Baloch activists garner Indian support, to demonstrate outside UN Gen Assembly today
Taking further the freedom fight from the repressive establishment of Pakistan government, activists from Balochistan have decided to take their protest to the highest.
The rebel activists have decided to protest on September 13 outside the UN General Assembly.
Balochistan activist Dilshad Baloch said,“Every Indian around the world supporting us, it’s great. We now look to intensify our protests.”
Baloch is a prominent freedom movement activist and was recently in New Delhi to seek more support for their cause. Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lending support to the oppressed Balochis, he had requested other world leaders to take notice of the genocide in Balochistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day Speech on August 15, 2016 raised the issue of Pakistan’s human rights violations in Balochistan. Although the previous governments have raised the issues of Gilgit-Baltistan and POK, Balochistan has found a rare mention in PM’s speech.
Meanwhile, it has brought a new excitement to the Indian political commentators and particularly among the right wing commentators as if India has finally found a solution to the Kashmir issue.
However, the United States had also expressed concern over the human rights situation in Balochistan and said it has been consistently asking all parties in Pakistan to work out their differences peaceably and through a “valid political process”.
The history shows Baloch have already rebelled out with two major violent ‘freedom’ struggles against the state: an uprising from 1973 to 1977, which was crushed by the Pakistani Army using brute force. The second on-going struggle started in 2005.
Pakistan has been regularly accusing India for using its consulates in Jalalabad and Kandahar to fund, train and arm Baloch militants. However, it has failed to prove Indian involvement yet.