Friday, July 15, 2011
Prof. Saba Dashtyari Honoured for his Role as the Cultural Icon for the Baloch Freedom Struggle at the Toronto Gathering
Toronto, July 10, 2011 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (IVBMP) held a joint memorial reference event for Prof. Saba Dashtyari who was murdered in cold blood on June 1, 2011 by the Pakistani military death squad in Quetta, Balochistan. A diverse group of people attended the event at the North York Civic Centre from communities including Baloch, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Ahwazi Arabs, and Turkoman to pay their respects to the revolutionary scholar, Prof. Dashtyari.
The memorial event began with a moment of silence to respect and contemplate on the struggle and the ultimate price Prof. Dashtyari willingly paid for the freedom of his people from occupation and repression. Secretary General, BHRC (Canada), Mohammad Ali Baloch presented the audience with patriotic Balochi poetry and conducted the deliberations for the evening. Speakers praised Prof. Dashtyari for his life-long contributions in promoting Balochi language, culture, and heritage, and saluted the fallen hero for his unwavering commitment to the cause of his nation’s freedom from the yolk of slavery.
Please click below to view the pictures of the event
Please read the speech Of DR. Zaffar president Of BHRC Canada , messages Mir Hayrbiar Marri, Mehran Baluch, Wendy Jonson, Trek Fatah and the Full report of the event in the link below,