If Balochistan receives as much international coverage of terror attacks against girls schools as Nigeria’s Boko Haram coverage, we may succeed in rooting out this evil.
By Yousaf Ajab Baloch, Journalist and Human Rights Defender
Everyone knows about Nigeria’s Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram who kidnapped more than 200 girls in Chibok last month. Known for its offensive acts against girls education, Boko Haram is also notorious for targeting education institutions, churches, mosques, and police stations.
However, few pundits and analysts have noticed another Islamic extremist organization that is forcing schools to abandon educating girls in Balochistan’s Panjgur district.
By Yousaf Ajab Baloch
The 16, June 2013 was a day for severe suffering for the parents in Balochistan, when they were receiving burnt dead bodies of their daughters, whilst the rest of the world was gifting flowers to their fathers on world father’s day. Even as fathers with immeasurable pain and anguish were trying to identify their daughters’ dead bodies those had been burnt in 15th June’s suicide attack in students bus of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, The only women university in the city of Quetta with 3000 female students, established in March 2004.