Killed by Pakistan Army on August 19, 2011
Genocide is defined in Article 2 of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948): – “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group.”
Since 1948, after the World War II, the countries that committed genocide have denied it, and the civilized world that have committed itself not to allow it to happen again stood idle, avoiding to call an annihilation a genocide because they will be obliged to take action to stop it. We Baloch are squeezed between these two worlds, slaughtered by Iran and Pakistan but our situation not recognized as genocide by the West and the international community.
Toronto, Feb 23, 2014 – 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.
Baloch representative from Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and Balochistan People’s Party spoke on the occasion and described the situation of cultural genocide and mass killings as ongoing repressive measures by the states of Iran and Pakistan to quell the freedom and rights movement of the Baloch people.
QUETTA: Long march protesters led by relatives of missing Baloch persons reached industrial town of Hub, a township sharing a border with Karachi, after travelling 667 kilometres on foot from Quetta.
It has been 24 days since women and children – whose loved ones have been missing for years – began walking on the RCD highway.
Victor Jara, Sana Sangat, Jalil Reki, Zaman Marri, Faiz Marri, his brother Khudadad, Mohammad Khan Marri, his brother Mohammad Nabi, Ali Sher Kurd and hundreds of others have been killed here as were in Chile by the establishment
Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez was born in a poor peasant family near Santiago on September 28, 1932. Manuel Jara, his father, abandoned the family but his mother, Amanda Martínez, a self-taught folk musician, educated her children and endowed them with love for humanity. Jara’s mother died when he was 15 and after dabbling with a few things ended up as an exemplary teacher, theatre director, poet, singer-songwriter, political activist and member of the Communist Party of Chile. He supported the Unidad Popular (‘Popular Unity’) coalition candidate Salvador Allende for the Chilean presidency in 1970 and campaigned by volunteering for political work and free concerts. Allende won but his pro-people policies irked the United States, which went all out to oust him, and eventually its quisling, the Chilean army chief Augusto Pinochet, toppled Allende who did not surrender and died fighting.
Sharif has the corporate world’s backing because he is aggressively pro-business and dreams up mega-projects that never benefit ordinary people
I was amused to see Saddruddin Hashwani, head of Hashoo Group, assume the role of a statesman advising all to become more responsible and mature. I would have been surprised had not his uttering come to notice before. In this recent wide-ranging preposterous statement he advised political parties to cooperate for formulation of strategy to resolve national issues. He opined that the proper usage of natural resources would stabilise the country’s economy and added, “Almighty Allah has gifted Pakistan with rich natural resources and our next 11 generations could benefit from the Reko Diq project as this project will save Pakistan’s future.” He, in my opinion, suggested rather ludicrously that the Reko Diq project should be run under the supervision of the country’s strategic institutions (read army) so that it could be protected from fraudulent practices. Angels incarnate they? He praised Nawaz Sharif’s initiatives on the Gwadar Port and Shahbaz Sharif’s hard work for stabilising the economy. He said Pakistan’s business community always sacrificed for the country and was ready to render more. Some sacrifices!
The Islamic republic of Pakistan continues its inhuman acts of terror against Baloch people even in the holy month of Ramzan as bodies of three previously abducted Baloch have been recovered in Karachi and Dera Bugti area of Balochistan on Thursday night and Friday nights respectively.
The dead bodies of 82 year old Hammal Bugti and his son Wahid Bugti were found dumped in Aasreli area of Sui, Dera Bugti whereas body of Ejaz Baloch was found from Mangho peer area of Karachi, Mr Baloch was a resident of Chitkan area of Panjgur, Balochistan.