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Comrade Abdul Qayyum Baloch of Gwadar

Comrade Abdul Qayyum Baloch

His dedication to the Baloch struggle made him a target for Pakistan which wanted him silenced

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Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurSince March 27th 1948s forced accession the Baloch have been resisting the Pakistani state’s attempts to exploit their resources, politically disenfranchise them, physically eliminate and intimidate them and last but not the least turn them into a minority with influx of non-Baloch people. Baloch resistance has so far foiled the evil designs though this has taken a heavy toll of Baloch lives but there seems to be no let up in resistance.

The intensity and areas of this resistance has varied over time; initially it was limited to central Balochistan then it shifted to Marri and Mengal area with traces of it in the Makran coastal areas. Now the resistance encompasses entire Balochistan with Makran coastal and adjoining area being the most active.

کامریڈ عبدالقیوم بلوچ گوادری

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MQM-Altaf not a friend to Baloch

The Baloch should understand that forging alliances with the MQM is forging alliance with the establishment.

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A Baloch activist friend who lives abroad recently wrote to me and expressed concern that some quarters among the Baloch are trying to forge a Baloch-MQM (Altaf)* alliance on the plea that the MQM is anti-establishment and will prove helpful to the Baloch. It is a tricky path to tread with such alliances which join disparate ideologies and sentiments on the basis of quite flimsy grounds of perceived anti-establishment stance. The friend also asked to express my views about this.

Writing about such issues, though necessary, has its pitfalls for there is the possibility of creating misunderstandings among friends and supporters, not to mention even within the ranks of the Baloch too. However, despite the hazards, the subject is too important to not to be commented upon.

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Seeds and soil

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As trees have seeds and mushrooms spores to grow from, similarly movements whether political or armed have historical seeds; movements do not happen without a reason. The Irish Republic is said to be the result of British callousness during the Irish Famine of 1845-1852; Bangladesh the result of Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s March 21, 1948 Dhaka speech about Urdu and then the continued injustices.

Balochistan issue arose when Khan of Kalat was forced to sign the instrument of accession on March 27, 1948. The soil for these seeds are people who are historically conscious of their political and social rights.

The Baloch struggle for their rights has simmered since, and has now and then boiled over into open armed insurgencies. These didn’t succeed in their aims but at the same time Pakistan, despite the use of military might was unable to crush the Baloch resistance.

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Baloch, Balochistan and their Struggle

To understand why Baloch people resisted Pakistan’s attempts to subdue them we will have to look at the past. A brief look at Baloch history will help us understand the present and also enable us to face the future.

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Nations cannot be manufactured on basis of common religion, ideology or geography as has been the case in Pakistan, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Soviet Union and Yugoslavia are no more and in Pakistan fault lines appear daily; you cannot simply lump people together and tell them they are a nation now. Certainly you cannot manufacture a Nation on religious grounds by suppressing diversity in name of religion; it is this suppression of diversity here has resulted in the extreme intolerance that you witness in everyday life in Pakistan and how it is affecting the entire region nay the world. Nations evolve in a historical process they cannot be created on whims of those who would benefit from a custom made nation.

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A slow motion Chernobyl disaster

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Coal is an unforgiving servant as it exacts its proverbial ‘pound of flesh’ from its masters.

To begin with, mined coal needs to be washed of impurities which produce a fantastic amount of coal sludge (slurry) that in turn needs a dam for storage. This sludge contains mercury, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, nickel and selenium, all harmful for people and ecology. Little wonder that people affected by the dam now being established near Ghorano village in Thar are vehemently but futilely protesting.

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Comrade Abdul Qayyum Baloch of Gwadar

Comrade Abdul Qayyum Baloch

His dedication to the Baloch struggle made him a target for Pakistan which wanted him silenced

by Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurSince March 27th 1948s forced accession the Baloch have been resisting the Pakistani state’s attempts to exploit their resources, politically disenfranchise them, physically eliminate and intimidate them and last but not the least turn them into a minority with influx of non-Baloch people. Baloch resistance has so far foiled the evil designs though this has taken a heavy toll of Baloch lives but there seems to be no let up in resistance.

The intensity and areas of this resistance has varied over time; initially it was limited to central Balochistan then it shifted to Marri and Mengal area with traces of it in the Makran coastal areas. Now the resistance encompasses entire Balochistan with Makran coastal and adjoining area being the most active.

کامریڈ عبدالقیوم بلوچ گوادری

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ریاست بمقابلہ عوام: پاکستان کی تاریخ پر نوٹس

تحریر: میر محمد علی ٹالپر

ترجمہ : لطیف بلیدی

’تاریخ میں عوام کو معجزات کرنے کیلئے جانا جاتا ہے؛ کچھ بھی ان کی پہنچ سے باہر نہیں۔‘

Mir Muhammad Ali Talpurکسی ہستی، گروہ، قوم یا ریاست کو عوام کے فطری حقوق پر ترجیح حاصل نہیں ہو سکتی جس کی تخلیق یا وجود کی بنیاد خواہ کچھ بھی ہو جس کے تحت اس نے لوگوں کو ان قیاس کردہ اعلیٰ اور عظیم مقاصد کیلئے اپنے آپ میں ضم کیا ہوا ہو۔ زبانوں، ثقافت، اخلاقیات اور اقدار کا نفاذ جو کہ نافذ کنندہ کی نظروں میں خواہ کتنی ہی بلند و بالا ہوں مگر پھر بھی ان کے نفاذ کو کسی بھی طرح کا جواز فراہم نہیں کر سکتیں چاہے ان وجوہات کی بنیاد مذہبی، سماجی، اقتصادی یا سیاسی ہوں۔ ایسے غیرمنصفانہ نفاذ ہزارہا مسائل کا موجب بنتی ہیں جن کا ہر موڑ پر ہمیشہ انہیں سامنا کرنا پڑتا ہے اور ان کی متضاد اور ناموافق فطرت کی قربت کے باعث وقت کے گزرنے کے ساتھ ان کی شدت اور ارتعاش میں بھی اضافہ ہوجاتا ہے۔

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