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“Confounding the people” by Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

I appeal to all Baloch to unite for the dream they have dreamt for so long for unless we unite it will always remain just that-a dream. 
Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurA few days back Balochistan National Party (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal threatened that legislators of his party will resign from assemblies if dumping of mutilated bodies of Baloch youth continues. The establishment must surely be quaking in its boots worried to death at the dire consequences of unprecedented turmoil in Balochistan if he in fact carries out his threat. One wonders what he means by ‘if the dumping of mutilated bodies continues’ and also what his and his party’s tolerance threshold for such crimes against humanity is. Since 2008 more than a thousand Baloch activists have been kidnapped, killed and dumped. How many more have to die before the BNP-M really gets angry. Weren’t the mass graves found in Tutak and military operation in Kalat too enough of a reason to make their stand on the rights of Baloch but it seems their pain threshold level is very high. His threats are starting to sound more like those of Dr. Malik and company when they constantly repeated that they would quit the government if they were ineffective. Albert Camus rightly said, “Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it”.

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