International Women’s Day Observed by Baloch, Ahwazis, Azeris and Turkomans:
Toronto: A joint session of Baloch, Ahwazi Arabs, South Azerbaijanis and Turkomans observed the International Women’s Day to emphasize the growing role of women in the struggles for social justice, equality and national emancipation of oppressed nations of the world.
Speakers belonging to Baloch, Ahwazi, Azeri and Turkoman communities paid rich tribute to women who are in the forefront to end gender bias, violence, discrimination and inequality in the world as well as in Canada regarding aboriginal women.
Toronto: International Mother Language Day was observed by Baloch, Azerbaijani, Turkoman and Ahwazi Arab communities in Toronto to honour their culture and heritage under repressive occupation of Iran and Pakistan.
Addressing the event Mrs. Mumtaz Baloch the spokesperson of Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) said, the Baluch Language is the principle language of the Baluch People. The Baluch who are now widely spread over the world have managed with difficulty to maintain their language. We all know Mother Language is the first social contact of a human being that will lead to knowledge.
Video testimony of a torture survivor Dr Naseem Baloch from Balochistan (Pakistan). It was played on the International Day to Support Torture Victims held in Toronto, Canada by World Sindhi Congress and Baloch Human Rights Commission (BHRC-Canada) on June 28, 2014.
This is just a partial story concerning the souls being through extreme traumata in Pakistani dungeons.
Speech of Zaffar Baloch, President, BHRC – Canada at Toronto June 28 Event in Support of Victims of Torture
If the mountains of Balochistan could speak; they would tell a tale of blood and tears, decades of unwavering struggle with a single goal in mind – freedom. And if one man who measures up to be the author of this story of courage and wisdom, that man is Khair Bakhsh Marri, the architect of Balochistan’s independence struggle. He had the wisdom to understand the nature of the beast – the state of Pakistan – and the courage to challenge it against all odds.
Khair Bakhsh Marri’s passing away on June 10, 2014 has left behind a political vacuum in Baloch politics, hard to fill in the coming years. Canadian Baloch community shares the sorrow and the loss with the family members and the Baloch nation. On behalf of the Baloch community I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the family members; Gazain Marri, Hairbyar Marri, Hamza Marri and Mehran Marri for the loss of a father who also is the father of the nation.
Toronto, July 2, 2014 – BHRC-Canada has issued a statement of support to Mehran Marri as the newly chosen chief of the Marri tribe following the passing away of Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri. BHRC respects and highly regards the decision taken by the Marri elders to counter the Pakistani state conspiracy to impose Changez Marri as the head of the Marri tribe.
Nader Kahrazehi, President, Baloch Community Organization of Ontario congratulated Mehran Marri as the chief of Marri tribe and for his struggle for the independence of Balochistan as the true follower of the path of Nawab Khair Bakhsh. He expressed his hope that Mehran Marri will stay steadfast like his father in the struggle for independence.
WSC, BHRC Observe International Day to Support Victims of Torture
Toronto, June 28, 2014 – World Sindhi Congress (Canada) and Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) held a joint event to observe the United Nation’s 26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. A large number of Sindhi and Baloch community members and families attended the event in Toronto to express their support for the victims of torture and enforced disappearances in Sindh and Balochistan.
Speakers paid rich tribute to Khair Bakhsh Marri, legendary leader of Balochistan’s independence struggle and elaborated on his life and struggle that has greatly contributed and influenced the political movements in Balochistan. Audience observed a moment of silence to honour the passing away of Khair Bakhsh Marri and the uncompromising struggle he steadfastly led to free Balochistan from the military occupation by Pakistan in 1948.