Professor Naela Qadri in 1998 with poster: “Balochistan grows flowers, not atomic bombs.”
By Wendy Johnson
“For never was a story of more woe…”
The Baloch have been protesting features of their ill-fated gun-to-the-head marriage with Pakistan ever since this nation was occupied in 1948 by British-created Pakistan. At times the protests display poetic flourishes, such as the protest signs held in this first ever South Asia anti-nuke protest in Quetta led by Professor Naela Qadri in 1998. Naela’s poster reads “Balochistan grows flowers, not atomic bombs.”
Toronto, May 27, 2011 – Toronto and Vancouver chapters of Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) staged demonstrations in front of the U.S. Consulates today to protest the 13th anniversary of Pakistan’s nuclear tests in Balochistan back in 1998. In a press statement released from the BHRC’s central office in Toronto, the organization’s leaders declared the N-tests a black day in the history of Baloch nation and a threat to world peace.
by Imtiaz Baloch
Pakistan is the country that gives national security experts around the world nightmares. Pakistan is a country with an unstable and irrational history- Pakistan is a country that harbors Al-Qaida and its radical Islamic cells- Pakistan is a country with a notorious intelligence service which pampers Taliban- Pakistan is a country whose army’s very anthem is to become the mercenary of the Islamic world right from the River Neil to Kashagar (Uyghur) China. It’s a country whose notorious nuclear missiles are named after the Islamic invaders who came from Central Asia to invade India. And if you want to put some more spice into this, it’s a country with a nuclear arsenal.