July 3, 2014 · 3:14 pm
Speech of Zaffar Baloch, President, BHRC – Canada at Toronto June 28 Event in Support of Victims of Torture
If the mountains of Balochistan could speak; they would tell a tale of blood and tears, decades of unwavering struggle with a single goal in mind – freedom. And if one man who measures up to be the author of this story of courage and wisdom, that man is Khair Bakhsh Marri, the architect of Balochistan’s independence struggle. He had the wisdom to understand the nature of the beast – the state of Pakistan – and the courage to challenge it against all odds.
Khair Bakhsh Marri’s passing away on June 10, 2014 has left behind a political vacuum in Baloch politics, hard to fill in the coming years. Canadian Baloch community shares the sorrow and the loss with the family members and the Baloch nation. On behalf of the Baloch community I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family members; Gazain Marri, Hairbyar Marri, Hamza Marri and Mehran Marri for the loss of a father who also is the father of the nation.
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June 30, 2014 · 3:35 pm
WSC, BHRC Observe International Day to Support Victims of Torture
Toronto, June 28, 2014 – World Sindhi Congress (Canada) and Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) held a joint event to observe the United Nation’s 26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. A large number of Sindhi and Baloch community members and families attended the event in Toronto to express their support for the victims of torture and enforced disappearances in Sindh and Balochistan.
Speakers paid rich tribute to Khair Bakhsh Marri, legendary leader of Balochistan’s independence struggle and elaborated on his life and struggle that has greatly contributed and influenced the political movements in Balochistan. Audience observed a moment of silence to honour the passing away of Khair Bakhsh Marri and the uncompromising struggle he steadfastly led to free Balochistan from the military occupation by Pakistan in 1948.
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