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Baloch Women and Aurat March

The battle for women’s rights cannot be fought separately from the battles for other rights because all rights are intrinsically interconnected and will have to be fought simultaneously

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The ‘Aurat March’ here on the 8th of March coincides with the ‘International Women’s Day’ which is observed as a Civil awareness day for Women and girls and also as Anti-sexism day and Anti-Discrimination Day. Celebrating such ideals should not have been a source of threat and annoyance to anyone of course except to those who have an inborn insecurity about women having a say over their lives; for unfortunately lives of women have been decided by and dictated by the patriarchy which prevails in most societies for long and these insecure ones feel threatened and imperiled by the freedom that women may succeed in securing by expressing their resentment and defiance at the male dominated homes, societies and states.

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Baloch Culture Day

Looking like a Baloch on ‘culture day’ may be expensive in terms of money but being a Baloch by conduct as per history and historical responsibility comes at a price which probably not many of us are ready to pay

‘Am I Baloch because of my Paag?
“Resistance Day or Cultural Day”

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I am posing a question and will then try to answer it; in my answer I will express my views on something which has quite recently become a fad and fashion with zero returns either politically, culturally, socially or economically.

Does the Paag, Sadri and Chawat or Pashk and Sarri define a person or his/her Balochiyat or is it the character and deeds of that person which truly define his/her Balochiyat and love for Balochistan?

کیا میں اپنے پاگ ( پگڑٰی )کی وجہ سے بلوچ ہوں؟

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کیا میں اپنے پاگ ( پگڑٰی )کی وجہ سے بلوچ ہوں؟

‘کلچر ڈے’ کے موقع پر ایک بلوچ کی طرح دیکھنا پیسوں کے معاملے میں مہنگا پڑ سکتا ہے لیکن تاریخ اور تاریخی ذمہ داری کے مطابق طرز عمل کے مطابق ایک بلوچ ہونے کی قیمت اس قیمت پر آتی ہے جو شاید ہم میں سے بہت سے ادا کرنے کو تیار نہیں ہیں

انگلش: میر محمد علی تالپور

اردو ترجمعہ: لالا فہیم بلوچ

میں ایک سوال کھڑا کر رہا ہوں اور پھر اس کا جواب دینے کی کوشش کروں گا۔ میرے جواب میں کسی ایسی چیز پر اپنے خیالات کا اظہار کروں گا جو حال ہی میں سیاسی ، ثقافتی ، معاشرتی یا معاشی طور پر صفر کی واپسی کے ساتھ ایک فیشن اور فیشن بن گیا ہے۔

کیا پاگ ، سدری اور چاوٹ )( جوتے )یا پشک قمیض اور سری کسی شخص یا اس کے بلوچیات کی تعریف کرتے ہیں یا یہ اس شخص کا کردار اور کام ہے جو واقعی اس کی بلوچیات اور بلوچستان سے محبت کی تعریف کرتا ہے؟

Baloch Culture Day

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Is PTM an ‘engineered protest’?

You should always keep in your mind what Friedrich Nietzsche has said is the defining quality of great men; he says, “It is not the strength but the duration of great sentiments that makes great men”.

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The statement from the Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said on April 12 that “engineered protests” would not be allowed to reverse the gains of counterterrorism operations and cautioned the nation against forgetting sacrifices of “real heroes”. He, without naming the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), blamed it as something which was not indigenous but was being supported and guided by the usual suspects they have been accusing of guiding and supporting the Baloch (and the Bengalis in the past) for protesting against the injustices and the state terror being perpetrated against them.

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ستائیس مارچ 1948 : سیاسی بیداری 

نواب خیر بخش نے کبھی بھی ایڈجسٹ نہیں کیا تو لہٰذا یہ بات بھی غلط ہے کہ ’ہمارے باپ دادا‘ نے ہر طرح سے ایڈجسٹ کرنے کی کوشش کی تھی۔

تحریر: میر محمد علی ٹالپر
ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

حال ہی میں بلوچ ریپبلیکن پارٹی کے رہنما براہندگ بگٹی نے اپنے ٹویٹس کے ذریعے 27 مارچ، 1948 کے واقعات کے حوالے سے پاکستانی ورژن کی تائید کی ہے، جسے بلوچ ’یومِ سیاہ‘ کے طور پر مناتے ہیں چونکہ بلوچستان کو غیر قانونی طور پر پاکستان میں شامل کیا گیا تھا۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ یہ بلوچستان کا نہیں بلکہ صرف کلات کا الحاق تھا اور اس کے بعد مزید ٹویٹس میں کہا کہ ”بلوچستان کے الحاق (منقول) کے بعد ہمارے باپ دادا نے ہمیشہ پاکستان کے ساتھ ایڈجست کرنے کی کوشش کی تھی۔ جدوجہد کی تمام شکلوں کے ساتھ، پوری بلوچ قیادت نے بارہا پاکستان کے اندر بلوچ حقوق کے لئے کوششیں کیں۔“ عجب اتفاق ہے کہ اپنے اگلے ہی ٹویٹ میں، جس سے قبل انہوں صرف کلات کے الحاق کا دعویٰ کیا تھا، وہ پھر سے ’بلوچستان کے الحاق‘ کا حوالہ دیتے ہیں۔

Balochistan: Political awakening

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Balochistan: Political awakening

Nawab Khair Bakhsh never adjusted so it is wrong to impute that ‘our forefathers’ tried to adjust in every way.

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Recently, Brahumdagh Bugti, the leader of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), through a tweet, subscribed to the Pakistani version of the events of March 27th 1948, which Baloch observe as a black day as Balochistan was illegally annexed to Pakistan. He said it was only Kalat and not Balochistan that was annexed and then in further tweets said: “After the annexation of #Balochistan (sic), our forefathers always tried to adjust within #Pakistan. With all forms of struggle, the entire Baloch leadership, at one time or another strived for the Baloch rights inside Pakistan.” Incidentally in the very next tweet after claiming that only Kalat was annexed he refers to ‘annexation of #Balochistan’.

All evidence regarding the annexation belies this claim and moreover not all ‘forefathers’ tried to adjust. Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri was told by Davies, then a Political Agent of Marri-Bugti Agency, in 1953 that ‘why don’t you let them build roads and bring development for your wretched people” to which Nawab Sahib had said: “Davies, say if Germany had conquered Britain in the Second World War and someone had come and told you why don’t you allow development for your wretched people, what would your answer have been?” To this Davies had said, “Khair Bakhsh, I’ll be dammed if I ever again ask you for development.”

ستائیس مارچ 1948 : سیاسی بیداری

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On the question of Baloch-Pashtun unity

Undoubtedly, the issue of missing persons demands a unified approach but in this melee the reason why Baloch go missing should not be swamped, forgotten and sidelined

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I do not want to be seen as someone throwing a monkey wrench into the works and undermining the move towards a prospective Baloch-Pashtun unity but there are certain things which all those advocating and proposing this unity should understand and keep in view. I for one would be the happiest if this much-wanted unity materializes and becomes a political reality in this depressingly barren political landscape. I have mentioned below some things which do require attention of all who desire the much-needed unity between Baloch and Pashtuns and all those who want return of missing persons.

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