Daily Archives: December 24, 2012
Land in Balochistan, like that of Sindh, would have been parcelled out had not the Baloch understood that dispossession means disenfranchisement
“For a colonised people the most essential value, because the most concrete, is first and foremost the land: the land which will bring them bread and, above all, dignity” — Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth.
Land acquisition is the surest way for securing a stranglehold on the people to be occupied. Before the Zionists got powerful enough to force the Palestinians from their land, they bought it with the lucre of wealthy Jews, of whom Baron Benjamin (Edmond James) de Rothschild (1845-1934) is important. He transferred 25,000 hectares of land in 1900 to the Jewish Colonisation Association. According to an estimate, the total loss resulting from the unjust land acquisition by the Zionists reached Pounds 7.43 billion. By 1948’s general armistice, Israel had taken over 77 percent of the Palestinian land. First money dispossessed the Palestinians and then thanks to the western powers, force did the rest.
The Baloch revolutionary poet Qazi Mubarak Baloch has visited the camp of VBMP to express his gratitude to the organisation on completion of their 1000 days protest for justice and freedom. Showing his solidarity with Mama Qadeer Baloch, vice chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Mr Qazi said, “Baloch martyrs and enforced-disappeared persons have endured numerous brutalities and inhumane torture for national liberation of Balochistan.”
Occupied Balochistan: The spokesman of BSO-Azad has said in a statement that Pakistani forces along with their instruments and stooges have attacked residents in Awaran Bazar, Teertaj and Bedhi. The forces looted and then set ablaze many shops whereas they also maltreated and abducted many Baloch.
“Pakistani forces stormed the main Awaran Bazar and abducted Zareef Baloch, Hameed Baloch, Asadullah Baloch, Raheem Bakhsh Baloch, Mumtaz Baloch and many others. The forces then terrorized the whole area by firing in the air for long. They also looted many shops including a Medical store and then burnt them up,” said the spokesman.