Malik Siraj Akbar Bureau Chief DT threatened over publication of article in Times of India

Malik Siraj Akbar

Malik Siraj Akbar

Comment by Malik Siraj Akbar (August 17, 2009)

My recent article, A Home Grown Conflict, was published in the Times of India on August 11, 2009. In this write-up I have argued that the Balochistan conflict is a purely indigenous one rather than being ignited by India.

While the article was widely appreciated by Balochs and the supporters of the Baloch cause across Pakistan and abroad, a section of ultra-nationalist Punjabi chauvinists in Pakistan has initiated a massive abusive and threatening campaign against me.

This group of people, which regrettably, but understandably, includes several journalists as well. They insist I have committed “sedition” and proved to be an “India agent” by speaking ‘against Pakistan’ in an Indian newspaper. They are demanding that Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) should condemn the article and constitute a legal action committee against me.

Some others are endeavoring to reach my editor to get me fired me from my job

In addition, the article has brought me a lot of abusive and threatening phone calls and e-mails.

The Malik Siraj Akbar is a journalist, researcher, consultant and human rights activist based in Quetta, Pakistan

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One response to “Malik Siraj Akbar Bureau Chief DT threatened over publication of article in Times of India

  1. saeed azizullah

    it is very bad that malik siraj is being threatened,he has explained realities he is not a agent but a baloch.

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