Saturday, March 23, 2013

Baloch to boycott elections, seek UN referendum on freedom: BRP chief Brahamdagh Bugti

Geneva, Mar. 23 (ANI): Balochistan Republican Party (BRP) Chairperson Brahamdagh Bugti (BRP) has said that the Baloch population will boycott the elections in Balochistan, and will simultaneously work to convince the international community to undertake and allow a United Nations-sponsored referendum to determine the Baloch demand for establishing a free and democratic state. In an exclusive interview given to Asian News International (ANI), Bugti said that all nationalist parties of Balochistan were coordinating with each other to realize the long-term goal of freedom from Pakistan. "Our strategy is that people should not vote. It does not mean that we are against elections or political process, we have our own political party and we believe in political process. But these are not our elections, they are the elections of Pakistan and we believe that we were a separate country. Unluckily, Pakistan has occupied our land for the past forty years and we have tried our best to adjust with them.  Our elders have tried but what have we got for our effort in return, perhaps that was the wrong decision of our elders. Right now, we can't even imagine being the part of the election process in Pakistan," Bugti said.

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