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Terrorism, Nationalism or Revolution in Balochistan

By Khalid Hayat Jamaldini

What is going on in Balochistan? Is it terrorism? Is it struggle for provincial autonomy? Or is it a Baloch revolutionary movement, aimed at breaking the chains of slavery and changing the status quo–Pakistan’s totalitarian colonialism?

Baloch professors, politicians, intellectuals, human right activists and journalists are brutally gunned down during daylight, while students, political activists and poets are kidnapped in the darkness of night. Their bodies, when found, reveal cruel and agonizing deaths.

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VIEW: Brahmdagh, a thorn in Malik’s side

Why is Mr Malik so obsessed with this young man? If Mr Malik has been trying to lure him to the negotiation table, why has he failed so far? Why would a ‘teenager’, as Mr Malik describes him, choose to seek the independence of Balochistan? Why would Malik use force to teach him a lesson?

by Khalid Hayat Jamaldini

Whenever the issue of Balochistan’s unrest is raised with neighbouring countries, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik would demand the handover of Brahmdagh Bugti. Mr Malik holds this young man in his 30s responsible for the insurgency in Balochistan. Malik blames Afghanistan for providing him shelter and India for issuing him an Indian passport. Pakistan warned in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, that it would hand over to the Indian government evidence that its agencies are backing Bugti. They vowed to do the same thing to Afghanistan, but we are yet to see this happen publicly.
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Baloch are treated as aliens in their own homeland

by Khalid Hayat Jamaldini

Torture and kidnapping of the Baloch in Balochistan by law enforcement agencies, especially the paramilitary forces, has become common practice in the last few years. They kidnap us, arrest us on false charges, torture us, brutally murder us and then throw our corpses away. Many of us are still missing. The reasons behind these incidents are that we are Baloch by ethnicity and we are continuously demanding for the respect of our rights and the recognition of our identity. This mistreatment happens to the Baloch at all levels; rich and poor, educated and uneducated.
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