Daily Archives: May 22, 2018

Airport or Death port?

Surely, their fear is not without a reason; more than a dozen Baloch have been abducted from different airports, they are either still missing or their dead bodies have been recovered after months of torture.

Asghar Ali

When you are living under the colonial rule, simply you are in an extended prison: you can be captured interrogated, humiliated and tortured without any apparent reason. This is clear to both the oppressor and the oppressed; the oppressor knows why he is using such contemptible tactics, and in the same passion the oppressed also know that why he is being treated in such a way, because he is a slave; hence, his emotions, feelings, and thinking are as free as wind. But the oppressor, like the body of slave, wants to make his or her conscious under his boots. Why? Because the colonial powers beside other factors try to establish their rule by creating an atmosphere of constant fear that controls every heart and mind.

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Tadanch – Where the drinking water kills

‘There is another very sensitive and serious aspect of this whole dilemma. The area is very close to a Pakistani nuclear missile testing site. Recently they have been trying to extend this site and therefore are forcing people to abandon their villages.’ Dil Murad Baloch

The Balochistan Post Report

Behzad Deedag Baloch

It was beyond comprehensible turn of events for inhabitants of Tadanch, when, according to some reports, nearly 20 people died and more than 150 others reached the brink of death within a span of only few days. It is now estimated that the number of deaths could rise.

The far-flung area of Tadanch, which is located in Jhao district of Awaran, has a total population of less than 400, who live in 9 to 10 small villages. There are neither health facilities nor any mobile signals in the area. For even small errands the villagers travel for days on camels and donkeys to the city of Bela.

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ٹڑانچ – دی بلوچستان پوسٹ رپورٹ

“تیسرامقصد، سب سے زیادہ بھیانک ہے، یہ علاقے پاکستان کے میزائل ٹیسٹنگ سائٹ کے قریب ہیں اور فوج اس میں مزید اضافہ چاہتاہے، اس لیئے آبادیوں کو مٹایا جارہا ہے۔” دلمراد بلوچ

بہزاد دیدگ بلوچ

ٹڑانچ میں جب چند دنوں کے اندر ہی 90 سے زائد لوگ شدید بیمار ہوکر قریب المرگ ہوگئے اور سات وفات پاگئے، تو یہ اس چھوٹے سے گاؤں کیلئے قیامت صضریٰ کا منظر تھا۔ پوری دنیا سے کٹا ہوا یہ گاؤں، جہاں نا فون کی سہولت ہے نا مبائل اور نا ہی شہروں سے ملانے کیلئے کوئی سڑک، ایسی صورت میں انکی پوری دنیا چار سو گھرانے پر ہی مشتمل ہے، جو 30 سے 40 گھروں پر مشتمل چھوٹے چھوٹے بستیوں کی صورت بکھرے ہوئے مختلف جگہوں پر ایک دوسرے سے قریب قریب آباد ہیں اور سب کسی نا کسی طرح آپس میں رشتہ دار ہیں۔ یہی انکی پوری دنیا ہے اور اچانک سب ایک ایک کرکے بسترِ مرگ پر پڑنے لگے، یہاں نا کوئی ڈاکٹر میسر ہے اور نا ہی کوئی ہسپتال کہ کسی کو اس غیبی بیماری کی وجہ معلوم ہوسکتا۔

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Congressman Sherman Condemns Assault on Families of Disappeared Persons during Hunger-Strike in Sindh, Pakistan

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), released the following statement regarding the ongoing human rights situation in the Sindh province of Pakistan:

“I express my grave concerns about the human rights situation in the Sindh province of Pakistan, with special reference to enforced disappearances of persons at the hands of Pakistani security agencies. Many of the disappeared persons are from the Jeay Sindh Mahaz (JSM), Jeay Sindh Mutehada Mahaz (JSMM), and Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM). The disappeared persons also include teachers, intellectuals, writers, and publishers. Six of my House colleagues joined me in sending a letter to the State Department on this issue in August 2017. I also raised this issue on the floor of the House in October 2017, and this problem of enforced disappearances was discussed in a February 2018 hearing of the Asia Subcommittee at the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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