Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
It is the corrupt and predatory ruling elite that calls the shots here and decides the fate of this country and, with it, of the teeming millions who have no say in how the affairs of state are run; they have to suffer for the self-serving policies of the elite. The elite has become so obsessed with its righteousness that it has clamped shut all doors of dialogue and considers force the only option in dealing with the people.
The policies of the intransigent elite have failed utterly, creating resentment and discontent, which now have become tangible and begun to be expressed in all manner and mode. The new monolithic nationalism as envisaged by the ruling elite has not only failed to take root, it has become a point of divergence for the different nationalities, simply because the wilful imposition of this nationalism is considered to be the source of their sufferings. People cannot be expected to throw out as excess baggage their cultures, histories and national sentiments for the new nationalism that has only succeeded in providing them with miseries.
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
The British had fully mastered and perfected the art of subjugating and colonizing people with the active help and connivance of some people from among those they intended to subjugate. The British were also ingenious at inflicting indignities; they employed it in all forms and on all people. In the process of colonization this was perhaps the most important and effective weapon. They consecrated the disgraceful and abject surrender to authority while they demonized and ruthlessly penalized all those who offered any resistance to their malicious political, cultural, social and economic assault on established societies. They subdued this vast region with the help of mercenaries and collaborators who opted to sell the destinies of their nations and people for their narrow and contemptible personal gains.
The British were farsighted in their policies and understood the need of controlling the populace through the services of local collaborators who would serve their purposes in future as well. They nurtured, nourished and groomed those who were willing to serve and obey unconditionally. They created an affluent class of their liking, a class of brown sahibs; to help keep people in check .These people were more loyal to the king than the king himself. They served loyally then and continue to serve with even more vigour today. These brown sahibs have been a scourge for the colonized, our region suffering the most at their hands. They certainly surpassed their teachers in the skills of suppressing and oppressing the people and continue to practice those skills to retain their newly acquired ‘empires’.
Throughout history Baloch nation have faced all sort of atrocity by the hands of Pakistani and Iranian occupying forces. Year 2010 saw a new surge in the aggressive killing of a nation who asks for its birthright to a nationhood which is guaranteed by UN charter and signature by the whole international community.