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Hyrbyair Marri deplores Iran’s effort to change Balochistan’s name
Thursday, July 24th, 2014 11:00 pm
London: Baloch pro-freedom leader Hyrbyair Marri strongly condemned Iran for conspiring to change Balochistan’s name. He said: “Iran has illegally and at gunpoint occupied Balochistan and it has continued the exploitation of Balochistan since occupation. Iran executed and mercilessly killed thousands of Baloch because it is scared of growing awareness of a Baloch people about their national freedom.”
He said that Iran always wanted to keep Baloch people away from their national liberation, culture, traditions and identity that’s why it has made the lethal drugs common in Balochistan so that Baloch youth get into drugs and be disconnected from Baloch struggle. He said Iran also had put a ban on development of Balochi language and Baloch people in [Iranian occupied Balochistan] are not even permitted to give their children Balochi names.
Iran has illegally merged several Baloch areas with Persian land in Kerman and Bandar Abbas, in the same manner as Pakistan amalgamated Dera Ghazi Khan, Jacobabad and other area of occupied Balochistan with Sindh and Punjab. He said that Iran and Pakistan are systematically dividing Baloch land in different administrative areas to eliminate Balochi language and Baloch struggle for their national identity but Iranian and Pakistani such conspiracies have failed to counter Baloch national struggle.
Hyrbyair Marri said Iran under a new evil design has started to change Balochistan’s name by removing word ‘Balochistan’ from official and public documents. “It is an effort to push Baloch people toward eternal slavery but the Baloch people will not allow the occupiers to change their motherland’s name. Hence the Baloch in Iranian occupied Balochistan should stand against this evil conspiracy of Iran because this shows that they want to destroy our language, culture and national identity. The Baloch nation will not tolerate such plans of Iran,” He said.
Expressing his views on Islamic countries hue and cry over Israel’s attack on Palestine Hyrbyair Marri said that it shows the double standard of Islamic countries because they are protesting and expressing their anger over Israel’s actions in Palestine but Iran and Pakistan have been committing human rights violations in Balochistan from past many decades but the so called Islamic nations have remained mum and criminally silent on Baloch genocide.
Hyrbyair Marri said that Pakistan and Iran have killed thousands of Baloch and several thousand are still being illegally detained by them. Pakistan’s military operations continue unabated in several areas of Balochistan including Dera Bugti, Kahan [Kohistan Marri] and Mashky where innocent people including women and children are brutally murdered but neither the Islamic countries have protested against it or their media give any coverage to Baloch massacre by Iran and Pakistan.
He said Islamic nations’ silence on Baloch genocide and their continuous support for Pakistan and Iran show their prejudice toward Balochistan. It also shows that these countries are not on the side of oppressed Muslims but they favour the oppressive and occupying powers.
Mr Marri said that Baloch nation should become more organised and use all their energy and capability for the achievement of their national liberation.