Samandar Askani of Radio Gwank talks to a victim of Mashkay Operation on December 30, 2012 who tells the tale of gory and terror inflicted upon them by Pakistan Army. The victim urges Baloch masses and Baloch leadership for unity to maximize the impact of Baloch struggle and appeals to the international community and United Nations Organization to physically intervene and stop the genocide of Baloch people being executed by Pakistani military apparatus and its proxies.
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Courtesy: Radio Gwank
The European colonists who took over Minnesota were cold-bloodedly ruthless and brutal in defence of their transgressions against the real masters of the land
Every year, since 2005, some motivated Dakota Indians make a 300-mile trek on horseback in frigid winter temperatures to revive the memory of the 1862 travesty of justice when 38 of their ancestors were executed at Mankato in the biggest mass hanging in US history. To mark the sesquicentennial anniversary, this year’s ride began on December 10 in Crow Creek, South Dakota, the reservation the Dakota were exiled to from Minnesota, and ended on December 26 in Mankato. These hangings had followed kangaroo-court convictions of 303 Sioux Indians. Some trials of the thousands who surrendered after the defeat in the Dakota War of 1862, aka the Sioux Uprising, or Little Crow’s War, lasted less than five minutes. This public mass execution was on a single scaffold platform and the dead were buried en masse in a trench that was reopened that night and bodies distributed among the doctors.
On December 25th, 2012, the Pakistan Frontier Corps launched a military operation in southern Balochistan’s Mashky area, in Awaran District. The operation has received little or no attention in the Pakistani media. Tanqeed speaks to Malik Siraj Akbar, editor-in-chief of the banned online paper, The Baloch Hal, to get an update on the situation, and a take on why the Mashky atrocities have been ignored
Tanqeed (TQ): What is the status of the Mashkey operation right now?
Malik Siraj Akbar (MSA): On its fifth day, the operation has relatively slowed down as far as firing and door-to-door search operations are concerned. The heavy deployment of the Frontier Corps (F.C.) is still in place. According to local residents, the security forces have established at least 12 new check posts. The deployment of the F.C. has restricted civilian movement and caused a shortage of edible supplies in the area and also blocked road communications. At least 20 people, including women and children, have been killed in the operation. The Baloch insurgents have also inflicted losses on the F.C. and the F.C., on its part, says most of the people killed in the operation were ‘terrorists’, a charge the locals deny.
London: The Baloch activists in London organised a protest demonstration outside British Parliament on Friday to condemn the military operation in Mashkay Balochistan.
The Baloch Student Organisation –Azad (London) had given the call for protest and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons had endorsed it.
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Occupied Balochistan: Body of previously missing Baloch students was found in Gedar area near Kalat town on Balochistan on Saturday.
According Balochistan media reports passerbys spotted a body in Gedar area of Kalat and informed authorise. The local administration took the body in control and shifted to hospital where it was identified as that of Hasan Langov Baloch.
Mr Langov was reportedly abducted in February 2009 from Mongchar area of Balochistan along Mehrullah Baloch who is still missing. Two other Baloch activists, Abdul Rauf and Yahya Baloch were shot dead during the same period.
The smouldering heaps of rubble welcomed the locals when they returned to their homes after bombing stopped and the Pakistan military personnel withdrew following a two-day military operation in Balochistan’s Mashkay area, the hometown of Baloch nationalist leader Dr. Allah Nazar. They had been punished for belonging to the nationalist leader’s area or for having any relation with him.
BHRC (UK) calls for immediate UN intervention in Balochistan
In order to stop the genocide of the Baloch people, Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) demands urgent measures including physical intervention by the international community.
BHRC (UK) strongly condemns the massacre of innocent women, children and elderly population of Mashkey area of central Balochistan by the Pakistani military. The brutal and inhumanly actions on the part of Pakistani army commandos started on 24 December with indiscriminate aerial bombardment on civilian settlements in addition of the butchering of 36 civilians by the notorious death squads accompanying the army commandos.
The Frontier Corps (F.C.) launched a fresh military operation in Mashky area of Awaran District on December 25th which has culminated in extraordinary casualties. Two days after it was launched, the operation, according to sources on the ground, is still underway. The security forces have kept the civilian population under absolute siege, disconnecting and disrupting all forms of communication and food supplies to the communities dwelling in this remote district of Balochistan. Media reports in the vernacular press say that the security forces have killed more than twenty people, including women and children, whisked away several residents during door-to-door search operations and also burned the houses of the community.
As the joy of Christmas dawned worldwide from Manila in the east to Managua in the west, and places in between, the spirit celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace bypassed Pakistan.
Most of the country was distracted by the frenzy of a cricket match against rival India, while its tiny Christian population was observing one of their darkest years ever.
But the condition of Pakistan’s Christians on this, their “dark Christmas,” paled when compared to what was unfolding in the country’s southwest region at the mouth of the Persian Gulf.