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.
NEW 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.”
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.
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.
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
چیئرمین 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
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
Those 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.
نکاسی ء سمندر
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.