Monthly Archives: December 2011
By Dr. Naseer Dashti
Early decades of 20th century was the period when the Baloch horizons were engulf in the dark shadows of despair, frustration and a growing sense of total defeat and helplessness. It was the period when the Baloch resistance against the British and its ally the Persians, had been ruthlessly crushed. It was the period when under different boundary commissions, the body of the Baloch land had been dissected and it had been divided into various parts controlled by the Persians, the British and the Afghans.
In Eastern Balochistan, the glorious resistance of the Baloch led by Marri, Bugti, Mengal, Zehri and Nosherwanis had ended in total defeat. Leader of the Bugti tribe Mir Ghulam Hussain Bugti had been killed by the British and his head had been put on public display. Legendary guerilla fighter Noora Mengal had been imprisoned. Sardar Noordin Mengal and Mir Azad Khan Nosherwani had been neutralized. A crushing defeat had been delivered to the Marri by the British forces. The champions of the Baloch resistance against the British Mir Baloch Khan Nosherwani and Nawab Khan Mohammad Zarakzai had been killed.
Occupied Balochistan: Three more bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch activists were found dumped in Khuzdar district, some 3oo kilometres from Quetta. The deceased were identified as Allah Baksh Mengal s/o Nabi Baksh Mengal and his two nephews Sanaullah Mengal and Bashir Ahmed Mengal sons of Amir Baksh Mengal.
He said this in a hunger strike camp outside the Quetta Press Club. “We had set up this camp about two year ago, which is the sole platform for the relatives of missing persons to raise their voice. Families from far-flung areas come to register their protest,” he said.
Karachi:Faisal Mengal, a Baloch employee of Germany’s Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) was shot and killed on Saturday( 10 Dec 2011) night in Karachi, where he was working on a project focused on Balochistan.
The 35-year-old Mengal was a programme coordinator at the HSF, an NGO that promotes democracy, peace and development and is funded by the German ministry for economic cooperation and development.