Nawab Yousif Ali Khan Aziz Magsi was born in 1901 in Jal Magsi, Balochistan. His father Nawab Qassir Khan Magsi was the chief of Magsi tribe. He learned his Basic and religious education from Qasi Rasool Buskh. Mulana Gulam Qader of Baulpur taught him Urdu, Persian and Arabic. He became a pupil of Kaniah Lal of Lahore to learn English. Under the guidance of such great teacher of there time Yousif Magsi personality was build, which made him the visionary, revolutionary, freedom loving leader of the Baloch nation. Continue reading →
The State has allowed and empowered religious groups and madrassas to proliferate in Balochistan, hoping that religion will change or at least dilute the nationalist sentiments.
Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
Nearly all nation-states actively try to discourage diversity and the right to be different. No discourse on diversity is allowed in mainstream narratives, and a false sense of uniformity is forced upon people. History is replete with the horrors perpetrated by these dominant actors in attempts to create uniformity through both subtle and brutal ways.
This could lead to a conflict with dominant actors as we have seen it happening in the case of Bangladesh and Balochistan. Historically, this forced uniformity didn’t bode well either for Pakistan or for the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, as they broke up.
The Islamic Republic hanged a member of the Baluch minority Thursday morning, bringing the number of executed Baluch prisoners to 19, including two women, in five days.
Right groups have described the promptness of the regime’s executions of Baluch prisoners in recent weeks as “an official policy to intimidate protesters in Sistan and Baluchistan province,” where anti-regime rallies have been held weekly since the “Women, Life, Freedom” protests began in September.
The Thursday execution was carried out at Mashhad Central Prison and there are unconfirmed reports that several other people from the minority group have been transferred to death row.
Baloch pro-independence leader and head of Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, in a tweet on the microblogging website Twitter, said regarding the Pakistani army in Balochistan.
“Our enemy army has lost the war on battlegrounds. They’re retreating from their positions; soldiers are deserting on daily basis; we have broken their nerves & morale which is the result of Baloch martyers’ sacrifices. That is why the rogue army is squashed up at major garrisons.”
Shaal (Balochistan): Pakistan, the illegal occupant of Balochistan, is depriving the local children of education, a pro-freedom group saying that at least 76 schools have been shut down or converted into military posts in just two Tehsils of one district of the annexed Province.
While 13 schools have been closed in Mashkhai Tehsil of Awaran district, 63 schools in Awaran Tehsil are facing the same situation, according to Baloch National Movement (BNM).
According to the Department of Social Welfare of BNM, which has prepared the report, these actions reflect Pakistan’s colonial system and approach to education in Balochistan, proving the suppression of consciousness.
A police car ran over four Baloch traveling on two motorcycles in the south-eastern city of Fanuj on the evening of April 25, killing a 16-year-old teenager and seriously injuring three others, said human rights activists.
Haalvsh, a group that monitors rights violations in Sistan and Baluchistan province, said that police officers shot at demonstrators who had gathered in the streets after the incident, inflicting injuries to three more people.
The semi-official Fars news agency reported that police shot in the air “because some protesters threw stones and glass” at a police station.
Despite being behind bars, Mahal Baloch continues to appear in the media, making confessional statements.
The 27-year-old single mother of two, who belongs to the Gumazi area of Kech district, was arrested by the Counterterrorism Department (CTD) of Balochistan in March this year.
Authorities accused her of being a member of the banned Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) and alleged that she was planning a suicide attack.
But unusually for such a case, the under-custody Mahil has recently been interviewed by a number of media outlets. After the interviews aired, Baloch activists took to social media, terming it a “media trial”.