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Baloch Canadians Observe March 27 Black Day

 Pakistan Military Invaded Independent Balochistan in 1948

Toronto, March 25: Baloch National Movement – North America’s call to observe March 27 as black day was attended by Pakhtuns, Sindhis, Kurds and enlightened elements of the Canadian society at a Toronto meeting. Sovereign Balochistan was invaded and occupied by the Pakistani military in 1948. The public gathering was attended by people from all walks of life sharing democratic values and respect for freedoms and rights.

Mr. Tarek Fatah, guest of honour at the event spoke on the importance of understanding the history and the evil nature of the state of Pakistan. In his speech, Mr. Fatah described the events at Dacca University on March 25, 1971 when Pakistan Army soldiers massacred more than 200 students and teachers at the university dorms and hung their bodies from the poles and trees.

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70th anniversary of Pakistani occupation of Balochistan observed in Canada

Toronto: A group of Baloch political and student activists in Canada gathered at Fairview Library in Toronto to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s occupation of the land of the Baloch people.

The event organized by Baloch National Movement (BNM) was supported by Sindhi, Pashtun, Kashmiri, Kurd and other human rights activists.

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Baloch Nationalists Speak on Human Rights Violations in Balochistan, at the UNHRC

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GENEVA, September 28, 2016 /PRNewswire: An event was held on September 26, 2016, during the ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, to highlight the human rights atrocities in Balochistan, especially the kill and dump policy of the Pakistan army. Among the prominent people who participated in this event, were prominent Baloch nationalists Brahumdagh Bugti and Mehran Marri, and Executive Director of the Balochistan House, Tarek Fatah.

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ISIS rears its head in Balochistan

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The reported nexus between the Pakistan army and the Islamic radicals has come full circle. The tail is now wagging the dog.

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Nearly 100 people died Monday in an attack by Islamic State (ISIS) on a hospital in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province.

Balochistan, the size of France, is a strategic territory at the mouth of the Straits of Hormuz that can effectively choke off all oil traffic to and from the Persian Gulf.

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European Parliament Hosts Event on Pakistan’s Baluchistan

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STRASBOURG, France, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire: Baluchistan House, in partnership with Members of the European Parliament, hosted an event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the topic of “Pakistan’s Baluchistan: Its Human Rights Abuses”.

The conference was attended by MEPs, European Commission officials, Representatives from Think Tanks, European Parliament Staff and Baluch diaspora.

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UNPO Conference in Washington Discusses Balochistan Conflict

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The UNPO conference was aimed at discussing the conflict in Balochistan, analyzing its impact on the state of human rights, press freedom and the way forward.

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WASHINGTON DC: The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) organized a one-day conference at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Tuesday to discuss the conflict in Balochistan, analyze its impact on the state of human rights, press freedom and the way forward.

Senator Paul Strauss of Washington D.C. welcomed the conference participants to the U.S. capital and applauded UNPO for organizing the event. He noted that Washington D.C. was also a UNPO member because it still does not still enjoy the status of a full state in the U.S.

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Pakistan’s forgotten war in Balochistan

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And why I participated in burning its flag

By Tarek Fatah, Toronto Sun

Tarek Fatah nLast Saturday, I woke up to a phone call from a refugee who recently escaped death in Pakistan and now lives in Toronto.

Skipping the usual pleasantries, his voice quivering with anger, Lateef Johar told me:

“They’ve killed Dr. Manan and his son.”

“They”, being the Pakistan army that has occupied Balochistan since it invaded the independent state of Kalat in March, 1948.

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