Protests in Balochistan against the massacre of Baloch in Karachi

QUETTA/KARACHI: Baloch political parties and student Organisations have strongly protested against the ongoing attacks on Baloch people in Karachi. The leading Baloch student Organisation BSO (azaad) and other parties organised protest rallies and demonstration almost all over Balochistan including Karachi, Hub, Khuzdar, Kalat, Punjgur, Turbat, Pasni,Ormara, Jeavni, Mastung and Quetta. The angry protester chanted slogans against PPP and MQM and held banners inscribed against these two parties who they believed are behind the Baloch massacre in Karachi Baloch populated areas. The protesters said that the police and Rangers were giving full protection to MQM armed terrorists whereas Baloch villages were being attacked even by the Rangers and the Police.

There are also reports that a Baloch young man has been killed in custody and the police threw his body in Gadren area of Karachi. Most Baloch political parties are of the view that PPP and MQM are equally responsible for the “what is described as genocide” of the Baloch residents in Karachi.

BalochWarna has learned from Karachi based Baloch (now living abroad) that yesterday another five Baloch have been killed including a mother of three kids (who was sitting at her home when the alleged MQM armed men attacked her house). The source was angry toward Baloch “what he described as so called” nationalists parties and said that they are playing role of silent spectators on the carnage of Baloch in Karachi. He said that Baloch parties although given calls to protest against the Baloch genocide in Karachi but they were not united, every party wants to protest on different days and score political goals while trying to be sympathetic to the Baloch of Karachi.

Balochi weblog has also expressed anger toward Baloch leadership saying “that some very influential Baloch leaders have protected MQM and provided them resources when they (MQM) were under attack by previous Pakistani government”. The weblog alleged that is why today there is no strong reaction from some top leaders of Balochistan. Emphasizing on “Sardarzada” the wrote that many of the Sardarzadas still have strong personal affiliations with top MQM leadership.

QUETTA PROTEST: A large number of activists of Baloch Students Organization (BSO-Azad) took out a protest rally and staged a demonstration at Manan Chowk to protest against the killing of Baloch in Karachi allegedly by MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement).

Protest rally led by BSO Shahal Zone President Shahzaib Baloch started from Quetta Press Club and after marching through different parts of the city culminated into demonstration at Manan Chowk.

Participants of rally were carrying placards and banners inscribed with different slogans such as “Down with MQM” and “Stop genocide of Baloch people”.

They were also shouting slogans urging for immediate arrest of culprits involved in the killing of Balochs in Karachi. Addressing on the occasion, Shahzaib Baloch strongly condemned murder of unarmed Baloch in Karachi, alleging that members of MQM were behind all these killings.

He said that through well knit plan genocide of Balochs were continued not only in Balochistan but also in Karachi. He alleged that around 30 innocent Balochs had been shot dead during two days and government had failed to provide them protection from the alleged terrorists of MQM.

He demanded that the culprits involved in this carnage should be brought to justice and MQM should be declared as a terrorist party.

Later on, protestors torched MQM’s flag and effigy of Altaf Hussain.

BNP (Mengal) activists have taken out a rally in Hub Balochistan against the target killing of innocent Baloch in different Baloch populated areas in Karachi. The BNP activists also demanded the immediate arrest of culprits involved this in the attacks against Baloch villages. They were holding placards which read; “Stop the genocide of Baloch people” “MQM stop terrorism” etc

Meanwhile BA (Baloch Bar) announced a judicial boycott of courts in Balochistan on 11th January 2010 whereas other Baloch political parties have announced further protests in coming days.

RALLY IN LYARI: Residents of Lyari, a constituency dominated by the Pakistan People’s Party, took out a rally against the Sindh government and criticized PPP leadership over the law and order situation.

Baloch nationalist organisations from Lyari staged a protest against Sindh Government and took out a rally from Baghdadi area and moved forward across the Lyari including Atth Chock, Mira Naka, Chakiwara, Dohbi Gath.

Participants of the rally chanted slogans against Sindh Government and PPP while alleged that law enforcers were targeting and arresting the innocent Baloch people of Lyari on the directives of Governor House.

It has been learnt that exchange fire between the participants of rally and law enforcement agencies also took place in which some six to seven people sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital while enraged crowed cordoned off the Baghdadi police station where police detained some 53 innocent Baloch citizens.

Down with Pakistan & Iran,

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