Pakistan Army is openly playing with the dignity and honor of the Baloch nation, said central spokesperson of Baloch National Movement (BNM) on Friday. “The Pakistan Army had been intervening in every step of life. Now the situation had reached a point where Baloch are left with no choice to even be able to decide the marriage of their children,” said the BNM spokesperson. The BNM’s outburst came in response to the incident at Harooni Dann area of Awaran, where the Pakistan Army had called Noor Jan Baloch to a military camp and threatened him to hand over his daughter to the army. Noor Jan instead committed suicide sacrificing his life for his honor and dignity but did not allow his honor to be violated.
“We salute him for this sacrifice,” said the BNM spokesperson venerating the sacrifice of Noor Jan. BNM explained that Noor Jan’s crime was that he married his daughter to a Baloch activist despite threats of dire consequences. In the eyes of Pakistan, this was an ‘unforgivable crime’. The Pakistan Army detained Noor Jaan along with his son and other close relatives and later transferred them to a military camp. They were brutally tortured. As a result of these tortures, Noor Jan’s kidneys failed. After this inhuman torture the Pakistan Army released Noor Jan Baloch from the camp on the condition that he would present his daughter in the military camp, otherwise he would be once again punished along with his children.
The spokesman said that Noor Jan being a proud Baloch sacrificed his life to avoid the humiliation of bringing his daughter to the occupying army.
“We have no hope from the Pakistani media, civil society and so-called parliamentarians but it is the fundamental duty of every individual of Baloch nation to raise their voice on this tragic incident and prove that Pakistan can take our lives but cannot disgrace and trample our honor and dignity in front of our eyes.”
The spokesperson of Baloch National Movement asserted, “We will strongly resist such acts. The ongoing struggle is for the protection of Baloch people’s honor and dignity, which is possible only in an independent homeland.”