Has anyone checked out the news from Baluchistan…Pakistan’s largest province?
Custodial deaths, torture, missing people and extra judicial killings by Pakistani security forces are the order of the day.
“The bodies surface quietly, like corks bobbing up in the dark. They come in twos and threes, a few times a week, dumped on desolate mountains or empty city roads, bearing the scars of great cruelty. Arms and legs are snapped; faces are bruised and swollen. Flesh is sliced with knives or punctured with drills; genitals are singed with electric prods. In some cases the bodies are unrecognisable, sprinkled with lime or chewed by wild animals. All have a gunshot wound in the head.”
2011/8/13 Occupied Balochistan: The Pakistani security forces and police raided the houses of Nawabzada Jamil Akbar Bugti and former chief minister of Balochistan Mir Humayun Marri during a search operation and claimed that huge amount of weapons and explosive materials were recovered; meanwhile Jamil Bugti said that the security forces are using these tactics to pressurize them to withdraw from Akbar Bugti killing case.
on 2011/8/12 Occupied Balochistan: Central spokesperson of pro-independence Baloch political party BRP (Baloch Republican Partry), Mr. Sher Mohammad Bugti, has rejected Pakistani government/Military’s claims that there was no operation taking place in Balochistan and military’s failed attempts to try to disassociate themselves form in-custody killings of Baloch activists across Balochistan. He termed such statement an attempt by the military to mislead the world about Balochistan’s issue.
2011/8/10 Occupied Balochistan: Another bullet-riddled body of a person, previously abducted by Pakistan FC during a raid on his house, was found dumped in the industrial town of Hub on Tuesday. Police took the body to a nearby hospital where the deceased was identified as 40-year-old Mir Khan Marri S/O Lal Jan Marri, a resident of Hub Chowki.
How long will this genocide continue in Balochistan?
Some Pakistani media have reported that US and Indian officials have been conducting meetings with Balochi leaders in exile in London. In fact the report is dated August 15, 2011. Even if this is true, which is doubtful, the Balochi are a oppressed people ever since they declared independence on August 15, 1947!. Many have died fighting for their freedom from the renegade State of Pakistan.
How long will the world be silent to this mass killing, torture, imprisonment and disappearance of innocent people?
How long will the world watch till Balochistan becomes another Afghanistan?