Day: March 12, 2012

If Baloch sovereignty tops agenda, we can talk with Pak: Brahamdagh Bugti

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Switzerland, Mar.12 (ANI): Leader of the Balochistan Republic Party (BRP) Nawabzada Brahamdagh Bugti has called for a political solution to Balochistan, and asked Pakistan to set the agenda first.
The grandson of slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti said that the sovereignty of Balochistan must be at the top of the agenda, if talks with Pakistan were to take place.
“If they (Pakistan) want to hold talks with us, we only agree to talk about our independence. If Pakistan do not agree with this, I don’t think it is significant to move ahead, as for several years, Pakistan has made us a slave and is forcibly occupying our territory,” Bugti told ANI over phone from Switzerland.
Brahamdagh also insisted on the withdrawal of Pakistani troops from Balochistan who are guilty of committing human rights violations in the territory.
Recently, Amnesty International (AI) had criticized the Pakistan Government and called for an end to the “enforced disappearance” that target Baloch nationalists.
As per the Amnesty International report, at least 249 Baloch activists, teachers, journalists and lawyers have disappeared or have been murdered between 24 October 2010 and 10 September 2011 alone, many in so-called ‘kill and dump’ operations.
The Baloch leader, while supporting the U.S. Congress resolution said that it is necessary to have international intervention in Balochistan to end the decades-old resistance.
Bugti said: “Pakistan has been using American arms provided to them to act against the Taliban and al Qaeda.”
Strongly denying India’s intervention in Balochistan, he said: “If there was India’s interference in Balochistan; we would have gained freedom a long time back.”
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik recently claimed that Brahamdagh Bugti operated training camps in Afghanistan that were later dismantled.
However, Brahamdagh refuted the allegation, saying that the camps are of Bugti refugees.
“The refugee camps of Bugti tribe still exist in Afghanistan and the allegations by Rehman Malik were just to cover their own misdeeds.”
Bugti said that Pakistan is adopting the same policy as it did with Bangladesh before its independence in 1972.
“We are dying everyday. The mutilated bodies of missing Baloch people are found everyday. Our women and children are also being targeted, as recently my sister and 9-year-old niece were killed in Karachi. Pakistan did the same with Bangladesh before its independence,” said Bugti.
Bugti said that Baloch people are living a miserable life under Pakistan’s rule.
“The more people they kill, our struggle will gain momentum. Pakistan will not get rid of us by implementing strict laws,” said Brahamdagh, whose grandfather, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, was killed in a massive military operation in the Bhambore Hills in 2006. (ANI)


The VBMP Voice for Baloch Missing Persons rally in Karachi

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Occupied Balochistan: The VBMP [Voice for Baloch Missing Persons] rally in Karachi went through all the levels of Karachi Classes that is from urban elites to the middle class.

The peaceful rally marched from Arts Council to Press Club of Karachi to illuminate the plight of family members of those Missing Baloch Persons whose only crime was they were morally in support or they were somehow related to Baloch freedom movement, some were even just abducted & killed because they were Baloch looking.

This rally which was peaceful in every way was hugely populated by Baloch women & children, it was not the first huge mass protest of Baloch in Karachi but its definitely counted in the landmark protest of this city. The rally main chants were for the missing persons those who were kidnapped and taken forcefully without any judicial inquiries for their crimes & for those who were killed & dumped in this year and past 2 years, this ruthless policy was adopted in the year 2009 when three prominent Baloch leaders were killed and dumped in Murgap, Balochistan & it was the start of yet another Pakistani genocide against Baloch nation.

Dr Qadeer Baloch who is the leader of VBMP marched in the front with all the protestors asking for the release of the Baloch Missing persons and inquiries against those who were involved in mass killing of Baloch missing persons. “Years have passed but still we haven’t seen this civilian government to take a step against the enforced disappearance of Baloch missing persons & the biggest issue is that of the kill & dump of bodies of Baloch youths and political activists, it’s like a jungle law inside Balochistan where ISI, FC & other state institutions have a share in this mass murdering campaign” Said Dr Qadeer Baloch.

This mass murdering campaign is the biggest issue alright, the counting of the missing persons is ten in thousands & Killing of the Baloch activists has elevated to 500+ but still this civilian government is not sincere to look into the worsening situation inside Balochistan, like a policy to restrain the state institutions who are involved doesn’t exist .

The US hearing after which many Baloch thought that this must end the ruthless behavior of state against them but it didn’t & while there was an uproar in the senate & national assemblies but the ground reality of Baloch remain the same, Kill & Dump the Baloch activists increased day by day and the limit of genocide was removed from Baloch men to Baloch women & Children who are now the most debated issues, As Pakistani state institute are abducting Baloch women & Children it is also to be noted that the faith of these Baloch women is to be practically in the arms of the danger as it is widely reported than as many as 3 million Bengali women were sexually harassed by Pakistani forces in the late 1970 & the Baloch nation is afraid that the same will happen to the Baloch women if the international governments wont intervene and stop Pakistan’s barbarism.