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The Collective Punishment in Balochistan

gomazi_malant_operation-n5 Saturday, December 16th, 2017 10:45 am 310 Reads

“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 is prohibited.

Reprisals against protected persons and their property are prohibited,” ARTICLE 33 of Geneva Convention 1949.

The collective punishment of Baloch people by Pakistani forces has begun with the occupation of Balochistan in 1948 when Pakistani forces attacked Kalat and detained the Khan of Kalat along with his family. later the Pakistani army did same with the leader of Balochistan’s …

Baloch Martyrs Day

Nado4 Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 02:33 am 460 Reads

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 Mehrab Khan Baloch who fought against British Empire forces and embraced martyrdom on 13 November 1839.

After this attack, the British divided Balochistan into three parts by drawing two arbitrary line known as the Goldsmith Line and the Durand line without the consent and agreement of Baloch nation.  The Western part of Balochistan was given to Persia, modern Iran, and Northern …

Adoption of a State Policy to support the Baloch is essential

Freedom Monday, August 28th, 2017 12:50 pm 469 Reads

On policy matters it would be fatally harmful to genuine Baloch national cause for freedom if India fails to adopt a state policy in the immediate future about the ideology of Balochistan independence; because the Indian reluctance to seriously support Baluchistan freedom movement would justify Pakistan’s claims that the insurgency in Balochistan is a proxy war of India against Pakistan.

The growing impression in Baloch political society is that India is not going to adopt a solid-state policy for Balochistan freedom – a policy about which Hyrbyair Marri and other Baloch …

The QDA land grabbing mafia brutalities in New Kahan

QDA2 Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 10:11 am 507 Reads

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 the houses of Marri Baloch in New Kahan Hazar Ganji Quetta. They have been plotting to destroy New Kahan from past many years but they’ve accelerated their evil action in past few months.

Thousands of Marri Baloch have been residing in New Kahan Quetta after their return from Afghanistan in the early 90s. These Marri Baloch along with their …

Open letter: From the Baloch Nation to the Chinese people

china_pakistan Monday, November 21st, 2016 04:42 pm 432 Reads

One cannot dismiss the Chinese nation’s great contribution to human civilization. At one time China was the centre of the world’s economy. However, all this vanished during course of the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries (1840-1940) when Western empires occupied China in the name of trade and civilization. As for trade, they were gifted with opium and in place of economic development they had to endure an ongoing cycle of mass starvation, disease, bloodshed and subjugation. Anything Chinese was treated as unworthy and people felt doomed to colonial submission.

As China …

Free Balochistan Movement week-long campaign

fbm_protest Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 01:25 pm 402 Reads

Balochistan is the homeland of the Baloch people and it is located in one of the most strategic locations in the world. The total area of Balochistan is about 560,000 square kilometres. Balochistan is rich in natural resources and has a long coastline of about 1,200 kilometres. The British imperial army invaded the sovereign state of Balochistan in 1839. Baloch have consistently fought a liberation struggle and this eventually led to Baloch regaining their independence, from Britain, in 1947. However, eight months later, the newly created theocratic state of Pakistan, …

The plight of abducted Baloch women

SaveBalochWomen Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 12:49 pm 375 Reads

Occupied Balochistan located in the centre of South Asia, Central Asia and Middles East is a land where Pakistani state is involved in extrajudicial executions, torture, displacement, Kidnapping and massacre of Baloch people since 27th March 1948 when Pakistan forcibly occupied the sovereign state of Balochistan.

Since 1948 the people of Balochistan have made five attempts to regain their independence but Pakistani state with help of fundamentalist state of Iran and others crush all the five movements using disproportionate and indiscriminate force.  The current freedom movement against Pakistan is considerably more …

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The Collective Punishment in Balochistan...

gomazi_malant_operation-n5Saturday, December 16th, 2017 10:45 am

“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...

Nado4Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 02:33 am

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...

QDA2Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 10:11 am

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…

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