The other side of the story

Open letter: From the Baloch Nation to the Chinese people

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

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

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

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 …

13 November: Baloch Martyrs’ Day ‘Shahmeeren Balochani Roch’

BMD Thursday, November 12th, 2015 04:21 pm

The aftermath of Arab uprising has shaken the conscience of the democratic world. The uprising that started in 2011 was peaceful and very promising. Masses came out in millions and demanded their basic rights. They wanted freedom, democracy, justice and employment. These demands were neither naïve nor idealistic. In fact, most people in the developed democratic nations take these rights for granted.

The prevailing view of the pundits, the region’s ruling establishments and the world powers was that this system does not fit in with the nature of these people. They …

The Alyan Kurdi and refugees of Balochistan

BalochistanWar Monday, September 21st, 2015 11:55 am

The Kurdish toddler Alyan Kurdi, his 5 years old brother and 35 years old mother died while fleeing from war-torn Syria when their boat sunk trying to reach the Greek island of Kos. They were among hundreds of thousands of people who were on their way seek refuge in Europe but Alyan and his family’s destination was Canada.  The tiny dead body of Alyan Kurdi lying on the beach has attracted media attention around the world. Thousands of angry people also took to streets to urge the world leaders to …

Dead silence on Awaran Operation

HELICOPTER_2684251b Monday, July 27th, 2015 11:21 pm

Pakistan military backed by gunship helicopters and fighter jets started a military operation in many regions of district Awaran Balochistan on 18 July, 2015 – the first day of Eid-ul-Fitar. The most badly hit areas include Wehli, Lakko Kach, Mullah Haji Ziarat, Zerak, Gwaro, Neeltaaki, Bashog and Maalaar. So far according to reports from social media activists and independent sources more than hundred people have been killed in past 10 days of continuous military operations and most areas of Awaran remain under military siege. The state run Pakistani media and …

The Awaran Genocide  

stop-genocide Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 12:21 am

The bloody history of Pakistani state oppression against Baloch nation is not quite new but form past few years the abduction of Baloch ordinary masses and killing dumping their decomposed bodies across the Balochistan and silence of United Nations, European Union countries and others human rights organization encouraged Pakistan to bombard  Baloch villages by their gunship helicopters and jets. Similarly Pakistan has succeeded in suppressing the voice of Baloch people by placing an unannounced ban on local and international media in Balochistan, particularly in interior Balochistan’s affected areas.

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Editorials

Free Balochistan Movement week-long campaign...

fbm_protestSunday, October 23rd, 2016 01:25 pm

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…

The plight of abducted Baloch women...

SaveBalochWomenTuesday, December 15th, 2015 12:49 pm

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…

The Alyan Kurdi and refugees of Balochistan...

BalochistanWarMonday, September 21st, 2015 11:55 am

The Kurdish toddler Alyan Kurdi, his 5 years old brother and 35 years old mother died while fleeing from war-torn Syria when their boat sunk trying to reach the Greek…

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