“Death is unavoidable; if we overcome the fear of it, then nobody in this world can keep our motherland a slave in rotten shackles.” Shaheed Abdul Waheed Baloch
Monthly Archives: February 2016
Feb 29: Shaheed Abdul Waheed Baloch & Shaheed Salman Baloch
Filed under Baloch Vanguards
Pakistan’s War on Scholars
My own experience with Pakistan’s harassment techniques began in May of 2011 when I received an email threatening me with gang-rape by an entire regiment.
By: C. Christine Fair
Pakistan’s military and intelligence agencies are waging a nasty war on U.S.-based scholars whose writings and public statements undermine cherished narratives promulgated by the army that has dominated Pakistan’s governance for most of the state’s existence. These agencies aim to intimidate, discredit, and silence us. Their tools are crude and include: outright threats; slanderous articles in Pakistani papers and other on-line forums; an army of trolls on twitter and other social media who hound us; and embassy officials who attend and report on our speaking events on Pakistan. But we are lucky to be in the United States: Pakistan’s khaki louts disappear, kidnap and/or kill their critics within Pakistan
Why aren’t any religious scholars denouncing Council of Islamic Ideology’s blatant war on women?
Why is it that any narrative for women empowerment always happens to come from the liberal quarter?
By : H. A. Kay
What is the status of women in Islam?
Picture this: She is 9 years old and unfortunately got her first period, a totally natural thing to happen in which she herself had no say. But now, she is eligible for marriage and since Abba thinks she should be married off, she is. Her husband’s age is irrelevant. He could be anywhere from 15 to 95 or even more. Since she is old enough for marriage, she is obviously old enough for motherhood. Yes, by age 10 she’s already a mother, a child responsible for taking care of another child.
Filed under Write-up
Baloch, Sindhi and Pakistani minorities to move UNHCR against ‘language oppression’
Pakistan’s Baloch, Sindhi and other minorities have decided to move the UNHCR against what they call “the language imperialism of Urdu in Pakistan”.
These groups and experts have pointed out that less than eight percent of Pakistanis speak Urdu and yet Urdu has been thrust upon the nation as a national language.
Pakistan’s Invisible Baluch Displacement Crisis
There are estimates that more than 700,000 people have been displaced across Balochistan since 2005
By: Abdul Hai Kakar & Abubakar Siddique
He once dreamed of a bright future and a stable career working for Pakistan’s biggest gas company.
Instead, Suhail Ahmed Bugti has been crushing stones for the past 10 years after his clan was banished from their gas-rich homeland in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan Province into the stony deserts of Rohri district in neighboring Sindh Province.
Filed under Interviews and Articles
کریمہ بلوچ: کوہساروں کی رسم نہیں خاموشی
ذوالفقار علی زلفی
ذاتی ملکیت کے تقدس کے تصور پر قائم سماج میں عورت کی حیثیت کیا ہے ؟؟ ذاتی ملکیت…..بورژوا مغربی معاشروں میں لبرل ازم کے پرفریب اور میک اپ زدہ نظریات کی آڑ میں عورت کی آزادی کے نعرے تلے نسوانیت بیچی اور خریدی جاتی ہے جبکہ مشرق کے جاگیرداری و قبائلی معاشروں میں غیرت اور عفت و عصمت کے کھوکھلے نظریات کے بل پر یہ کاروبار جاری ہے۔…..
مشرق کا حصہ ہونے کے باعث بلوچ سماج بھی اس لعنت سے پاک نہیں….بلوچی کلاسیکل شاعری کی رو سے قدیم بلوچ سماج آج کی نسبت عورت دشمنی کے معاملے میں تھوڑا بہتر تھا….
Filed under Interviews and Articles
Washington: Balochistan Focused Think Tank Launched
Regardless of the tensions between the Pakistani government and the Baloch nationalists, I think it is very important for journalists, scholars and policy experts to continue writing and debating without any interruptions
By Adnan Aamir
Washington: The Balochistan Institute, a Washington D.C based think tank has been launched to focus on Balochistan.
This is the first think tank established to focus Balochistan in USA.
United States is considered as heaven for universities, libraries, think-tanks and research institutions. There are thousands of such excellent institutions.
Balochistan: Baloch Mother Demands Safe Return of Her Son
Occupied Balochistan: An elderly mother protests outside the Pakistani army camp for the safe return of her son who was arrested and enforced disappearance in the Kech area. The elderly Baloch mother continues her protest in front of the army camp for the second week.
Muneer Rashon Baloch, a teacher by profession was rounded up by the army in the Mand area of district Kech on February 11, 2016 in a so-called search operation. Since then his whereabouts are unknown to his family and friends.