written by : Sameer Mehrab
Karima called me while on her way to the Pearson airport, Toronto. She was heading to Montreal for the hearing of her asylum case which had been delayed for two years. She told me she had received a call from our younger sister back home that there were unconfirmed reports about the discovery of a mutilated body which some say is our missing uncle Master Noor Ahmed’s.
A schoolteacher, our uncle was abducted on July 28, 2016, by Pakistani security forces from Turbat, Balochistan. Since then no one had heard of him. He went missing like thousands of other Baloch.
As the day progressed, we were told the body was a few days old. It had been thrown away in an isolated area and it was found days later. It was deformed beyond recognition. But when Noor Ahmad’s nephew and elder brother went to the site they confirmed it was him.
Written by: Rahim Baloch
On August 4,1947, a conference was held in Delhi, presided over by Viceroy of the British India, Lord Mountbatten, and attended by the ruler of Balochistan, the Khan of Kalat, and representatives of the proposed state of Pakistan for determining the status of the Kalat state (Balochistan).
The three parties had agreed that Kalat was not a part of India, rather an independent state having treaty relations with Britain; therefore, not bound by the partition act to join either India or Pakistan.
by: Baloch Students Action Committee, BUITEMS
Birth of a Leader
In Shahi Tump, a far-flung town of Balochistan in Kech (Turbat) district, the house of Chakar Baloch was overflowed with merriness and gleaming lights over the birth of the first son, Qambar. The boy was to become an inspriational leader for the Baloch people soon after entering his teen ages. One day, some ill-fated soldiers of darkness would walk, take this light away to the shadow of torture and death. His was a story of celebrations in unison. When he was born, the whole family, even the entire town cheered up with uncontrollable delight. When he was killed, the whole of Balochistan wept. His was a song of happiness and a melancholy.