Baloch prominent leader and Balochistan Liberation Front’s head Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch, in a statement, reacted to Jamaat-e-Islami leader Maulana Hidayat-ur-Rehman’s exhortation to Baloch abstention from armed struggle.
“The apprehensions of the Baloch nationalists are turning out to be valid over time that Jamaat-e-Islami is the B-team of the Pakistani army trying to reiterate the history of Bangladesh in Balochistan. No doubt that these forces are nurtured by the Pakistani army and they create their narrative at the behest of the army”, stated Allah Nazar Baloch.
Further adding he said that Jamaat-e-Islami played a major role in the Bangladesh genocide. When Jamaat-e-Islami was unable to root in the Baloch secular society, they launched Maulana portraying him as a messiah using the platform of “Haq-Do-Tahreek” showing him as a secular Baloch, to create room for Jamaat-e-Islami indirectly in naive Baloch hearts, since he was highlighting the suffering of Baloch in a secular tone, many factions believed him. With time the Baloch secular slogan faded away and Jammat-e-Islam’s religious extremist and militant narrative came to the fore.
Nazar further said that “Maulana Hidayatur Rehman is publicly advising the Baloch youth that armed struggle is not the solution to any problem. We want to remind him, that this struggle is not for the cleaning of roads and drains, but for a great cause for which thousands of children of the Baloch nation have sacrificed. Like Jamaat-e-Islami or other parliamentary parties, they are not sacrificing their lives for privileges or mini projects in the local government system”.
Dr. Allah Nizar Baloch said that in the name of “Haqq do Balochistan” some Balochs are with Maulana but they should not consider it their authority and right to refrain Baloch from their armed struggle, it is Baloch fundamental and human right to choose any means of struggle.
The Baloch leader said that Balochs never misunderstood Jamaat-e-Islami’s agenda, but it exposed itself by opposing the Baloch national cause at the time. “Baloch knows Jamaat-e-Islami’s religious agenda. This group is nurtured by ‘Al Shams’ and ‘Al Badr’. From Maulana Maududi to Siraj-ul-Haq, all are the outputs of the Pakistani Army used when needed like Zia-ul-Haq did. Later different governments at different times have used them for their cause. Baloch recognizes Jamaat-e-Islami’s deceptive policy. It is everyone’s national responsibility to unveil their true face to the people”, he said.