Mahdim H Bor speaking at protest in London against mass graves found in Balochistan. The protest was organised by World Baloch Women's Forum and supported by Baloch Community London.
The state of Pakistan's barbarism in Balochistan is being exposed all over the world by Baloch activists who are demanding freedom of their France-sized country in southwest Asia, reports of protests from around the globe indicate.
Through protests in far off cities of the west from Barnaby in Canada to Berlin in Germany, to Boros in Sweden, Geneva in Switzerland, Glasgow and London in the UK and multiple cities of the West, Baloch youths are giving Islamabad generals sleepless nights as they struggle to arouse international consciousness on the genocidal situation in their homeland Balochistan.
“Baloch militants no threat to govt: Bizenjo” a headline in a newspaper founded by tuberculosis-ridden father of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah, reads. The newspaper Dawn, whose owners always enjoyed close relationships with military despots, however cited in the story a pro-establishment Baloch politician as saying the Baloch youth want nothing less but freedom of their homeland. The report cited Senator Hasil Bizenjo as saying if a referendum were held in Balochistan today, the militants would win. “But there will be no referendum. There will be elections and they cannot win elections.” Indirectly, the senator, who Pakistani media reports said received funding for elections from the most-hated ISI, conceded that Pakistani elections are fixed.
Heroic actions by different Baloch freedom outfits continue unabated even as Pakistan sent Bizenjo to the US to mislead American politicians on the state of affairs in Balochistan. Since the visit last month by Chinese president Xi Jinping, the state of Pakistan heightened its war crimes in Balochistan in towns and cities such as Mashkay, Mastung, Kalat, and Pangjur. Reports from these towns speak of custodial killings of Baloch youths, including those bound on wheel chairs and teenagers, looting of homes and then setting them afire.
To protest these killings, the Baloch National Movement, a party of commoners in Balochistan, whose founder Ghulam Mohammed Baloch, senior leaders and countless activists have all been killed by the Pakistan army, held an impressive demonstration Sunday in the German capital Berlin. Aimed at highlighting the ongoing military operation in Awaran, Kalat, Kharan, Mashkay, Mastung, Panjgur and other areas of Balochistan, the demonstration was staged near the US embassy at Brandenburg Gate and attracted a large number of Germans and other nationals in Berlin.
Baloch activists of the BNM with shirts painted red lay on the ground to awaken German consciousness to the tragedy that has befallen the people of Balochistan in southwestern Asia, according to the pro-independence Daily Sangar. A central spokesperson for the BNM said the protest was staged near the US embassy where the protesters distributed pamphlets and pictures that showed the brutalities of Pakistan army, Frontier Corps and intelligence services – the infamous Inter Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence.
The US continues to arm Pakistan army, which continues to commit human rights violations in Balochistan. Baloch activists and writers are trying to convince the US what they are doing is abetting Pakistan army's crimes against humanity. Ninety nine percent of Pakistan soldiers and secret service officials are non-Baloch who go to Balochistan simply to kill the freedom activists and freedom fighters.
To express solidarity with victims of brutal and extremely humiliating torture in numerous Gestapos in Balochistan, some of the protesters eyes were blindfolded and their hands and feet were tied. Pakistan army and intelligence services are committing unspeakable human rights violations like forced feeding feces to victims and inscribing “Pakistan zindabad” on the flesh of the bodies of dead victims of enforced disappearances. The protesters appealed to the German government, human rights organizations and the United Nations to help stop the genocide in Balochistan, where media reports say entire families are being wiped out in army operations.
The BNM, whose founding president Ghulam Mohammed Baloch, vice president Lala Munir Baloch, senior leaders and scores have activists, have been killed by the army and intelligence services, is closely allied with almost all pro-independence organizations. One of the party’s senior leaders Kachkol Ali Advocate, a former fisheries minister in Balochistan government, is himself a victim of Pakistan’s state terror. Pakistani intelligence services last year abducted and disappeared his son Nabeel Ahmad on August 30 – the International Day of the Disappeared—as if to say they care two hoots for international laws. Two years ago the security forces illegally occupied his two homes in Turbat.
However, Ali has not given up even as his daughter Mahpara Baloch struggles alongside activists of other victims of enforced disappearances for freedom of her brother. “Prime facie Pakistan has been committing crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes and ethnic cleansing of Baloch nation without considering the emerging norms of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ according to world summit outcome document of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty,” Ali recently wrote to UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon.
In the backdrop of Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to link the Baloch port of Gwadar with Kashgar, the Baloch have vowed to die rather than give up Gwadar to China and Pakistan rulers in Islamabad. Baloch have a glorious history of defeating foreign invaders when it comes to their ports. They successfully kept Portuguese invaders Vasco Da Gama and Lowess Dee Almia at bay more than five centuries ago.