Monthly Archives: May 2011
|Nawab Yousif Ali Khan Aziz Magsi Nawab Yousif Ali Khan Aziz Magsi was born in 1901 in Jal Magsi, Balochistan. His father Nawab Qassir Khan Magsi was the chief of Magsi tribe. He learned his Basic and religious education from Qasi Rasool Buskh. Mulana Gulam Qader of Baulpur taught him Urdu, Persian and Arabic. He became a pupil of Kaniah Lal of Lahore to learn English. Under the guidance of such great teacher of there time Yousif Magsi personality was build, which made him the visionary, revolutionary, freedom loving leader of the Baloch nation. Continue reading|
Toronto, May 27, 2011 – Toronto and Vancouver chapters of Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) staged demonstrations in front of the U.S. Consulates today to protest the 13th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests in Balochistan back in 1998. In a press statement released from the BHRC’s central office in Toronto, the organization’s leaders declared the N-tests a black day in the history of Baloch nation and a threat to world peace.
Toronto, May 21, 2011 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has expressed serious concerns over the violent act of vandalism against the Balochistan-based Daily Tawar and termed it a violation of freedom of speech. While condemning the burning of the copies of Daily Tawar and vandalizing the newspaper’s offices, BHRC stated that such deplorable acts not only violate the sanctity of rights and freedoms but also unwittingly endorse the state policy of silencing Baloch journalists. The statement further emphasized that Baloch people have limited access to media and destroying local resources will only enable the state in effectively repressing the Baloch voice of dissent. BHRC stated that the Pakistani establishment is already targeting Baloch journalists and we have lost the lives of Lala Hameed Hayatan, Ilyas Nazar, and Mohammad Khan Sasoli to the extra-judicial killings by the security forces. Furthermore, any attack on a Balochistan-based newspaper will endanger the lives of Baloch journalists in future.
BHRC appealed to the sensibility of the Baloch leadership to help protect freedom of press and resolve differences peacefully among the youth so that it does not escalate into a full-blown culture of violent means to settle disputes. The human rights group also expressed solidarity with the publishers and journalists of Daily Tawar for their unwavering courage in working under dangerous circumstances to promote the voice of Baloch rights and freedoms including the freedom of speech.
President, BHRC (Canada)