Report: The sons of soil who laid down their lives for the freedom of Balochistan -Year 2012

List of 226 fallen heroes in 2012 for the freedom of Baloch motherland

Introduction “Background”

Baloch Martrys 2012Balochistan is a vast yet sparsely populated country occupied and divided forcefully by Iran and Pakistan. For decades nationalist sentiments have driven the Baloch people to demand for an end to the occupation of their land. A renewed armed conflict for independence from Iran and Pakistan emerged at the beginning of this century, led by various organizations. The conflict has grown in its complexity often escalating when the governments on both sides of the Goldsmith line tried to find a military solution. One of the most improvised places in the subcontinent it is also one of the most isolated. Yet it is the richest land in resources like oil, gas and minerals. A scattered population, no international media access and low education ratio also make it a safe place for military might like Iran and Pakistan to keep on conducting human rights abuses. The ethnically different armies have been given a free hand to conduct massacres, kidnapping, ethnic cleansing and other inhuman tactics to suppress the freedom movement. Large numbers of Baloch have been forced to live as refugees either in Afghanistan or as internally displaced people. The issue of enforced disappearances is one of the many tragedies the nation is facing today. The educated and nationalist people are haplessly whisked away on daily basis by the Pakistani and Iranian armies. Most of them are then killed extra judicially in a systematic way and their bodies are dumped often unrecognisable.

To provide attestation to this reality and show the real face of those inhuman minds involved, we at Baloch martyrs page are trying to collect some of the data and share it with the global peace loving people. 2012 was also not a good year for the Baloch as there seemed to be no end to the human rights violations, killing, torture or bombardments. Nor did an end come to the economical, lingual and cultural marginalization and repression. Below is a list of 226 of the Baloch people who were killed by the Pakistani or Iranian army or State forces in 2012. The list is in no way complete as we do not have reporters at the isolated places. Most of the martyrs are buried silently and relatives are reluctant to speak out, fearing reprisal from the state forces if ever this silence is broken. This pathetic condition and the army’s blockade of media make it impossible for anyone to enlist all those that got killed.

Report compiled by Baloch Martyrs webpage team: 

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