BALOCHISTAN: Women of the Baloch National Movement (B.N.M) on Saturday staged a protest demonstration outside Quetta press club against the appearances of mutilated dead bodies and violation of human right in Balochistan.
The protesters were holding banners and place-cards inscribed with various slogans. They chanted slogans against the state institutions and called upon the international human rights organizations to take notice of the human rights abuse in Balochistan.
A ‘political government’ is too lofty a word for the set-up that is subservient to the wishes of the army and FC and does not even have the spine to condemn the very recent killing of seven Bugtis
Dr Abdul Malik claims his government is developing a ‘Balochistan Strategy Paper’ to outline political and economic problems and suggest remedies. If nothing else, it will certainly devote a special chapter to methods for creating smokescreens and pretexts for the continuing ‘dirty war’ against the Baloch, which has already claimed more than 700 victims in the last three years. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) mission, headed by Asma Jehangir, recently visited Balochistan and as if to thumb their nose at HRCP, the security forces massacred Bugtis near Sui. Asma Jehangir talking to the press said, “While the HRCP was in Balochistan, seven young men were picked up from Mathh area of Dera Bugti by the FC, and subsequently summarily executed. Reportedly, their mothers were callously told to take a good look at the faces of their sons, as that would be their last opportunity to do so.” She also said: “The security forces and the intelligence agencies will hurt the democratic process and further alienate people from the state if they continue with their oppressive policies. Law and order is dismal. Citizens are living in perpetual fear. They have no security of life and indignity at the hands of the security forces is routine.” Regarding sectarian killings, she said: “Sectarian militants operate with impunity.”
BALOCHISTAN: The chairmen of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, Nasrullah Baloch, and Vice Chairman, Mama Qadeer Baloch, presented a report about state violation of human rights and kill & dump policy. According to which at least 320 Baloch have been abducted by Pakistani security agencies whereas 80 previously abducted Baloch have been killed under custody of Pakistani intelligence agencies. At least 30 others have been abducted during military operations. The officeholders of VBMP were talking to journalists during a press conference in Quetta Press Club on International Day in support of torture victims on 26 June 2013.
Young poet killed for recording and uploading testimony of a sexual assault victim
By: Balaach Marri
It all started with a cell phone video. Stormed by the comments of angry Baloch Facebookers and Tweeters, the video went viral within hours of its upload. It was the testimony of a sexual assault victim, Shakila Basharat, pleading justice.
Shakila, a housewife and a mother, tells the story of the horrific attack on her by a local powerful figure, Noor Ahmed.
“He broke into our house late in the night, he started beating me up. I cried, he was drunk, he didn’t listen.” Shakila goes on
By Yousaf Ajab Baloch
The 16, June 2013 was a day for severe suffering for the parents in Balochistan, when they were receiving burnt dead bodies of their daughters, whilst the rest of the world was gifting flowers to their fathers on world father’s day. Even as fathers with immeasurable pain and anguish were trying to identify their daughters’ dead bodies those had been burnt in 15th June’s suicide attack in students bus of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, The only women university in the city of Quetta with 3000 female students, established in March 2004.
The declared eye for an eye response against the Baloch is absolutely misleading because it signifies a justified response, while in fact the repression of the Baloch has always been without excuses
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali’s response to the burning of the Ziarat Residency by the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) in a nutshell was ‘an eye for an eye’, while the Lashkar-e-Jhangavi’s (LeJ) criminal carnage in Quetta at Sardar Bahadur Khan University and Bolan Medical Complex were not considered grave enough to evoke an equally venomous response. I really was not surprised that so much more smoke was emitted by the media and social media than the actual conflagration at Ziarat; it was even termed Pakistan’s 9/11. All this just proved that the plight of the Baloch who have been at the receiving end of state atrocities for decades will never evoke sympathy from people under the spell of the establishment-projected narrative, which squarely blames the Baloch for resisting injustices and consequently getting killed.
BALOCHISTAN: A delegation of Baloch National Movement – Shaal visited the hunger strike camp of families of Baloch missing persons to show solidarity on 1185th day of the camp
The delegation said that the blood of martyrs is a gift to Baloch nation that has introduced the Baloch struggle on international platform and because of it the Baloch struggle is widely known today. Many countries have supported the struggle of Baloch people.
BALOCHISTAN- June 20: The house of a local Baloch poet Mubarak Qazi was attacked with hand grenades in Pasni Town, Gwadar district of Balochistan on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Mubarak Qazi remained safe.