New York, Sept 21: Baloch National Movement (BNM) released a statement today regarding the joint protest of Baloch and Sindhi activists held outside the United Nations to condemn the Pakistani atrocities and the ‘ongoing military operations’ in Sindh and Balochistan.
Baloch people have welcomed and are grateful for the support extended by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at such a critical juncture when our nation is struggling to be free from the illegal military occupation of Pakistan since 1948.
[Switzerland]. Sept. 20 (ANI): Baloch people, Kashmiris from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Sindhi community held a joint protest in front of the UN office in Geneva on Tuesday to highlight the atrocities on its people by Pakistan and also to oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) .
Protesters held up banners reading “No to CPEC, We want freedom, go back China”.
Some protesters shouted, “Sindhi people say no to CPEC.”
New York, Sept 17: In a statement issued by the Baloch National Movement (BNM) of North America, it was announced that a joint protest of Baloch and Sindhi activists will be held outside the United Nations to protest the Pakistani atrocities and the ongoing military operations in Sindh and Balochistan.
Since 2003, more than 20,000 Baloch political activists have gone missing, illegally abducted by the Pakistani state security forces and their death squads. The victims of enforced disappearances are being tortured and executed in custody in thousands and their lifeless, mutilated, bullet-riddled bodies are then dumped in the fields. The Pakistan army soldiers and helicopter gunships attack civilian settlements and villages on regular basis across Balochistan and entire populations are forced to migrate leaving behind a trail of burned down houses and bodies of executed youth.
تحریر : میر محمد علی ٹالپر
ترجمہ : لطیف بلیدی
کراچی میں ’سندھ رائٹرزاینڈ تھنکرز فورم‘ نے حال ہی میں ’نیشنلزم اور انٹرنیشنلزم‘ پر ایک مباحثے کا اہتمام کیا، سندھ میں چھڑی ایک بحث کے بعد جس میں کچھ لوگ فاشزم کا نیشلزم کیساتھ موازنہ کررہے ہیں۔ مجھے دوستوں کی طرف سے مدعو کیا گیا تھا اور میں نے وہاں اپنے خیالات کا اظہار کیا۔ یہ مضمون میری اُس گفتگو پر مبنی ہے۔
By Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur
Recently the ‘Sindh Writers and Thinkers Forum’ in Karachi arranged a dialogue on ‘Internationalism and nationalism’’ after a debate in Sindh in which some people equated nationalism with fascism. I was invited by friends and I expressed my views and the piece below was the basis of my talk.
A debate is going on in Sindh where some think that nationalism equates with fascism and liberalism with patriotism. Before I go any further, let us see what fascism is. Whilst talking about fascism, we need to know where the word comes from. It comes from Latin Fasci (Fa-sha-ay) meaning ‘bundle’ and fascis (Faa-shees) or fasces is its plurale tantum, meaning a bound bundle of wooden rods with an axe with its blade emerging at the top of it – which goes back to the Roman Empire – representing the forcible inclusion of different people or nations into one fold as the strength is always in numbers i.e. with the number of people, military might of professional soldiers with arms and ammunitions and armada, political and legal fraternity, sophisticated intelligentsia, resourceful mercantile class and above all international bankers to sustain the fascist entity. Although there are many polities that don’t use such symbols officially, their conduct is purely on fascist lines. Countries like Pakistan, Iran and Turkey are among them. The simple definition of fascism: a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government: a very harsh control or authority.