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April 24: Sabeen Mahmud #UnsilencingBalochistan

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میر محمد علی ٹالپر: بلوچستان میں لاپتہ افراد کی آواز

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

تحریر : امتیاز احمد

ترجمہ: لطیف بلیدی

میر محمد علی ٹالپر، جو بلوچستان میں ”لاپتہ افراد“ کیلئے لڑ رہے ہیں، کا کہنا ہے کہ یہ مسئلہ کوئی حالیہ رجحان نہیں ہے۔

میر محمد علی ٹالپر ان چند پاکستانیوں میں سے ایک ہیں جنہوں نے شورش زدہ صوبے بلوچستان میں ”لاپتہ افراد“ یا جبری طور پر غائب کیے گئے متاثرین کا مسئلہ اٹھایا ہے جو انہیں سیکورٹی اسٹابلشمنٹ کی نظروں میں لے آیا ہے۔

ٹالپر کی مسلسل نگرانی کی جاتی ہے اور ان کی نقل و حرکت پر بھی نظر رکھی جاتی ہے۔ ان سے ملنے والے لوگ بھی انٹیلی جنس ایجنسیوں کی نظروں میں ہیں۔ گزشتہ سال اپریل میں وہ ٹی ٹو ایف، کراچی کا ایک کیفے جو انسانی حقوق کے کارکنوں کے حوالے سے مقبول ہے، کے ایک مباحثے کے پینل پر تھے جس میں ”لاپتہ افراد“ پر بحث کی گئی تھی، اسکے بعد ٹی ٹو ایف کی بانی سبین محمود کو اسوقت گولی مار کر قتل کیا گیا جب وہ گھر جارہی تھیں۔

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur: Voice of missing people in Balochistan

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Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur: Voice of missing people in Balochistan

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Hundreds who opposed the military operation and the presence of outsiders have been picked up by intelligence agencies and, in most instances, never heard of again.

Imtiaz Ahmad, Hindustan Times, Islamabad

Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur is among the few Pakistanis who have raised the issue of “missing people” or victims of enforced disappearances in the troubled province of Balochistan, making him a marked man in the eyes of the security establishment.

 میر محمد علی ٹالپر: بلوچستان میں لاپتہ افراد کی آواز

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There Will Be Blood : Sabeen Mahmud and Pakistan’s War on Activists

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The only people with the right to free speech in Pakistan belong to the military or its militant clients. Everybody else must get in line.


Last week, unknown assailants shot and killed human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and commercial hub, where she ran T2F (short for the Second Floor), a small café-cum-cultural center. Since its opening in 2007, T2F has provided budding poets, writers, and activists a safe space for critical expression in a country where the military and militants linked to it have created an environment of doubt, fear, and uncertainty. She was targeted immediately after hosting a discussion in the center called, “Unsilencing Balochistan Take 2” on human rights violations in the resource rich southwestern province, where the military and its intelligence services have waged a long “dirty war” against Baluch separatists.

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Sabeen Mahmud: Martyr for freedom


Pakistani civil society activists on April 28, 2015 hold pictures of rights campaigner Sabeen Mahmud during a protest in Islamabad against her killing in a driveby shooting in Karachi. (AFP PHOTO / Farooq NAEEM)

You speak you die. ISI’s message to all those speaking up for Balochistan


Sabeen Mahmud joked on her Twitter profile she was willing to “die for Hugh Laurie”.

Instead, she was assassinated last Friday night, a martyr for Balochistan’s war of independence from Pakistan.

Mahmud, 40, was not your typical human rights activist.

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Ahwazi Struggle for Independence Turns Ninety : Toronto Gathering Pays Rich Tribute to Sabeen Mahmud

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Toronto, April 25, 2015 – Organizations representing various national movements attended the event commemorating 90th year of Al-Ahwaz occupation by Iran in 1925 hosted by Al-Ahwaz Democratic Popular Front (ADPF). Representatives of Al-Ahwaz, South Azerbaijan, Turkoman, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Kashmir, Sindh and Balochistan spoke of the Iranian state atrocities committed against Ahwazi civilians for the last 90 years and the heroic resistance of the people to regain their independence.

The event commenced with the national anthems of Al-Ahwaz and Canada followed by a moment of silence to honour the martyrs of Ahwazi struggle.

Speech of Dr. Zaffar Baloch, President BHRC (Canada)

Message in honour of Sabeen Mahmud

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BBC: Who killed Sabeen Mahmud after she hosted a discussion on Balochistan?


On Friday, August 24, 2015, Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud, 40, was shot dead down by ‘unknown gunmen’ after she had hosted a discussion on Balochistan where the Pakistani State has let loose a reign of terror. Who was behind her death? Burzain Waghmer answers most of these questions on BBC World Service.

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