BALOCHISTAN: The mutilated body of a 15 years-old Baloch student has been found in Soraap area of Washuk in Balochistan on Monday(November 25, 2013). According to sources, Pakistani secret forces abducted Muslim Baloch, son of Master Imam-ul-Deen Baloch seven month ago when he going to Khuzdar along with his family. Young Muslim Baloch was a student of 9th standard. The Baloch community and student organizations condemn the state “kill and dump” policy and strongly criticised Dr. Malik Baloch, the Cheif Minister of Balochistan and Hasil Benzinjo, and added: “the discovery of the body of young Baloch student exposed the lies of National Party leaders.” Few days ago Hasil Bezinjo had claimed in an interview with BBC Urdu that “National Party government has stop the recovery of tortured and mutilated bodies”. Separately, two people including a government employee and a member of Baloch National Party (Mengal) were killed in separate incidents in Balochistan. According to official sources, unidentified motorcyclists opened fire on Revenue Department Superintendent Abdul Hakeem Shahwani, killing him on the spot. In another incident, unidentified attackers gunned down Muhammad Gul, BNP candidate for local bodies’ polls in Khuzdar near Arbab Complex. Courtesy Baluch Sarmachar
Thursday, November 28, 2013
With the change in Army command on November 27, a crackdown against the people in Balochistan started. A prominent lawyer, Mr. Haider KB son of Khuda Bux age 33, resident of Koshkalat, was arrested by plain clothed persons riding in a non registered two door jeep. The police stations in Quetta, capital of Balochistan province, deny his arrest. Police say when forces from security agencies abduct persons they do not bring them to any police station, such agencies keep arrested persons in their own custody. Mr. KB was the member of Kech Bar Association and he was also a member of the HRCP Especial Task Force and as well the director of the English Language Center. After leaving Court on the way to his home he was abducted in the middle of Chahsir and Dashti Market. The lawyers from Balochistan have boycotted the court proceeding in protest of his abduction. The different nationalist and political groups have also staged demonstration in protest of his arbitrary arrest. The security forces also abducted five activists from Sui, Dera Bugti, Balochistan in the afternoon of the same day. The abducted persons are 1. Mengal son of Jalalan.2 Chanchol son of Mengal.3 Latef son of Mangal.4 Murad son of Labba, and 5 Mahumad son of Guwaram Bugti. The Sui area has remained for many years under the direct military rule and the former governor of the province was killed in a bombardment by the former military regime of General Musharraf. On November 27 the prime minister announced the new command of the Pakistan army by appointing General Raheel Sharif. The appointment has started yielding its results. On the other hand the chief justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftekhar Mohammad Choudhry has angrily followed the cases of disappearances and asked the Minister of Defence to appear before the court on November 28 and produce 35 missing persons who were handed over to Pakistan by the Afghan authorities in 2009. Since then they have not been seen or accounted for. The latest crackdown against Baloch people is a clear message to the Supreme Court by abducting activists. http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-221-2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
About twenty families in Balochistan province of Pakistan are on a journey of protest from one city to another, calling on the government of Pakistan, the UN and the international community to address the issue of Baloch missing persons. But who is listening? Says one of the female marchers, whose husband was abducted in 2010, “The media has been ignoring us. The whole point of this march is to raise the issue of our missing brothers, but how is that possible if the media ignores us? How can we get our message through? The negligence is astonishing.” The Voice for Baloch Missing Person (VBMP) organized the march, which started in Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan and will culminate as a sit-in in Karachi, the capital of Sind. The march, in which the families will cover 730 km on foot, is an attempt to highlight the issue. But for the first 25 days of the march, which is still ongoing, Pakistani media has been largely ignoring the protestors, which some editors confess is due to fears of reprisal. The marchers are expected to reach Karachi in a few days. http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/pakistan-long-march-ignored-by-media/
Baloch boy carries more weights then his own & has joined the long Mrach with his 2 sisters پاؤں زخمی سہی ڈگمگاتے چلو
کراچی سے کوئٹہ جانے والی سڑک پر ایک بچہ ٹرالی لیے چلا جا رہا ہے، اس ٹرالی میں پانی کی بوتلیں، کلر سپرے، تصاویر اور ایک سپیکر موجود ہے جبکہ آٹھ خواتین سمیت دو درجن کے قریب افراد اس کے پیچھے آ رہے ہیں۔ تپتی سڑک، بدلتے موسم کی ہوائیں اور ساڑھے سات سو کلو میٹر کا طویل پیدل سفر۔ کون ماں خوشی سے دس سال کے بیٹے کو اس سفر پر روانہ کرسکتی ہے؟ لیکن حیدر علی نے اس سفر اور اس ٹرالی کو اپنی ذمہ داری سمجھ کر قبول ک ٹرالی کا بوجھ حیدر کے وزن سے کہیں زیادہ ہے، اس ہی طرح اس کے خیالات بھی عمر کے لحاظ سے کہیں بھاری ہیں۔ وہ لاپتہ افراد کی بازیابی کے لیے جاری مارچ میں اپنی دو بہنوں کے ساتھ شریک ہے۔ http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2013/11/131120_baloch_long_march_rwa.shtml
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The event, titled ‘Balochistan Evening’ and showcasing Balochi culture and cuisine, featured the erudite lecture by Dr Franke, followed by a performance of Balochi folk music featuring noted Baloch instrumentalist Sachu Khan, who captivated the audience with his mastery over
the suroz, a bowed string instrument similar to a sarangi . The lecture was accompanied by slide presentation featuring artefacts from the millennia gone by discovered in Balochistan from tombs and digging at other points. These included items of jewellery and pottery. Dr Franke said interest of archaeologists in Balochistan began to be aroused in the 1920s after the discovery of the Indus civilisation.She said the first discovery was the Mehrgarh civilisation, dating back around 7,500 BC, and later Khuzdar. She termed Balochistan the cradle of civilisation. She said many of the artefacts found were traced to have been brought in from Afghanistan, which was indicative of the large trade network that existed in the region even in that “primitive” era. Dr Franke said that it was in the third millennium that pottery and jewellery with geometric and figurative art flourished in Balochistan.She said that it was a mystery as to how such sites, connotative of an advanced civilisation, flourished in a province like Balochistan, arid as it is, with hardly any river worth its name.
BALOCHISTAN: The Long March for the recovery of missing persons enters its 20th day after 600 kilometres
Many participants have suffered bruised and blistered feet but have not been provided with any medical treatment.....their bleeding wounds have been wrapped with nothing more than pieces of cloth The 730-kilometers Long March of the family members of the disappeared persons from Balochistan has covered more than 600 kilometers and entered its 20th day. The Long March starts each day at 6 am and ends at 6 pm, covering an average of more than 20 kilometers each day. Many participants have suffered bruised and blistered feet but have not been provided with any medical treatment even though some of them can only walk with the aid of sticks. Their bleeding wounds have wrapped with nothing more than pieces of cloth. No philanthropist organizations or individuals have provided ambulances despite several requests from the protesters. The Long March has started attracting the attention of media houses. However, the coverage is not at all sufficient in the face of the intensity of the issue of disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The historical Long March will reach Karachi, the capital of Sindh province, on November 21 after covering the remaining 150 kilometers. The protestors will then start a hunger strike in front of the Karachi Press Club for the recovery of disappeared persons and against extrajudicial killings. http://www.humanrights.asia/news/ahrc-news/AHRC-STM-210-2013#.Uohigec3YOk.facebook
Monday, November 11, 2013
Mass execution by Iran in Balochistan is Condemned and Solidarity with Baloch Missing persons families expressed in London Demo.
LONDON, Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) held a demonstration in front of Iranian embassy, 16 Prince's Gate Sw7 1PT London on Sunday 10 November 2013 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm to protest against the recent Barbaric mass execution of Baloch prisoners by Iran in a revenge of a border clash with its security men. A large no. of Baloch, Sindhi,Kurdish and Ahwazi political and human rights activists participated in the demo. They condemn the Iranian state brutal executions of Baloch political activists and called for unity and combined efforts to regain their freedom & sovereignty.
The Gathering also Paid rich Tributes and expressed their solidarity with the 70 yrs old aged Maama Qadeer and families of Baloch Missing Persons who are on a long March by foot from Quetta to Karachi (some 760 miles ) to campaign & highlight the issue of Baloch missing persons who have been abducted by Pakistani state agencies and extra judicially killed. The gathering also condemn the criminal silence of Pakistani media by not reporting the news.
Dr. Hayder Laashari, Dr. Jawad Mella President of Kurdistan (Syrian) Party, Mahnaz Baloch, Faisal Alahwazi leader of Ahawz, Muhammad Naeem Dad, Ali Mulahzai, Vajed Hossainzehi, Dr. Hidayt Bhutto leader of world Sindhi Congress and Samad Baloch spoke on the occasion.
Baloch Human Rights Council has written a letter( Posted by registered mail) To the United Nations Secretary General requesting for Un intervention and establishing an international commission to investigate the heinous crimes against humanity being committed by the Iranians in Balochistan
The original text of the letter is posted below,
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United Nations Organization
United Nations Secretariat New York,
Subject: Revenge mass executions by Iranian regime in Balochistan
Dear Secretary General,
We would like to draw your kind attention towards the barbaric treatment of the Baloch political and social activists by the Iranian authorities in the province of Sistan o Balochistan.
Last month, it has been widely reported by international media that Sixteen Baloch political activists have been hanged in Iran in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush. The Iranian authorities have been quoted to proudly boasting that any resistance towards the oppressive measures of its security forces in Balochistan would be retaliated and revenged by immediately executing the Baloch political prisoners held in various jails in Iranian held Balochistan. This inhuman act of disproportionate measure is the continuation of Iranian policy of crushing the peaceful Baloch national resistance movement in Iran.
Baloch are facing the cruelest state oppression in the contemporary history. Cultural, social, historical, economic and political marginalization by the religious fanatical state of Iran is the hallmark of the subjugation of the Baloch. The state controlled by a fanatical group of Ayatollahs has been reacting to the genuine Baloch demands for cultural, economic and political emancipation with the use of crude military prowess. Kidnappings, torture, solitary confinement and extra judicial killings of the Baloch by the state intelligence agencies are the usual ways adopted and have been graphically reported by various international human rights organizations affiliated with the United Nations.
The irony is that the UN and international community are watching silently the violation of human rights and annihilation of an entire people by the Iranian state. The silence of the UN and international community cannot be justified in the name of the principle of state sovereignty.
The situation in Iranian held Balochistan is alarming. We believe that we are justified in asking for the immediate intervention of the UN in order to pressurize the fanatical state for an immediate end to genocide and barbaric acts being committed on the Baloch.
We believed that this act of medieval mind-set should not go with impunity in a world of 21st century. The Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) therefore requests your immediate intervention. We request that this petition be taken as an urgent humanitarian appeal. Your immediate intervention could save not only countless innocent lives but could also prevent the present situation from developing into a total genocide of the defense less Baloch people. We will be grateful if the UN could establish an international commission to investigate the heinous crimes against humanity being committed by the Iranians in Balochistan.
Baloch Human Rights Council (UK)
Friday, November 8, 2013
Stop the Reprisal Hangings of Baloch Youth by Iranian Mullahs Support the VBMP Long March for Missing Persons in Balochistan
A joint protest rally will be held by Baloch, Kurds, Al-Ahwazi Arabs, Turkoman and South Azerbaijanis to condemn the reprisal hangings of the 16 Baloch youths in Zahedan prison and in support of the long march by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons to highlight enforced disappearances of political activists in Balochistan.
SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS IN BALOCHISTAN
Join us in condemnation of human rights violations in Balochistan
WHERE: Mel Lastman Square
North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 5V7
Time: 1: 00 PM
Public Transit: Subway to North York Centre Station
Monday, November 4, 2013
Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) strongly condemns the barbaric act of Iranian government of hanging 16 Baloch nationalist activists last week.
It has been widely reported by international media that Sixteen Baloch rebels have been hanged in Iran in retaliation for the deaths of at least 14 border guards in an ambush. It is worth mentioning that these prisoners were already kept in solitary confinement before being hanged in the revenge of killing of border forces.
This inhuman act of disproportionate measure is the continuation of Iranian policy of crushing the peace full Baloch national resistance movement in Iran.
BHRC calls upon the international community to take strong notice to the unabated human rights violations by Iranians against the peaceful resistance of the Baloch who are raising voice against national subjugation. and the claiming the sovereignty of their land.
BHRC believed that this act of medieval mind-set should not go with impunity in a world of 21st century.
Baloch Human Rights Council is holding a protest rally and has written a letter to The United Nation's Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (posted by registered mail) in order to mobilize international support against the violations of human rights by the Iranian Government in Balochistan.
You are requested to join us in the demonstration to condemn & expose Iranian state crimes against humanity being committed in Balochistan.
All Baloch and all other human rights activists, freedom, democratic & peace loving people are requested to attend the protest to express solidarity with oppressed & suppressed people Of Balochistan.
VENUE: in front of Iran embassy, 16 Prince’s Gate, London SW7 1PT
Date & Time: Sunday, 10 November 2013 from 2pm – 4.30pm
Nearest Tube: High street Kensington, south Kensington, Knightsbridge
London, 05 November 2013