The other side of the story

Genocide In Balochistan: It is time Pakistan is held accountable

stop-genocide Saturday, August 8th, 2015 12:57 pm 359 Reads

By  Abhishek Dwivedi

In July 2007, when the province of Balochistan in Pakistan was suffering from an aftermath of the cyclone ‘Yemyin’, the Pakistan government refused to accept foreign help and aid for the Baloch areas. While Pakistan proclaimed that the provincial government was capable and equipped to deal with the disaster, reliable reports that emerged from the region informed of the lack of hospitals, roads, food and water in the region.

The real intention behind the unexpected refusal was to hide the systematic negligence, mass killings and atrocities that have …

In the Memory of My Teacher–Professor Saba Dashtyari

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By Kambar Baloch, Australia

I’m writing this article in the memories I shared with this great teacher, philosopher, poet, writer, linguist, activist, socialist, nationalist and above all great human being – Professor Saba Dashtyari, shaheed.

As a young boy, I’ve heard fascinating stories from my cousins and friends about a Lyari born Baloch Professor who was an atheist but, ironically, thought Islamic studies and theology at University of Balochistan. Another thing that took my attention was he’s love and deviation for Balochi language, literature, culture, history and the desire to build and …

Baloch Women Leading the Movement against Oppression and Injustice

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By I Baloch

All around the world today; people celebrated International Women’s Day.  We pay tribute to all the Brave Women throughout history and commemorate their significant achievements and impact upon the world.  Still, even today in this modern and developed world, in many Middle Eastern & Central Asian regions; women are oppressed, victimized and treated as slaves.

The Women of Occupied Balochistan are deprived of all the basic necessities of healthy life such as clean water, education and adequate health care facilities. Often times Baloch women must often travel over …

International Women’s Day and state violence against Baloch women

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By Faiz M Baluch

The world is celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD) to pay their homage to working women and to renew their pledge to continue striving for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The women in Balochistan are not only out in streets (in front of Press Clubs) demanding the release of their loved ones but they also continue to be targeted by Pakistani state and its military backed religious extremists.

Baloch women tolerate the greatest hardships in Balochistan. The pain of losing their children, brothers, fathers and husbands at …

The missing cause

Women Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 05:52 pm 254 Reads

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It’s been a year since Baloch leader Mama Qadeer Baloch entered Islamabad after the 2,800 kilometre-long march from Quetta to Islamabad via Karachi for the safe release of abducted Baloch activists.

Under the aegis of the Voice of Missing Baloch Persons (VMBP), on October 27, 2013, Mama, accompanied by some 30 women, started from Quetta, Balochistan. Less than a month later, on November 23, they reached Karachi, where a large number of Sindhi nationalists and media persons welcomed them warmly. After a few days’ stay in Karachi, …

Is Britain complicit in human rights violations in Balochistan?

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by Faiz M Baluch

Balochistan, bordering Iran to the West and Afghanistan to the North, was an independent country before the British attacked and invaded it in 1839. The Baloch ruler, at the time, Mir Mehrab Khan along with hundreds of Baloch fighters died while defending Balochistan.

Later the British draw two artificial lines (borders), the Goldsmith Line (1871) and the Durand Line (1895), dividing Balochistan into three pieces. Northern Balochistan and Western Balochistan were given to Persia and Afghanistan respectively, and Eastern Balochistan (Pakistan occupied Balochistan) remained independent and maintained …

2014: Land of impunity

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By Naziha Syed Ali


The very first day of 2014 brought with it a graphic reminder of the daunting challenges that bedevil Balochistan when a suicide bomber targeted a bus full of Shia Hazara pilgrims returning from a visit to Iran. One person was killed and 30 injured. As the year unfolded, the widening repercussions of short-sighted state policies followed since long began to manifest themselves.

After the two horrific, large-scale sectarian attacks against them in early 2013, the Hazara community had restricted itself mainly to two heavily secured Hazara-majority areas …

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Editorials

The Alignment of Arab and Baloch Interests in the Middl...

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By Archen Baloch Iran is one of the weakest countries in the Middle East, given its divergent centrifugal ethnic composition if exploited.  However, thanks to Saudi Arabia, the leader of…

The Collective Punishment in Balochistan...

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“No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited. Pillage…

Baloch Martyrs Day...

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The Baloch nation at home and abroad observes on 13 November of every year as the National Remembrance Day (Baloch Martyrs Day) to commemorate the struggle and sacrifice of Khan…

The QDA land grabbing mafia brutalities in New Kahan...

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The Pakistan army, representatives of Pakistan at Balochistan assembly and the QDA (Quetta Development Authorities) mafia headed by GD Imran Zarkoon and wing commander Pakistan FC Usman have started demolishing…

Interviews

Balochistan: Exclusive interview of Dr Shan Baloch...

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The students of different medical colleges in Balochistan have been protesting against Higher Education Commission (HEC) for what they describe as ‘irregularities’ in the entry test of Bolan Medical College…