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A week in the life of a small war

Professor Naela Qadri in 1998 with poster: "Balochistan grows flowers, not atomic bombs."

Professor Naela Qadri in 1998 with poster: “Balochistan grows flowers, not atomic bombs.”

By Wendy Johnson

“For never was a story of more woe…”

The Baloch have been protesting features of their ill-fated gun-to-the-head marriage with Pakistan ever since this nation was occupied in 1948 by British-created Pakistan. At times the protests display poetic flourishes, such as the protest signs held in this first ever South Asia anti-nuke protest in Quetta led by Professor Naela Qadri in 1998. Naela’s poster reads “Balochistan grows flowers, not atomic bombs.”

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