Karima’s murder has further strengthened Balochistan’s freedom movement

The atrocities and torture meted out to the people of Balochistan inside prison cells, or outside, have now reached new heights. The so-called state-puppets of Pakistan, whence failed to break Baloch nationalism among the Baloch people by forceful abductions or brainwashing the masses towards their baseless ideology, have now begun targeting leaders in exile. One after another news of two prominent Baloch leaders have surfaced as they became targets of ISI and Pakistan Intelligence. With the martyrdom of Sajid Hussain and Karima Baloch in two different countries the truth is now crystal clear. We now understand that no Baloch ideology is, or was ever, accepted by Pakistan.

The blood-fed war, which was so cold and bloody, includes the brutal assassination of every Baloch in any part of the world, and the Baloch now understand that the barbarity unleashed unto them is the handiwork of Pakistani regime.

Hence, in Balochistan anyone who partakes their roots or the originality of their mother tongue is immediately tortured and gets subjugated under Pakistani chains.

But the basic question is why in a political system Baloch are used as pawns to further one’s political ambitions and then discarded conveniently. In this system politicians like Maryam Nawaz dress in a Balochi attire, embraces the Baloch distressed sisters for the safe return of their missing brothers poses for the cameras and then that’s it. Baloch are welcomed when it suits certain agenda.

One cannot understand why whenever an attack occurs it’s the Baloch who are suspected? In Pakistani society, Baloch are marked as terrorists and most of its population barely recognizes Baloch as human beings. In these circumstances a Baloch who stands for his/her fundamental right of a free land is put forth as a terrorist. In 2007, when BBC interviewed Karima Baloch about liberation waves, she stated that the United Nations charter gives right to every nation to fight for its glory as a free state and that the Baloch freedom movement is entirely based on this tenet.

Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), it is no crime for any nation to recognize and demand for a liberated state of their own and press for their right to be accepted.

On the other hand, ISI with no justification murders Baloch people. Lately, Sajid Hussain, a renowned Baloch writer and journalist, who in every possible way had drawn the issues of Balochistan through his writings in social media was first abducted, remained ‘missing’ for about two months and was found dead on April 30, 2020 at Uppsala in Sweden. Sajid Hussain had rightly highlighted in one of his articles that it is not the Baloch people who go ‘missing’ rather it’s Balochistan that is abducted and tortured. Balochistan is non-existent on Pakistan’s map.

Sajid Hussain, Chief Editor Balochistan Times was found dead at a river side in Uppsala, Sweden On April 30. He had been missing since March 2, from Uppsala.
Sajid Hussain, Chief Editor Balochistan Times was found dead at a river side in Uppsala, Sweden On April 30. He had been missing since March 2, from Uppsala.

Frankly, if one is to put forth just the recent facts deriving from fresh cases of the year, the reality becomes very vivid that the Pakistan government in reality is run by the Army and it fears the educational revolution among Baloch youth.

Mother and Father of Hayat Baloch crying over the body of their son. Hayat Baloch was murdered in cold blood by the Pakistani security forces in occupied Balochistan.
Mother and Father of Hayat Baloch crying over the body of their son. Hayat Baloch was murdered in cold blood by the Pakistani security forces in occupied Balochistan.

Earlier this year a Baloch youth was assassinated right in front of his parents. The cold blooded murder of Hayat Baloch marks two points. First, it points to the unbridled power of Frontier Corps who without any proof can murder a Baloch. Second, Hayat’s martyrdom has raised a lot of questions about Pakistani regime and anger continues to brew amongst Baloch youth. To quote Shaheed Ehsan Baloch, “the spark of terrorism, that Baloch is so famous for, is a direct and concrete lesson, injected inside, by the state of Pakistan. So yes, you keep on assassinating Karimas’ and Sajids’, and the more of what you label ‘terrorism’ shall spark out from the millions of Baloch Karimas’ and Sajids”.

Zoha Baloch
Zoha Baloch
Writer is a Human Rights Activist.

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