Monthly Archives: February 2014
Relatives of people who have been disappeared or killed in Pakistan march more than 2,000km seeking UN intervention.
Mundera, Pakistan – Qadeer Rekhi is a long way from home.
More than 2,150 kilometres away, in fact – that’s how much ground he and a small group of others, mostly women and children, have covered by foot since they began their long march on October 27 from Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province. They are due to finish their journey on Friday with their arrival in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital.
(Reuters) – Relatives of Baloch students, activists and ordinary people who have gone missing in a lawless Pakistani province appealed to the United Nations for help on Thursday after walking across Pakistan for months to draw attention to their plight.
Bodies of hundreds of pro-independence activists have been found across the Baluchistan province and many more have gone missing in the past several years, in a little-reported conflict in a remote corner on Pakistan’s Iranian border.
The march had started from Quetta on October 27, 2013.
RAWALPINDI:The long march participants led by Mama Qadeer Baloch under the aegis of the Voice of Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP) hope to raise awareness about human rights violations in Balochistan and demand the recovery of their missing relatives.
The participants, led by Mama Qadeer Baloch under the aegis of the Voice of Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP), hope to raise awareness about human rights violations in Balochistan and demand the recovery of their missing relatives.
Toronto, Feb 23, 2014 – International Mother Language Day was observed by Baloch, Azerbaijani, Turkoman and Ahwazi Arab communities in Toronto to honour their culture and heritage under repressive occupation of Iran and Pakistan.
Baloch representative from Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and Balochistan People’s Party spoke on the occasion and described the situation of cultural genocide and mass killings as ongoing repressive measures by the states of Iran and Pakistan to quell the freedom and rights movement of the Baloch people.
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
It is the Baloch resistance that now defines the social and political relations in Balochistan and people proudly indentify themselves with Sarmachars
Balochistan of today is in turmoil because it is a huge battleground; arrayed on one side are the freedom-seeking Baloch while, on the other are the state, the pro-establishment sardars and politicians, the fundamentalist forces, and those hungry for Balochistan’s resources.
The Baloch are under attack as they try to thwart designs on their land.