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Pakistan’s Baloch activists take separatist battle online

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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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Baloch tweeples bombarded MEPs with tweets as part of their mass awareness campaign

London: Online and Social Media activism is growing and becoming effective with each passing day. The Baloch Social Media Association (BSMA) on Sunday launched an awareness campaign on twitter. The purpose of the mass twitting was to present evidence of human rights violations in Balochistan to the wider world community. Most of the tweets were directed at members of European parliament and US senators. The BSMA has urged the international community to play their role in stopping the on-going slow but calculated genocide of Baloch Nation by Pakistan.

They posted videos of Pakistan Air Force bombardment, burning villages and pictures of the victims of states kill and dump policy in Balochistan. Many of the tweets questioned EU and US silence over atrocities against Baloch people by Pakistan and Iran.

In the next phase of their mass awareness campaign they aim to tweet the international press in an effort to draw their attention towards the plight of Baloch Nation.

Before they end of its campaign the BSMA has submitted an open letter to Member of European parliament which read as follows:

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