Collective punishment was a method adopted by the colonizers and the invaders of the old world, and the purpose was to teach the colonized and the invaded a lesson – to be obedient!
In Balochistan, collective punishment by the Pakistani occupation forces has taken a new meaning; not only the house of the dissident is demolished and the village raised to the ground but his male relatives could also be hunted down and killed.
The Kohdahi family of Pidark, Makran and Qalandarani family of Tootak, Khuzdar are just examples from a long list of Baloch families who suffered from the so-called law of colonial rule called collective punishment by Pakistan.
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
Sheikh Saadi Shirazi in a hikayat in Gulistan says, “A dervish with a reputation that his prayers were heard came to Baghdad during the reign of Hajjaj Bin Yusuf, who sought him and requested prayers for his wellbeing. The dervish said that may he be dead. Shocked out of wits Hajjaj asked what kind of prayer was this, the dervish said this was a prayer for the wellbeing of all Muslims and him too.” Meaning that Muslims would be relieved of his tyranny and his sins against them would cease.
“O ye powerful the ‘tormentors of the weak’
How long this torment will you wreak
What use to you this rule and reign
Your death is desired by the weak.”
Dr. Manan Baloch, his Colleagues Murdered in Cold Blood by Pakistani ISI
تحریر: ظفر بلوچ
ترجمہ: بلوچ سرمچار
ایران کے اسلامی انقلابی گارڈ کور (IRGC) کے سیستان اور بلوچستان کے علاقے دوزاپ (زاہدان) میں 17 نومبر 2021 سے 1 جنوری 2022 کے درمیان متعدد حملے جو ہوئے وہ ساراوان میں فروری 2021 کی باغی بغاوت اور کورن، دوزاپ (زاہدان) میں آئی آر جی سی کے اڈے پر قبضہ ہونے کے خلاف حکومت کی پالیسیوں کے تزویراتی مضمرات تھے۔ ان کے نتیجے کے طور پر، بلوچ ایندھن کے تاجروں اور IRGC کے درمیان لڑائیاں تقریباً ایک سال بعد موجودہ تنازعہ میں تبدیل ہو گئی ہیں۔