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The Baloch want to tell their story

admin Posted on 2014/1/13 3:57:56 ( 329 reads )

by Vikram Sood

In 2011, an innocent Baloch student, Nasir Baloch along with another student, was abducted by Pakistani security forces, interrogated, tortured and shot.

Both were left for dead but Nasir survived to tell his tale. David Whitney wrote Nasir’s story and produced and directed a short documentary film called The Line of Freedom. This is a harrowing tale of what seems to be a frequent occurrence in Balochistan. The film is available on the Internet.

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'The Long March for Justice': On the pedagogical aspects of Baloch resistance

admin Posted on 2014/1/13 3:48:28 ( 346 reads )

by Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Nations are best educated through a truthful presentation of their history, traditions and culture but this becomes well nigh impossible when they are colonized because the colonizer distorts history to make way for its narrative which it wants to superimpose on the psyche of the colonized nation to make slavery look dignified and therefore more acceptable. The role of history in raising the consciousness of nations is what the colonizer fears most and this is what they intend to counter when they set about distorting history with fabrications and spurious figures to belittle the history of the colonized people to ensure unopposed domination and abject obsequiousness. This is exactly what Pakistan has done with Baloch and Sindhi nations here. The Baloch had not opted for Pakistan but Sindh had without realizing the dire consequences it would bring in its wake. Pakistan has continually distorted history to superimpose its narrative; you’ll hardly find a mention of Baloch or Sindhi heroes in the text books, even the roads and places are named either after persons from Islamic history or post 1947 persons.

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Historic long march of VBMP and helpless HR organisations

admin Posted on 2013/12/1 7:50:00 ( 562 reads )

by Shahzoor Baloch
The state barbarity, cruelty and inhumane acts are increasing day by day. The youth, intellectuals and political workers of Baloch community throughout Balochistan are being illegally abducted by Pakistani security agencies. Numerous have been killed and dumped while others are missing, read illegally held in military torture cells, without a trace.

The despaired kith and kin of Baloch victim families completed a historic long walk from Quetta to Karachi, without gaining any attention from Pakistan as well international society; these heroes have recorded their names in history books and put a question mark on the extreme silence of international community for their intentional silence over human right violation in Balochistan.

The rally was accompanied by children, women and girls of victimised families under the leadership of 70 years-old "mama" Qadeer Baloch, father of a political worker Jalil Reki who was also the information secretary of BRP, (five years back on 13 February 2009 he was illegally abducted by paramilitary force and kept in their torture cells for more than two years before dumping his mutilated body on 23 November 2011 in district Kech, Balochistan). Since then Qadeer Baloch committed himself to work for the safe release of all other Baloch who are abducted and killed in same pattern as his son Jalil Reki Baloch.

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Government pressurised me not to launch the Long March: Qadeer Baloch

admin Posted on 2013/11/23 9:08:49 ( 552 reads )

By Shoaib Durrazai

I was pressurized by government and state agencies for not launching long march, alleged Qadeer Baloch, vice chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) in his press conference at Karachi press club on Friday.

The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) led by Qadeer Baloch launched a long march from Quetta to Karachi on 27 October to press the authorities for recovery of missing Baloch political workers.

After 750 kilometers of walking, the participants ended their long march at Karachi press club on November 22, 2013 and held a press conference.
The leader of long march alleged that while marching towards their destination they confronted a number of difficulties, and received death threats on phone calls to stop long march.

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The Long March against disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan commences

admin Posted on 2013/10/28 8:20:00 ( 439 reads )

Civil society must join the peaceful long march in solidarity with the relatives of disappeared persons and provide all possible assistance to the marchers

AHRC-STM-195-2013-1.jpgThe relatives of missing persons from Balochistan started a 730 kilometre peaceful long march for the recovery of disappeared persons. The participants assembled and started their march from the Quetta Press Club yesterday. The rally includes women and children and will reach Karachi, the capital of Sindh province after one week. The long march is lead by a seven-year-old son of Jalil Reki, who was extrajudicially killed after a year of his disappearance in an ISI torture cell. Mr. Nasrullah Baloch, the chairperson of Voice for Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP) whose uncle has been missing for 11 year years, Mr. Mama Qadeer Baloch, whose cousin has been missing since 2001 and whose son who was killed during his detention by the military, and Ms. Farzana Majeed, the sister of Mr. Zakir Majeed Baloch, who has been missing since 2009 after his arrest by the Frontier Corp (FC) are also taking part in the march.

AHRC-STM-195-2013-2.jpgParticipants of the 'long march' began their journey at the local press club and it will culminate in a sit-in outside the Karachi Press Club where they will have an indefinite hunger strike. The participants are raising slogans against Pakistan and demanding the freedom of Balochistan from Pakistan.

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