The human rights abuses by the Pakistani State in its estranged province of Balochistan through enforced disappearances, torture, and summary executions have been noticed by British members of parliament. In the past few weeks, MPs have asked the government about its policy regarding the disputed region.
On March 10, Pete Wishart of the Scottish National Party asked the British foreign ministry – the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, “… whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the human rights situation in the Pakistani region of Balochistan, including the potential occurrence of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial executions, and honour killings”.
LONDON: The Baloch Diaspora in London held a peaceful protest here on Saturday to raise awareness about continued human rights violations by Pakistani security forces on Baloch civilians, as also voicing their concern over the abduction of Baloch women and children.
The protestors were carrying placards and banner inscribed with different slogans against human rights violations in Balochistan.
London: British human rights campaigner PeterTatchell has dedicated his receipt of an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from De Montfort University to the people of Balochistan and their struggle for freedom and self-determination.
Mr Tatchell received his award on 23 January 2014, in recognition of his 47 year of human rights campaigning, at a ceremony at The Curve in Leicester, UK. Continue reading →
WHEN Mohammed Ali Talpur lost both his hands in an explosion some 40 years ago, he was in Balochistan’s Marri hills, miles away from anything resembling medical care. It took two doctors six days, including a plane trip to Quetta from Karachi and a camel ride into the mountains, to reach him. But this battle-scarred veteran warrior survived to tell the tale of being part of the Baloch insurgency of the 1970s. Continue reading →
London: Baloch Community London and IVBMP organised an event on the National Remembrance Day of Baloch heroes of liberation struggle at Cumberland Hotel in London on Wednesday.
A fair number of Baloch, Sindhi and other human rights and political activist attended the gathering to pay their respects and homage to Baloch national martyrs. The meeting began with Baloch national anthem and two minutes of silence in respect of thousands of Baloch men and women who laid their lives while defending Balochistan against foreign forces.
LONDON: Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) held a demonstration in front of Iranian embassy, 16 Prince’s Gate Sw7 1PT London on Sunday 10 November 2013 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm to protest against the recent Barbaric mass execution of Baloch prisoners by Iran in a revenge of a border clash with its security men. A large no. of Baloch, Sindhi, Kurdish and Ahwazi political and human rights activists participated in the demo. They condemn the Iranian state brutal executions of Baloch political activists and called for unity and combined efforts to regain their freedom & sovereignty.
Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) strongly condemns the barbaric act of Iranian government of hanging 16 Baloch nationalist activists last week.
It has been widely reported by international media that Sixteen Baloch rebels have been hanged in Iran in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush. It is worth mentioning that these prisoners were already kept in solitary confinement before being hanged in the revenge of killing of border forces.
This inhuman act of disproportionate measure is the continuation of Iranian policy of crushing the peace full Baloch national resistance movement in Iran.
Self-exiled Baloch nationalist says military should hand over relief work to NGOs and int’l humanitarian organisations, saying relief operations are not military’s job
By Kiyya Qadir Baloch
ISLAMABAD: Expressing support for the Baloch insurgency, self-exiled Baloch leader Nawabzada Hayrbiya Marri urged the international community to pressure Pakistan to allow international humanitarian organisations direct access to Balochistan’s earthquake-affected areas.
London: Baloch patriot leader Hyrbyair Marri in a statement from London said that Baloch nation got rid of British occupier and gained their independence on 11 August 1947. The Baloch freedom was short lived as another occupier (the illegitimate creation British) Pakistan, which is devoid of any humanity and rational, moral and historical legitimacy, invaded Baloch motherland only eight months after Balochistan’s independence from Britain. Ever since, this bogus fanatic state has been committing countless war crimes against Baloch people and violating all international laws in the book in Balochistan.
London: In a large gathering organized by Baloch Human Rights Council, the Baloch community in London observed the independence day of Balochistan. The meeting was held on 11 August 2013 in the Birkbeck University of London.
The meeting was to highlight the importance of the month of August in the Baloch history in which important happenings changed the destiny of the Baloch people. In August 1928, the Iranians were finally succeeded in occupying the Baloch chiefdom of western Balochistan with the use of brutal military prowess. On 11 August 1947, the Baloch State of Kalat declared its independence in the wake of British withdrawal from India but after a few months of independence, it was occupied by Pakistan in 1948.