The Baloch are seeking to undo the historical wrong committed against them on March 27, 1948, and all the injustices that stemmed from that
Prime Minister (PM) Raja Pervez Ashraf talking to reporters in Gwadar recently said, “We should forgive each other,” and that we should move towards a new era of development and progress in Balochistan. He added, “All of us should forget the past mistakes and atrocities committed by the previous government in Balochistan and move forward to achieve the goal of development and make it a developed and prosperous province.” It is all very convenient to blame the previous government while forgetting the slow burn genocide that has continued under the PPP-led government’s watch; it is a case of a very, very selective amnesia.
ا1948 میں فلسطین کی جنگ کے دوران، قریب 750000 فلسطینیوں کو نکال باہر کیا گیااور سینکڑوں فلسطینی دیہاتوں کو ویران اور تباہ وبرباد کردیا گیا
14 مئی، 1948 کو اسرائیل کی تخلیق کے بعد فلسطینیوں کی اپنی زمین سے جبری انخلاءکی یاد میںفلسطینیوں نے 15 مئی کو چونسٹھ واں یوم النکبہ یا تباہی کا دن منایا۔ ’یوم النکبہ‘ کا دن ایک واقعہ کے طور پر نہیں منایا جاتا ہے بلکہ فلسطینیوں کی نقل مکانی، قبضِ حقوق اور محرومی کے عمل کے طور پر منایا جاتا ہے کہ جب اس کا آغاز ہوا اور انہیں نقصان پہنچانے کیلئے جاری رہا۔
During the 1948 Palestine war, some 750,000 Palestinians were expelled and hundreds of Palestinian villages were depopulated and destroyed
The Palestinians observed the 64th Yawm an-Nakba or Catastrophe Day, marking the forced exodus of Palestinians from their lands after Israel’s creation on May 14, 1948, on May 15. The ‘Nakba Day’ is not observed as an event but as the process of displacement, disenfranchising, and deprivation of Palestinians that it initiated and continues to blight them.
Last year’s Nakba Day march at the Lebanon-Israel border was called ‘March for the return to Palestine’ with protestors chanting, “By our soul, our blood, we sacrifice ourselves for you, Palestine.” Israeli forces, using live ammunition, had injured more than 100 protestors and killed six, among them two girls aged six and eight; in all 12 protesters died. Israeli firing on ‘Naksa Day’, meaning ‘Day of the Setback’, observed on June 5 to commemorate the displacement of Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the 1967 Six-Day War, in June near Golan, resulted in protestors suffering 20 killed and hundreds injured.
Toronto, Sunday, 03/25/2012 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, jointly observed March 27, 1948 illegal occupation of Balochistan, and described it a dark period in the nation’s history. At a well-attended gathering of political activists, community members, and organizations representing Baloch, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Alahwazi Arabs, South Azerbaijanis, Turkomans, and progressive elements in Toronto – speakers expressed strong solidarity with the Baloch struggle for freedom and rights.
Filed under News, Reports
Baloch Human Rights Council Statement
Dr. Zaffar Baloch talk about March 27 Black Day on Gwank Radio
Dr. Zaffar Baloch