Balochistan needs wikileaks: Mehran Baluch tells UN body

Mehran Baluch

Appealing to UN on the dire Human Rights violation by Pakistani forces, Mehran Baluch, who is a noted activist for Balochistan said “I come from a God-forsaken part of the world where neither the CNN nor the Al-Jazeerah TV networks have a full bureau. I am from Balochistan, which means the land of the Baloch, in southwest Asia. To be honest, Balochistan needs Wikileaks.”

He was addressing the U.N Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions, Special Rapporteur on Torture, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders and Special Rapporteur on Racism. He appealed the august body to send a fact-finding mission to Balochistan.

He quoted the Article One that States Parties shall promote the realization of the right of a people to decide their own future, and shall respect that right, in conformity with the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations.

As per Article 1 of I.C.C.P.R. states, In no case may a people be deprived of its own means of subsistence. Mehran Baluch says that “the irony is when natural floods wreaked havoc on Pakistan in recent weeks, Balochistan was ravaged by military-made floods. There is a humanitarian crisis in Balochistan because of this deliberate flooding that was meant to save F-16 fighter jets at an airbase.”

He also accused the Pakistani Army, the Military Intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence, the paramilitary Frontier Corps of throwing the the Geneva conventions to the wind. He said that in the last one month alone, Pakistani establishment threw the badly tortured bodies of 20 victims of enforced and involuntary disappearances out in the open killing fields of Balochistan.

Mehran Baluch is the youngest son of legendary Baloch leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri. On June 14, he told the conference organized by the Interfaith International that “as I speak before you, Pakistan military is busy conducting a military operation in Balochistan in the name of Islam to hoodwink the member states of the Organization of Islamic Conference.”

The latest victims include Baloch lawyers. Noted lawyer Zaman Marri’s tortured body,with three bullet holes to his head was recovered on September 5. Earlier, Munir Ahmed Mirwani, who is the secretary general of the Jhalawan Bar Association, was kidnapped at gunpoint in Khuzdar on June 17, 2010.He is among the more than 1,100 documented victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan who are still missing. Habib Jalib, a senior lawyer, was gunned down by the Muslah Diffah Tanzim on July 14. Mehran Baluch said that “in all these cases, the common denominator is the same force who created and are still nurturing the Taliban in Afghanistan.”

Evan as Mehran Baluch finished speaking in the world body, Pakistani forces abducted two members of Baloch Republican Party from Khuzdar, Balochistan. Nasrullah Baloch and Anayatullah Baloch were travelling on motorcycle when the pakistani millitary intelligence personnels driving a government registered vehicle intercepted them and arrested them at gunpoint. The Pakistani official abductor also opened fire to disperse the crowd of the people who had tried to save the BRP members.

Anayatullah is a resident of Bolan Colony where as Nasrullah lives at Zaidi region of Khuzdar. Their whereabouts remained unknown until the filing of this report.It should be noted that about 8,000 Baloch political,student,human right activists abducted by Pakistani millitary in last eight years.

by Frontier India

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