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Pakistan’s Baloch activists take separatist battle online

Burned houses of Baloch

Images of burned villages and charred bodies, clips of people screaming for help: with a wall of silence hindering traditional media, insurgents are using social networks to present a narrative of violent abuses by security forces in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.

A simple search for “Awaran Operation” on Twitter is enough to reveal dozens of photographs said to be from the July offensive launched by the army against separatist Baloch rebels, many of which are difficult to look at.

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Social Media: Boon or Bane For The Baluchistan Freedom Struggle.. By Laila Baloch

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Social media being a powerful communication tool of twenty first century is playing a vital role in highlighting the excesses against deprived, aggrieved and oppressed people at both national and international level. Apart from this, history is replant with the examples where Social media did miracles in the world of international politics. Along with Egypt there are many other nations of the world which used social media as a source to get relief from the oppressors and to get their rights. These states’ elements by utilizing social media properly become successful in vibrating the wires of internal as well as external forces against occupiers and imposed rulers to get an absolute freedom. 

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Pakistan urged to investigate murder and torture of Baloch activists

Amnesty International Press Release
26 October 2010


The Pakistani government must investigate the torture and killings of more than 40 Baloch leaders and political activists over the past four months, Amnesty International said today.

Activists, politicians and student leaders are among those who have been targeted in enforced disappearances, abductions, arbitrary arrests and cases of torture and other ill-treatment. The violence takes place against a backdrop of increasing political unrest and Pakistan army operations in Balochistan, south western Pakistan.
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Journalist join police to beat up protesting Baloch students

BRINGING shame to the worldwide community, Pakistani journalist allegedly joined the Pakistani police to beat up Baloch student protesters. As per the sources, the Islamabad based journalists boycotted the protest by Baloch Student Organisation, which was staged a protest on Monday at National Press Club (NPC) to condemn the abductions of 8,000 Baloch activists, torture and subsequent murder of Ali Sher Kurd, a Baloch lawyer, writer and poet. The journalist allegedly used abusive language against the Baloch protesters and jointed Islamabad police to beat up the the Baloch students. Several of the students have been badly injured. The police lodged FIR against all of the student protesters.
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