by Palash Ghosh
In the latest grim chapter of the seemingly ceaseless violence scarring Pakistan’s vast Balochistan province, the bullet-riddled bodies of three migrant workers who had been kidnapped were found near the port city of Gwadar on Thursday. According to a report in Dawn, an English-language Pakistani daily newspaper, unknown gunmen abducted the laborers on Wednesday night at a stone-crushing plant in the town of Sansar, about 45 miles north of Gwadar. A fourth man, believed to be the plant’s owner, was also abducted, but his fate is unclear.
April 22, 2013
Baluchistan: A Poor, Remote Land Of Earthquakes, Poverty, And Endless Insurgency, But Rich In Natural Resources
by Palash Ghosh
BALOCHISTAN: The hunger strike camp of families of Baloch missing persons entered in 1270th day. A delegation of Baloch Yakjehti Council visited the camp to express solidarity with the tormented families.
Victor Jara, Sana Sangat, Jalil Reki, Zaman Marri, Faiz Marri, his brother Khudadad, Mohammad Khan Marri, his brother Mohammad Nabi, Ali Sher Kurd and hundreds of others have been killed here as were in Chile by the establishment
Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was born in a poor peasant family near Santiago on September 28, 1932. Manuel Jara, his father, abandoned the family but his mother, Amanda Martínez, a self-taught folk musician, educated her children and endowed them with love for humanity. Jara’s mother died when he was 15 and after dabbling with a few things ended up as an exemplary teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, political activist and member of the Communist Party of Chile. He supported the Unidad Popular (‘Popular Unity’) coalition candidate Salvador Allende for the Chilean presidency in 1970 and campaigned by volunteering for political work and free concerts. Allende won but his pro-people policies irked the United States, which went all out to oust him, and eventually its quisling, the Chilean army chief Augusto Pinochet, toppled Allende who did not surrender and died fighting.