LONDON: In an attempt to throw light on various issues facing the Baloch in their socio-political circumstances, BSYA convened a major conference entitled, “The Baloch National Struggle: Past, Present and Future” that took place at Birkbeck, University of London on 28th July, 2013. An esteemed panel of Baloch intellectuals and writers were invited to share their insights and expertise on the conference subject to help the Baloch leaders, socio-political activists and the various sections of the Baloch national struggle to accurately assess the circumstances, and challenges faced by the Baloch in order to devise feasible strategies to organize themselves and achieve the objectives of their struggle.
The Baloch have been going missing since the early 1970s but the dirty war against them has intensified since 2005 and not a single perpetrator has even been named
On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin was shot dead by George Zimmerman claiming self-defence; there were no witnesses. On July 13, 2013 the six-woman jury with three choices — guilty of second-degree murder, manslaughter, and not guilty — after deliberating for 16 hours found him not guilty. The only African-American woman on the jury later said that Zimmerman got away with murder. There have been mild protests, while on April 29, 1992 when the accused in Rodney King’s beating case were acquitted, Los Angeles riots followed. And by the time order was restored the riots had caused 53 deaths, 2,383 injuries, more than 7,000 fires, damage to 3,100 businesses, and nearly one billion dollars in financial losses. Some things may have changed in the US but the justice system is still not colour blind; at the time of announcing the judgment, the blindfold on the eyes of the lady of justice slips just a little to ensure that it sees that the victim is black and the perpetrator white.
QUETTA – The chairman of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), Nusrullah Baloch, on Friday said the administration was using delaying tactics in the arrest of Brigadier Siddique, the then ISI Balochistan head, despite the Supreme Court’s clear directives to this effect.
by Zulfiqar Shah
Numbers can be affecting. It is shocking indeed to learn through the reports of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that at least 861 persons were disappeared by security agencies in Pakistan during 2012; around 325 Shia minority persons were killed on sectarian grounds; and around 100 were extra-judicially killed by the military officials. These numbers do not include the thousands who lost their lives in Balochistan and Sindh in military actions during the past decade.
HYDERABAD: Relatives of two ‘missing’ brothers belonging to the outlawed Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) continued their protest against the law-enforcement agencies, which they arrested a couple of weeks back and falsely declared their release a few days later.
Sindh: Massive protests against firing on peaceful protesters in Hyderabad
4 JSMM activists abducted from Sindh
The forces attacked Bugti Baloch IDPs in Ghotki district of Sindh yesterday. Houses of IDPs were attacked, looted of valuables and the residents were tortured and abducted.
Sindh: Pakistani forces continue attacks against Baloch refugees and internally displaced people who had to migrate from their ancestral lands because of military operations and continuous atrocities by state forces. The forces attacked Bugti Baloch IDPs in Ghotki district of Sindh yesterday. Houses of IDPs were attacked, looted of valuables and the residents were tortured and abducted. Wadera Hasil Khan Bugti’s house was attacked and his aged mother namely Hani bibi; his wife Murad Khatoon and infant son Abdul Rehman were abducted and taken toward an undisclosed location. the BRP said in a press release.
BSO Azad Hub Zone senior body meeting was held under the presence of Zonal presidency whereas the chief guest was Senior Vice Chairperson BSO Azad Banuk Kareema Baloch. The conference started with two minutes silence in remembering the martyrs. The conference concluded the prior organizational performance report, organizational works, criticism and self-criticism, current affairs and future tasks which were discussed with ease.