Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Balochistan: A history of betrayals and disillusionment by Mahvish Ahmad

 

Farzana Majeed Baloch with Zakir Majeed's picture

ISLAMABAD, April 30: Zakir Majid Baloch was picked up from Mastung three years ago. He was on his way to a university where he was enrolled as an MA English student. Zakir had always wanted to go to Balochistan University in Quetta but it was impossible for him to get admission there. According to his sister Farzana Majid, his political activities in the Baloch Student Organization-Azad made him an unpopular pick for most academic institutions. It was most likely also the reason for his kidnapping: Farzana believes that the security agencies picked him up on June 8, 2009, to punish him for his activities.

“I just want my brother to come home. His political activities might be the reason that he was picked up but it is certainly not a legitimate one,” she explains.

Farzana is part of a delegation of family members that arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to set up a camp in front of the National Press Club. The families are organised under the Baloch Voice for Missing Persons (BVMP), a self-proclaimed apolitical lobby group with one sole purpose: to recover their loved ones.

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Baloch genocide continues: Two more bodies of missing persons found.

Hospital sources reveal that the bodies bore torture marks – electric shocks may be cause of death

QUETTA: For two families, the mystery of their missing beloved ended on Tuesday (1 May 2012) when the bodies of their relatives were found dumped in a deserted place in the Lasbela district of Balochistan.

According to the Balochistan Levies, some passers-by spotted the bodies and informed the Levies Thana.

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VBMP start their protest camp in Islamabad

The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) after camping in front of Karachi Press Club for more then three months has shifted their protest camp to Islamabad. They are protesting for last 754 days for the release of more then 14000 Baloch missing activists. The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) is an organisation consisting, families of Baloch missing activists and they are striving for their safe recovery.

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Lyari: The Gaza Strip of Karachi by Diagoh Murad

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Karachi, the metropolitan city which summarizes a potential greater population of Baloch has once again seen the unsettling thunderous clouds marching their ways toward Baloch homes. The recent clash which many in Karachi believe is a slow genocide has turned the tide and became an aggressive attempt to force the Baloch indigenous population out of their shelters & homes.

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May 01: International Labour Day

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