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Over 2,000 illegal migrants settled in India since Myanmar coup

The Sub-committee of the Manipur Cabinet has revealed that 2,187 individuals from Myanmar, classified as illegal immigrants, have established settlements in 41 locations across four districts. The sub-committee, led by Letpao Haokip, the Minister of Tribal Affairs and Hill Development in its report stated that Tengnoupal had the highest number of 1,147 Myanmar nationals residing, followed by 881 in Chandel, 154 in Churachandpur, and five in Kamjong.

In March and April, the sub-committee, including state Ministers Awangbow Newmai and Thounaojam Basanta, visited the tribal-dominated districts. They met with the illegal immigrants, discussing providing humanitarian relief and shelters.

Prior to the outbreak of ethnic violence on May 3, the Manipur government had planned to identify and detain the Myanmar nationals who had sought asylum in the state.

Around 5,000 immigrants, including women and children, have fled from the conflict-ridden Myanmar since the coup by Myanmar Junta in February 2021.

Interestingly, the report is presented by CSC chaired by Letpao Haokip, who himself has aligned with the Kuki causes. He along with nine other tribal MLAs, has called for a separate administration in response to the ethnic violence that occurred on May 3. Among the ten MLAs, seven, including Haokip, belong to the BJP. Recently, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh attributed the ongoing unrest in the state to infiltrators from across the border and militants, emphasizing that it are not a conflict between two communities. Manipur shares a 398 km unfenced border with Myanmar.

Illegal immigration, a reality of decades

According to an official report, illegal immigrants’ identification created a panic among them. During the identification drive, it was observed that they not only have migrated to Manipur in large numbers but also have formed their own village. Concerned by this, government proposed building shelter homes for them. But the illegal immigrants strongly objected to it, contributing to the recent outbreak of violence, as mentioned in the report.

The report also highlights the impact of the Manipur government’s ‘War on Drugs’ campaign on the poppy cultivation and narcotics business run by Myanmar nationals in the state. Influential illegal poppy cultivators and drug lords from Myanmar, who have settled in Manipur, have fueled the recent violence.

Various Kuki Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have accused the Manipur government of harassing Indian citizens under the pretext of identifying illegal immigrants. However, illegal immigration has been the reality of Manipur. Chins from Myanmar and Kukis belong to same Tibeto-Mongoloid race and hence have linguistic and cultural similarities. This makes it difficult to differentiate between them. Kukis have also been accused of supporting illegal immigration to change the demography of the region.

Joykishan Singh, JD(U)MLA of Manipur, had earlier stated in the Manipur Assembly that between 1971 to 2001, the population of the state grown by 153.3 per cent in the hill districts. However the rise per cent bounced to 250.9% between 2001 and 2011. The valley districts saw a population growth of 94.8% and 125.4% between the same periods respectively.

So far, the state has suffered alot by ethnic violence between the Meitei community, which is predominant in the valley, and the Kuki tribe, which is predominant in the hills. The violence has claimed the lives of over 120 people and left more than 400 injured, belonging to different communities.

Geneva: PTM leads a barefoot march to the United Nations against atrocities by Paki Army

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) carried out a barefoot march to the United Nation in Geneva Switzerland highlighting the terrorism spread by Pakistan Army and its subsequent human rights implications.

PTM’s march started from Lake Geneva to Broken Chair in front of the United Nations. The event was attended by hundreds of Pashtuns from Pakistan and Afghanistan along with other supporters of the cause.

During the march, Pashtun protestors raised slogan against Pakistan Army. They underscored the fact that Pakistan Army and its sponsored terror organization TTP have carried out a genocide of Pashtuns. The Pashtun community is facing the consequences of the terror war which is not even related to them.

International Conference on Human Right Violations of ethnic minorities in Pakistan

Beside the march to the United Nation, PTM Europe also organized the International Conference on Human Right Violations of ethnic minorities in Pakistan. PTM workers present at the event told the media that no religious minority is safe in Pakistan. Pakistan Army with its breaded terror outfits continue to hound every tribe, sect and religion.

The issue of illegal arrest and extra-judicial measures being taken by Pakistan were also raised. PTM sought attention of the conference towards the crackdown on Pashtun activists and absolute abrogation of human rights in Pakistan.

Notably, Pakistan has employed every subversive tactic to curb the voice of dissent. PTM which has been a non-violent right advocacy movement, is being dealt with brutality. In addition to that, the terror of extremist organization like TTP among others has also made the region and Pashtuns vulnerable. Pasthun workers have time and again voiced their concerns by exemplifying the horrendous situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. As per them, the streets of areas like Waziristan remain filled with the terrorist and army vehicles.

The kids who need to play with toys see guns lingering at the shoulders of terrorists and military personnel. According to Pashtuns, any sensible government would never throw its citizens to such a hell, unless it is brutal and inhuman as Pakistan.

US ambassador to Pakistan’s secret visit to POGB & POJK bolsters India’s strategic autonomy

A couple of days after Indian Foreign Minister’s remark that “it is still the world of double standards,” the United States has proved him correct. The US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome visited Pakistan occupied Gilgit-Baltistan (POGB) and Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir (POJK).

The secret visit raises concerns and apprehensions over the intention of the United States regarding its relationship with India. The point being, US clearly knows that the concerned areas are under the illegal occupation of Pakistan and making political maneuvers in those area could compromise its relation with India. Despite that, the US ambassador visited the region and that too secretly.

Even the media was not informed about his visit. If reports are to be believed, it was not a casual visit as he met with some of the local Pak-backed politicians and Food and Tourism Minister of the occupying government, Ghulam Muham­mad in Gilgit.

Donald should have taken the cognizance of protests in the POJK and POGB, where people are protesting over the persecution by Pakistan Army. Visiting the region implies not only legitimizing the Pakistani claim but also the persecution and oppression by Pakistan Army in POGB and POJK.

What was the mysterious activity?

The United State must now contemplate why it should not be called as a sympathiser of a terrorist regime? It must know that with this secret visit, it has crossed the line which the other Indian rivals have never tried to cross!

Above all, the alleged reference to POJK that Donald used, i.e., “Azad Kashmir” is in sheer contrast to the Indian stand and being the non-party in the matter, such an attribution is also a kind of legalisation which raises question, that why should India think of United States as a strategic partner? And under what authority, he got the right to address that region as “Azad”?

Furthermore, it is not only India that is raising question, Mr. Donald’s secret visit has also come under the sharp criticism from the opposition party in POGB. The opposition leader of GB, Kazim not only criticised his secret visit but also called it the “mysterious activity” of the US Ambassador in the region.

So, what was that mysterious activity? Was it a visit to count the abducted youth of the region, who are coercively fed into terror factory on a daily basis? Or was it a visit to see the protests of hungry citizens who are demanding their national recognition right along with basic amenities? Well, if these are not the concerned activities, then it’s time for India to stop the recognition of US face that relates to human rights and recognise the US face through which the blood lust lingered during the Iraq invasion. The US has always thrived on the dead bodies of lakh of innocents and made the world, its battleground so that it could benefit from every cooking conflict.

Connecting threads

This takes us to a very important development. Reportedly, the recent Canadian allegations were based on the “so-called” intelligence from the Five Eyes, especially United States. This rings the bell. First providing an intel to Canada based on open-source information, then US ambassador’s secret visit to POGB and POJK makes it very clear that US is pulling the strings and playing from behind the scenes. Reason? Growing Indian dominance is stinging in the eyes of US.

Apparently, there is no room left for the doubts! US is certainly trying to play its cold war game play of equilibrium. It wants to woo India because it sees New Delhi as the only potential country that can face China. Meantime, it is also leaving no stone unturned to reinstate Pakistan as a potential rival to India so that it can keep India’s dominance under check.

This becomes more evident by the statement of US ambassador to India, Mr. Eric Garcetti. When asked about Mr. Donald’s secret visit, he very nicely steered the question and gave a diplomatic reply that, a delegation also went to Kashmir during G20 and that the issue is bilateral and apart from India and Pakistan, no third party will interfere. While he cleverly upheld the Indian stand of no foreign intervention, he also justified US’ intervention in POGB and POJK.

US has made a mistake worth regretting!

Since the cold war time, US has tried to appease and neglect India as per its need. One of many reasons that melted their heart, at the advent of 21st century, was the growing aggression of China and their desperate need for India by their side. But now, as India is growing and is becoming a beacon of hope for the larger world, US is trying to revive a counter in Asia, yet again through Pakistan. As, it is no hidden fact that US helped Pakistan to gets bailout from IMF after it promised to supply weapons to Ukraine, while India has resisted every pressure of taking hardline on Russia.

The secret visit of US ambassador to POGB and POJK highlights the US double standards. Hopefully, India’s neutrality has the space for more autonomy. The United States has done what it had to, now its time for India to reply. In coming days it is definitely going to be proved as the biggest mistake of United States. Nevertheless, one thing is pretty much clear that the neutrality and strategic autonomy of India is going to be more strong than ever.

Geneva exposes Pakistan’s ‘Kill and Dump’ policy of Baloch

Geneva, September 26, 2023: In a display of solidarity, a three-day-long photo and banner exhibition has been launched in front of the United Nations office in Geneva. This exhibition aims to draw attention to the dire situation faced by the Baloch people in Pakistan-occupied-Balochistan. It also highlights the alarming abuse of human rights and the rising incidents of enforced disappearances in the region.

The exhibition was jointly organized by the Baloch Voice Association, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, and Baloch Peoples’ Congress. The organizers demanded urgent UN intervention to protect the lives of the Baloch people, who have been facing the worst human rights violations.

Plight of Baloch People

For far too long, Pakistan-occupied-Balochistan has witnessed enforced disappearances, targeting political activists, students, and civilians by the Pak Army. They are subjected to torture, and their lifeless bodies are discarded in isolated areas.

Munir Mengal, President of the Baloch Voice Association, said, “Pakistan Army is abusing the fundamental rights of the people on a daily basis and every day we receive through social media information that people have been abducted. And also, we have been receiving information that those who have been abducted by the Pakistan army, are throwing their dead bodies in different areas.”

Mengal said that in the last two weeks, 20 mutilated bodies of those people who had been victims of enforced disappearances by the Pakistani forces have been found.

Human Rights Abuses 

Mengal added, “This is how Pakistan is doing her kill and dumb policy and the world has not taken interest on this issue. For this purpose, we are here to seek the attention of the UN and Pakistan, a member state of the UN and member states should take notice of human rights which the Pakistan forces are doing over there”.

The demonstration also included Pashtuns, Sindhi, Baloch, and activists from Bangladesh. Political activists from Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK) also made their voices heard, demanding that Islamabad vacate Kashmir and allow its people to live in peace.

The demonstration, organized by the United Kashmir People’s National Party calls to “STOP human rights violations in PoJK and Gilgit Baltistan” and “Pakistan must stop Human Rights Violations.” The outrage in PoJK and Pak-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan stems from violations of human rights, misuse of laws, and issues such as high inflation, poverty, and unemployment.

Rogue Pakistan Army abducts 6 Kashmiri youth

In a disturbing and heartbreaking incident, the rogue Pakistan Army has once again displayed its oppressive nature by abducting six innocent Kashmiri youths. These young individuals were engaged in a selfless act of cleaning and maintaining a cemetery in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK). This heinous act sheds light on the true face of oppression and injustice that persists in the region.

Children abducted for terror training

This incident is not isolated. Just a few months ago, a local traders’ body in PoJK raised an alarming concern about the abduction of children who were being subjected to terror training by Pakistan-based jihadi groups. Shockingly, it is reported that over 150 children have gone missing from the region in the past two months.

During a press conference, Maulana Khalil, the chief of the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir Traders’ Association (POJK), revealed that most of the missing children hail from various areas in PoK, including Muzaffarabad, Balakot, Rawalkot, Noorkot, Nowshera Samani, and Bagh. Maulana Khalil expressed his shock at the situation and suggested that these abductions appear to be pre-planned.

While Maulana Khalil did not directly accuse the Pakistan Army or ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence), it is obvious that they are involved in providing training to the abducted children in terror camps. Operating such camps without the blessings or involvement of the Pakistan Army or ISI is not possible.

Local bodies have also alleged that Paki establishment is attempting to alter the demographics of PoJK by settling non-Kashmiris, particularly those of Punjabi origin, in the region.

This is not the first time that the Pakistan Army has abducted innocent civilians in PoJK. In recent years, hundreds of missing persons have been reported, including members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party. Many of these missing persons are the sole breadwinners of their families, and their disappearance has caused immense hardship and suffering.

The Pakistan Army has been accused of using torture and other inhumane treatment against detainees. In many cases, detainees have been held incommunicado for months or even years without charge or trial.

Human rights groups have repeatedly called on the Pakistan government to investigate the disappearances and to bring those responsible to justice. However, no meaningful action to address this issue has been taken so far.

Locals resist abduction attempts

In 2020, in Rawalakot city, Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir (PoJK), brave residents prevented an abduction attempt by Pakistan Army’s agents targeting a Kashmiri youth named Nauman. A video shared by the United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) captured the moment when locals intervened. They smashed the abductors’ vehicle, broke its windows, and confronted the kidnappers, who claimed to be from the Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) but were accused of carrying fake identity cards.

Pakistan-occupied Jammu & Kashmir has been a hotspot for terror activities against India for a long period. It was the target of surgical strikes by the Indian military following the Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir.

The abduction of Kashmiri youths and children raises serious human rights concerns and highlights the need for international attention and intervention. Under illegal occupation of Pakistan, PoJK has suffered for decades. The calls for justice and an end to such abductions grow louder each day, and the we must not remain silent in the face of such atrocities.

Protests erupt against Pakistan Army’s atrocities in Dera Bugti

On 24 Sept, demonstrations by Baloch Youth Council (BYC) Lahore were held in Liberty Chowk in order to shed light on the grave injustices being carried out in Dera Bugti and Karachi by the Pak Army. This has ignited a flame for change that echoes across borders.

Karachi’s grief

The streets of Karachi, particularly Lyari, is bearing the scars of extrajudicial killings, individuals Yaseen and Tahir were the victims of the Pakistan Army’s atrocities. Pak Army commits Baloch genocide under the guise of “Gang Wars” and fake encounters. Their lives were tragically cut short for just being a Baloch. For belonging to a particular ethnicity. No other reason.

The Paki establishment and its ruthless control is life-threatening to everyone they that they have forcefully occupied and Pakistan-occupied-Balochistan is one of them.

Dera Bugti’s struggle

On the night of 24 sept, Dr. Jamak, son of Washo Bugti, was forcibly taken from his clinic in Sui. Liaqat, son of Paroo Bugti, met a similar fate during a Pakistan Army raid in Zafar Colony. These abductions are not isolated incidents; they are part of a larger pattern of repression that continues to grip Dera Bugti in fear.

The Pak Army operation in Dera Bugti, now entering its 15th day, paints a grim picture of suffering and violence. Dera Bugti has been under siege by the Pak Army. Baloch homes are set on fire, innocent citizens are unabatedly abducted from Sui, Uch, Zain kho, and Daranjen is a chilling reminder of the Pak Army’s brutality in this region.

The Paki establishment contends that the Pak Army launched a rescue operation to recover six footballers who were abducted over the weekend while traveling from Sui Dera Bugti to Sibi. However, under this lie, families are torn apart, communities are shattered, and lives turned to dust. These are the consequences of this unchecked brutality of Paki establishment. The internet services and communication have been cut off in the region of Dera Bugti, making it impossible to measure the depth of ongoing oppression and violence.

Global cry for justice

On 23 sept, in London, Baloch Republican Party (BRP) of UK Zone raised its voice against the genocide in Dera Bugti, Pakistan-occupied-Balochistan. The protesters demanded that the international community must intervene to stop the violence. This international solidarity reminds us that the struggle for justice knows no boundaries.

Free Balochistan Movement also organized protests outside the Iranian embassy in Helsinki, Finland. They highlighted the widespread atrocities committed against Baloch in Pakistan-occupied-Balochistan.

The Butcher of Balochistan

Asif Ghafoor, infamously known as the ‘Butcher of Balochistan,’ continues to perpetrate heinous acts against innocent Baloch in Dera Bugti. His actions have drawn additional criminals from the Pakistan Army to oppress the people of this region. More than 26 people have been abducted so far, a chilling indicator of the relentless Pak Army operation.

In a world where voices are often choked, where the cries of the oppressed too frequently go unheard, it is heartening to see the youth of Balochistan rise in passionate protest. In the face of such adversity, the Baloch youth and their supporters refuse to be silenced. These protests, both at home and abroad, serve as a stark reminder to the world that the Baloch people demand their rights, dignity, and an end to the atrocities.

The Pakistan Army has committed numerous atrocities, including daily home raids, disappearances, staged encounters, target killings, torture, humiliation at checkpoints, and kidnappings for ransom. Following the illegal occupation of Balochistan in March 1948, Balochistan has been fighting the war of its existence.

J&K Police busts two terror modules, arrests five terrorists

In a significant development, the Kulgam Police in Jammu and Kashmir have apprehended five individuals described as “hybrid” terrorists, following the dismantling of two terror modules in the region. The operation, conducted on Sunday, also led to the recovery of a cache of arms and ammunition, further underscoring the gravity of the situation.

Among the seized items were two pistols, three hand grenades, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), and various other types of ammunition. The five individuals arrested in this operation have been identified as Aadil Hussain Wani, Suhail Ahmad Dar, Aitmad Ahmad Laway, Mehraj Ahmad Lone, and Sabzar Ahmad Khaar. Their alleged affiliation with the notorious terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba has raised alarms among security forces.

A First Information Report (FIR) has been filed at the Qaimoh police station, officially documenting the arrests and related discoveries. An ongoing investigation is currently underway to ascertain the full extent of their involvement and any potential connections to other criminal activities.

Series of terror modules busted

This recent development comes roughly a month after the police, in collaboration with the 26 Assam Rifles and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), successfully uncovered and dismantled a terror module in north Kashmir’s Bandipora region. Subsequently, two terrorists were arrested and arms and ammunition were confiscated from them, emphasizing the continuous efforts to combat terrorism in the region.

The authorities have been vigilant in their pursuit of individuals involved in terrorist activities, with a commitment to ensuring the safety and security of the region’s residents. In the last few months, security forces have busted several terror revival plot in J&K. A month before the Bandipora dismantle, security force also thwarted a terror revival plot in Srinagar, where the 43 separatists and terrorists were arrested following a raid in a hotel. The recent arrests and seizures highlight the continued challenges faced by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, underscoring the need for ongoing efforts to maintain peace and stability in the region.

Three Ahmadiyya mosques vandalised by radical Islamists in Pakistan

In a latest development, three Ahmadiyya mosques have been attacked by radical Islamists and police officers in Pakistan.

On September 23, two Ahmadiyya mosques were attacked and vandalised in Sheikhpura, Pakistan. As usual, the radical Islamists targeted the minaret of the mosques in Narang Mandi and Nano Dogar. Shockingly, the Polce was present at the site but it refrained from taking any action. Some reports even suggest that the Police personnel were themselves involved in desecration of the minarets.

Similarly, on September 21, about 8 to 10 people sneaked into an Ahmadiyya mosque situated at Martin Road in Karachi. As per reports, the miscreants vandalized the mosque and its property including gates, windows, bulbs and other furniture. The perpetrators used a ladder to climb and enter from above the mosque. In a blasphemous act, they also vandalised the images of the founders of Ahmadiyya community.

This is yet another establishment backed attack on Ahmadiyya’s place of worship. Ahmadiyya along with other religious minorities are vulnerable inside Pakistan. The radical Islamist who do not believe Ahmadiyya to be a sect of Islam perpetuate attacks on their places of worship. They get an ideological support from the Paki constitution which has barred Ahmadiyyas to call them Muslims. Not only the ideological support, but they also get religious support from the bigoted Sunni clerics and a legal support from the so-called law enforcement authorities, who themselves share the same thought process and are often found involved in carrying out such activities.

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Pakistan officer Amir Mahmood recently said, “Police under the pressure of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) desecrated 74 graves of Ahmadis by destroying their tombstones in Daska city of Sialkot district of Punjab, some 100kms from Lahore.” The statement itself speaks volume about the hand in gloves of Pakistan’s police with the radical Islamists.

Notably, the Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan was officially categorized as non-Muslims by constitutional decree in 1974. Furthermore, in 1984, Pakistan revoked their right to identify themselves as Muslims. It is deeply disturbing that such a flagrant infringement of human rights continues to exist in the modern world.

India hits back at Pakistan over Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly


India lambasts Pakistan for raising Jammu and Kashmir issue in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). During his UNGA address, Pakistan’s caretaker PM, Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar called on international community to act over Kashmir issue.  In response, Petal Gahlot, India’s first secretary at the United Nations, labelled Pakistan’s remarks as a “malicious propaganda” attempt to divert international attention away from its own human rights record.

Mincing no words, Gehlot stated, “Pakistan has become a habitual offender when it comes to misusing this August forum to peddle baseless and malicious propaganda against India.” Went on to say that the international community is well aware of the foul tactics of Pakistan, which aims to divert the spotlight from its depressing human rights record.

She again emphasised India’s stand over the entire J&K and Ladakh by saying, “We reiterate that the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir are an integral part of India. Matters pertaining to the UTs of J&K and Ladakh are purely internal to India. Pakistan has no locus standi to comment on our domestic matters,” she added firmly.

India’s diplomatic slap to Pakistan comes after Pakistan’s caretaker Prime Minister Kakar said, “Development depends on peace. Pakistan is situated in the least economically integrated region in the world. Pakistan believes that regions develop together; therefore, [the country] desires peaceful and productive relations with all neighbours, including India.”

Pakistan wasting both time and international platform over Kashmir

Kakar also called on the UNSC to ensure the implementation of its Kashmir resolution and suggested reinforcing the United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP). Accordingly, he urged global powers to persuade New Delhi to accept Pakistan’s offer of mutual restraint on strategic and conventional weapons.

Pakistan’s statement on peace is nothing short of hilarious. The country, which mostly comprises illegally occupied territories like Balochistan, POJK, and POGB, is talking about peace. If there is any country that is most responsible for instability and insecurity in the subcontinent, it is Pakistan. With its industry of terrorism and its patron, the Pakistan Army, Pakistan has disrupted peace not only in the region but also in the territories it has illegally occupied. Every region, including POJK, POGB, Balochistan, Sindh, and Pakhtunkhwa, is raising its voice to break free from the identity of Pakistan forcibly imposed upon them.

Pakistan has a history of exploiting international platforms to bring up the Kashmir issue. It persistently attempts to internationalize the J&K, including at the United Nations. India, however, has maintained an unwavering stance, asserting that the entire region of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh is, was, and will always be an integral part of India. Pakistan should understand that it is wasting its precious time and an international platform over an issue that has nothing to do with it. Instead, it should use this international platform to put up some crucial issues that relates to it and its people.