Daily Archives: August 18, 2016
The Baloch were and remain till date a fiercely independent people fighting the Pakistani occupation
By Brig Anil Gupta
By invoking Baluchistan, POJK and Gilgit-Baltistan from the ramparts of historic Red Fort during his Independence Day speech, PM Modi has signalled a titanic shift in India’s foreign policy. India is now asserting its role not only as a regional power but also as an emerging world power. It is a strategic move against Pakistan which has not only launched a proxy war against India backed by jihadi terror but also has been blatantly interfering in our domestic affairs ignoring the spirit of Shimla Agreement. What is common between Baluchistan, POJK and Gilgit-Baltistan? All three regions are victim of gross human right violations and economic deprivation through brutal use of military power by Pakistan.
Visiting Minister says Dhaka will soon make a policy declaration on Pakistan’s human rights abuses in the restive region
Bangladesh on Wednesday came out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand on the Balochistan issue, saying Dhaka would soon make a policy declaration on Pakistan’s human rights abuses in Balochistan.
Speaking to The Hindu, Hasanul Haque Inu, the visiting Minister of Information in the Sheikh Hasina government, said Balochistan was facing the brunt of Pakistan’s military establishment, which “targeted” the Bengalis in East Pakistan in 1971 before the creation of Bangladesh.