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Balochistan Suffered a ‘Bloody August’ With 67 Deaths: Activists

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A brutal crackdown seems to have taken place in Pakistan’s disturbed border province of Balochistan after Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the human rights violations there in his 15 August Independence Day address.

The toll of dead and missing people has witnessed a sharp surge, with at least 67 dead and over 150 reported missing in August alone, local activists and multiple well-informed sources with access to inside information have averred.
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Call me a dog, but not a Pakistani: Baloch refugee

balochNEW DELHI: When 25-year-old Mazdak Dilshad Baloch arrived in India a few months ago, he raised the suspicion of immigration authorities at the New Delhi airport. Mazdak had a Canadian passport which showed the place of birth as Quetta in Pakistan.

Mazdak, one of the few Baloch refugees in New Delhi told ET: “I was at pain explaining to the immigration authority that I was not a Pakistani. Call me a dog, but not a Pakistani. I am a Baloch. Because of my place of birth, I faced a lot of harassment.”

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International Community Should Help Restore Sovereignty of Balochistan: BNM South Korea

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Pusan, South Korea July 24, 2016: Baloch National Movement (BNM) South Korea held a protest against Pakistan army brutal atrocity in Balochistan.

Protest was held at Someoyon Underground Market in Pusan city of South Korea where a large number of people participated. BNM leaders distributed pamphlets to highlight the war crimes committed by Pakistan in Balochistan.

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PAKISTAN: Military intensifies operation in Balochistan

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Pakistan’s security establishment has been conducting military operations in Balochistan since 2001, to obtain control over the Baloch land and resources. Tortured and bullet-riddled bodies of Baloch missing persons are found daily in the province. Resistance by the cornered populace is perceived as insurgency and a threat to national security. The construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor has given the government further excuse to accelerate the military operation against the insurgency fighting for their legitimate right to control their resources.

The Baloch ethnic population perceives the Corridor project as a plan to convert them into a minority in their own homeland, and have openly opposed it on every level. This opposition has fuelled military atrocities such as burning houses and conducting aerial bombardments, victimising children and women.

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نکاسی ء سمندر

تحریر: میر محمد علی ٹالپر
ترجمہ : لطیف بلیدی

جہاں کہیں بھی مچھلی ظالم سے بچ نکلے تو وہاں ایفرائین ریوس مونٹ کے نکاسی ء سمندر والے ہتھکنڈے کا استعمال شروع ہوجاتا ہے۔ لوگوں کے سمندر کی نکاسی صرف ظلم اور جبر سے کی جا سکتی ہے جوکہ نسل کشی کے برابر ہوتی ہے

Mir Muhammad Ali Talpurچیئرمین ماو نے ایک دفعہ کہا تھا کہ، ”گوریلا کا لوگوں کے درمیان نقل و حرکت کرنا ضروری ہے چونکہ مچھلی سمندر میں تیرتی ہے۔“ جہاں کہیں بھی لوگ اپنے حقوق کیلئے لڑ رہے ہوں، اس بنیادی اصول سے واقف ہوتے ہیں۔ بلوچستان کے گوریلے یا سرمچار، جیسا کہ بلوچ انہیں اس نام سے پکارتے ہیں، بھی مختلف نہیں ہیں۔ وہ لوگوں کی مدد کے بل پر پنپتے اور زندہ رہتے ہیں جو کہ سمندر ہیں اور وہ مچھلیاں۔

Draining the sea

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Draining the sea – Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

Wherever the fish elude the oppressor, the use of Efrain Rios Montt’s tactics to drain the sea begin. The sea of people can be drained only by brutality and oppression bordering on genocide

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurThose who want to stop people from gaining their rights, because achievement of these rights would endanger their lucrative sources of income and the land they control, know that the sea will always sustain the fish and not them. That is why the Pakistani state uses tactics similar to those used by the Guatemalan government when it was fighting leftist guerilla groups supported by indigenous Mayans and poor peasants from the 1960s onwards. In 1982, Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt said, “The guerrilla is the fish. The people are the sea. If you cannot catch the fish, you have to drain the sea.” Montt was indicted for genocide and crimes against humanity in January 2012. Wherever the fish elude the oppressor, the use of Efrain Rios Montt’s tactics to drain the sea begin. The sea of people can be drained only by brutality and oppression bordering on genocide. The present situation in Balochistan has prompted the establishment to try and drain the sea, and they have begun it in Awaran and Mashkay areas where no one is allowed to go.

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Baloch National Movement in Germany protests against recovery of mass graves

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Berlin, Germany: A protest was held in front of the USA embassy in Berlin, Germany on 9 February 2013. Members of BNM Germany zone and activists of many other groups joined the protest.

The protest was about the discovery of three mass graves in Tootak Balochistan. The activists were protesting against the silence of the world on the genocide of the indigenous Baloch people at the hands of Pakistani state forces. 169 bodies were recovered from these mass graves. Only three bodies had been identified by the identity cards which were found in their clothes. They were recognized as Qadir Baksh s/o Miskan, Mohammed Omer s/o Bhai Khan and Naseer s/o Bhai Khan. These three political activists were abducted by the State security forces from Awaran city at broad day light in October 2013. These three identified bodies were also enlisted with the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons.

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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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