE FREE PakhtunistanChina:  Hands OFF Balochistan


Speaking to the rally, Dr. Wahid Baloch, the organizer and President of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA) said that the Pakistani and Iranian occupying forces have intensified their military aggression and Baloch genocide in Balochistan. Target killings, arrests, kidnappings and raids on Baloch houses have increased manifold and he asked president Obama to intervene in Balochistan without any further delay.
He said, Balochistan is burning and Baloch citizens are being kidnapped and target killed every day by Pakistani  occupying forces.
"Balochistan has been turned into the killing field and the Baloch peoples are living under siege, in fear and in hopelessness in their own homeland, Balochistan", he said.

"How long this has to continue and go on Mr. President?", he asked President Obama.
He applaud President Obama for taking a bold stand on Syrian crisis to physically intervene in Syria, but also demanded the same intervention in Balochistan to save the lives of Baloch citizens.

"Mr. President, As we all are worry about the syrian crisis and are getting ready to physically intervene in Syria to rescue the syrian citizens from being slaughtered and gassed by Baishar-Al-Asad regime, a smilier situation exists and is going on in Pakistani and Iranian occupied Balochistan, where Baloch citizens are being extrajudicially killed by Pakistan and Iranian terrorist armies everyday and which deserve equal attention and international intervention", he said.
He said, Balochistan was never a part of Pakistan but an Independent sovereign state and was illegally occupied, divided and forcefully annexed into Pakistan against the will and consent of Baloch people.


He said, both Pakistan and Iran are in violation of International law for occupying Balochisnan illegally against the will and consent of the Baloch citizens.
He said, Balochistan, the land of 16 millions worldwide Balochs, despite being rich in natural resources has been kept by the occupying forces poor and extremely backward. There are no roads or any other infrastructures of modern conveniences and the Baloch people live below the poverty line.
"The Balochs despite being weak with no international support are bravely fighting the occupying Pakistani and Iranian forces against all odds and have demonstrated their resolve to free their homeland from the occupying Pakistani and Iranian forces', he said.
He asked president Obama to direct State Department and CIA to reach out to the Baloch freedom fighters and help them in their fight for freedom and justice.
"Mr. President, We strongly believe that a FREE, United, Democratic and Independent Balochistan is the answer of all the problem that the US and the world community are facing in the region. 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 stabilizes Afghanistan by eliminating and eradicating Al-Qaida and Taliban terrorist safe heavens in Balochistan, provided to them by Pakistan army", he said.
"If US can intervene in Libya, Sudan and Syria, why not in Balochistan?",  he asked President Obama.

Here is the full text of his speech:

Dr. Wahid Baloch's speech at the Washington, D.C Rally on Sept 4, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today we have gathered here in front of the most powerful house in the world, the White House to draw the attention of President Obama to the ongoing Pakistani military aggression, human right violations, arbitrary arrests, extra‐judicial killings, disappearances, and Genocide in Occupied Balochistan.

Mr. President, Here we are again knocking at your door for help. Today, Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun people have come to your doorstep asking for your help.
Mr. President, As we all are worry about the syrian crisis and are getting ready to physically intervene in Syria to rescue the syrian citizens from being slaughtered and gassed by Baishar-Al-Asad regime, a smilier situation exists and is going on in Pakistani and Iranian Balochistan, where Baloch citizens are being extrajudicially killed by Pakistan's terrorist army everyday and which deserve equal attention and international intervention.

Mr. President, Balochistan is burning. Baloch citizens are being kidnapped and target killed every day by Pakistani and Iranian occupying forces. Balochistan has been turned into the killing fields and Baloch people are living under siege in fear and in hopelessness in their own homeland Balochistan.
How long this has to go on Mr. President?

Mr. President, certain facts are to be told here. Balochistan was never a part of Pakistan but an Independent sovereign state and was illegally occupied, divided and forcefully annexed into Pakistan against the will and consent of Baloch citizens.

Mr. President, Both Pakistan is in violation of International law for occupying Balochisnan illegally against the will and consent of the Baloch citizens.
Mr. President, Ever since the illegal occupation of Balochistan, the Baloch people are fighting Pakistan to regain their freedom. Thousands Baloch citizens have died in this un-ending and unresolved conflict and several hundred thousands are living as IDPs with no food, water and shelter.
Mr. President, The Baloch freedom fighters, despite being weak with no international support are bravely fighting the occupying Pakistani forces against all odds and have demonstrated their resolve to free their homeland from the occupying Pakistani forces.

Mr. President, The situation in Balochistan is getting worse everyday. There passes not a single day when a Baloch political activist is not being murdered or kidnapped by the Pakistan's terrorist army. Target killings, arrests, kidnappings and raids on Baloch, political activist's houses have increased manifold.
Mr. President, Balochistan calls for International intervention. The International intervention is long over due in Balochistan and it must be carried out without any further delays to save the lives of Baloch citizens in their own homeland, Balochistan.

Mr. President, Balochistan, the land of 16 millions worldwide Balochs, despite being rich in natural resources has been kept by the occupying forces poor and extremely backward. There are no roads or any other infrastructures of modern conveniences and the Baloch people live below the poverty line.
The Baloch people, who are secular, moderate and pro-democratic, share nothing with extremist Pakistan. Our language, culture and secular traditions are completely different from that of these terrorists and extremists.

Mr. President, Pakistan in violation of International law by occupying Balochistan illegally against the will and consent of Baloch citizens.
Mr. President, All occupying foreign Pakistani forces must leave Balochistan and Balochistan’s status as an independent sovereign state must be restored according to the international laws. Baloch citizens must be allowed to exercise their inalienable right to life, liberty and pursue of happiness freely and independently without any fear, intimidation or persecution.  It is unjust to force Baloch people to live with terrorists and extremists against their will.
Mr. President, We believe that a free independent democratic Balochistan is in the best interest of the larger cause of liberty, human rights, and democracy. It, will, not only help defeat the Taliban and Al-Qaida terrorists, but, will also weaken Pakistan’s and Iran’s ability to export terror and keep China off of Gwadar and Persian Gulf.

Mr. President, The United States has an obligation to protect the weak and oppressed defenseless nations around the world and Balochistan should not be excluded or exempt from this obligation. The US should not be selective when it comes to the human right violations and the violations of the UN charters and international laws. The pro-US Baloch people should not be left to stand-alone against the terrorist and extremist Jihadist armies of Pakistan and Iran.

Mr. President, Baloch are the strategic asset of United States in the region against terrorists and extremists. They must win this war. Losing this war is not an option. If Baloch lose, we will all lose to terrorists and extremists and Chinese expansion in the region.

Mr. President, 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 are facing in the region. 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 the Al-Qaida and Taliban terrorists safe heavens, provided to them by Pakistan's army. It will also help to build peace and stability in the entire region.

Mr. President, We are asking for your help. Please ask our State Department and CIA to reach out to the Baloch freedom fighters and help them in their fight for freedom and justice.

Mr. President, If we can reach out to Syrian freedom fighters why can’t we reach out to the Baloch freedom fighters in the greater interest of the larger cause of human freedom and liberty?
If US can intervene in Libya, Sudan and Syria, why not in Balochistan -- Mr. President?

Thank you Mr. President.
Dr. Wahid Baloch, President‐‐Baloch Society of North America (BSO‐NA)1629 K Street NW, Suit 300Washington D.C., 20036Tel: (202) 349‐1682Fax: (202) 331‐3759Website: www.bso‐na.org

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