Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
On August 4th 1964 two US destroyers in the Vietnamese waters in the Gulf of Tonkin claimed that they had been attacked by the North Vietnamese gunboats. This alleged attack had never taken place but a furore was created over this and used as an excuse to begin the bombing of North Vietnam. This was the time when slowly US forces were starting to sink in the morass of their own aggression against the Vietnamese people whom they accused of being Communists. The people of Vietnam only wanted their rightful sovereignty which the US was bent upon denying them. What eventually happened to the aggressor is history.
Incidents like these have been staged and at times State managed all through history to use as excuses for aggression and violation of human rights .In the last analysis the aggressor doesn’t really need this fig leaf for its brazen aggression. The aggressor always uses the logic of the wolf of the famous fable about the lamb and wolf ,in which the wolf alleges misdemeanours but is rebutted every time eventually comes out with the stark intent of eating the lamb come what may.
BALOCHISTAN: The shrine of a popular Sufi poet of Balochistan, Mast Twakali, has been set on fire.
The shrine, located in Mawand area of Kohlu district, is visited by thousands of devotees each day and there are a good number of followers of the poet across the subcontinent.
Sources in the Levies Force said that some people entered the shrine in the early hours of Saturday and set it on fire.
If any “vindictive” action was taken against any teacher in the name of election duty, then the teachers would refuse to perform election duties all over the province. Jatak
QUETTA: Deployment of the military and paramilitary forces in the ‘sensitive’ and ‘most sensitive’ districts of Balochistan began on Monday to maintain law and order during the general elections.
Official sources said that more than 15,000 personnel of the army and the Frontier Corps (FC) would be deployed in the sensitive districts, namely, Mastung, Kalat, Khuzdar, Turbat, Panjgur, Gwadar, Dera Bugti, Kohlu, Awaran, Kharan and Washuk.
Occupied Balochistan: Reports reaching here from remote area of Kohistan Marri say that Pakistani occupying forces have begun new offensives in Kohlu of Kahan, the ancestral town of Nawab Marri.
It has further been reported that two women and a child have been wounded due aerial bombardment in Doi Wadh region of Kahan whereas the ground forces have destroyed the livestock of innocent residents of Kahan town and adjourning areas on Wednesday.
Occupied Balochistan: Pakistani security forces continue their kill and dump policy in Balochistan. Body of a 16 year old, disappeared, Marri Baloch has been recovered from MaarGud (Bair Koh) region of district Kohlu in Balochistan.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2010A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission
PAKISTAN: More than 168 children have disappeared from Balochistan, a war crime tribunal should be constituted
Among the lists of disappeared persons from Balochistan province are the names of 168 children and 148 women. Two lists of disappeared persons were released separately, one by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP), an NGO which works to document the cases of missing persons from the area and the other by the Provincial Interior Ministry of Balochistan. The missing people have allegedly been taken by Pakistani intelligence agencies for interrogation over their alleged link to Balochistan separatists and other militant groups in the country.