The assassination of Hayat Baloch is the continuation of targeting Baloch youth and the future of nation, said Baloch leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch while commenting on the tragic death of Hayat Baloch by the Pakistani security forces. The purpose of Pakistan by committing such war crimes is to continue the genocide of Baloch people as well as an attempt to psychologically demoralize the youth of Balochistan by creating uncertain situation so that they would not be able to focus on their education nor are able to play their due role in the Baloch national struggle.
“Pakistan has employed multi-pronged aggression to keep the Baloch youth at bay from getting education, which includes the colonial system of education to paralyze the mind of youth, to keep schools, colleges and universities under control of the army and to settle military camps and check posts in these educational institutions. Thousands of Baloch students are killed by the Pakistan Army and thousands of them are still enduring inhumane torture in secret detention centers run by the army,” said Dr. Allah Nazar, the pro-independence Baloch leader.
“After the horrific and gruesome murder of Hayat Baloch, the reaction of the Baloch nation was a natural phenomenon. The Baloch nation has made thousands of sacrifices to keep the spirit of national struggle alive. Pakistan has employed every tactic to destroy our identity, culture, and language. Along with the genocide across Baloch nation, our culture and language are also being endangered. For this Pakistan has imposed a ban on reading and writing of Balochi language whilst the English language centers and teachers are also being continuously targeted. All those books which are published in Lahore and Karachi are banned in Balochistan. Pakistan Army has confiscated Balochi and other books from the book shops in district Kech and other places, which is the clear indication that the state of Pakistan is trying to keep Baloch nation away from getting education and knowledge,” explained Dr Allah Nazar Baloch.
Dr Allah Nazar further elaborated: “The assassination of Hayat Baloch is the continuation of this policy which aims to target the bright stars of Balochistan. Even though we have time and again been telling our youth and appealed to them that they should stand against Pakistani atrocities but also adjust themselves to the available colonial educational system and prove it to the world that while living within the colonial system of education, it cannot carry them away from their national aspirations.”
“The state lackeys have become active in order to mitigate and cool down the extremely angry reaction created by Hayat Baloch’s shooting. Military officers and police authorities are busy in the photo sessions. These excursions are nothing but false sympathies. They only want to make the Baloch believe that it was an error of an individual and the legal proceedings have been initiated against the culprit. But I want to make this clear that the assassination of Hayat Baloch was not the crime of an individual, but the state of Pakistan is the killer of Hayat Baloch because this is not the first case of its nature. For this reason, giving blood money or punishing an individual is an insult to the injuries of the Baloch nation,” Dr Allah Nazar Baloch said without mincing words.
“Anti-Baloch federalist parties are also trying to cash out on this issue for their petty interests. For instance, Dr. Malik, an anti-Baloch element, came out of the hibernation only at a time when the Baloch nation is expressing their hatred vehemently against the state of Pakistan. The attempt from Dr. Malik to associate the assassination of Hayat Baloch and martyrdom of other Baloch shaheed and missing persons to the armed struggle is an attempt to let Pakistan go scot-free from all of its committed crimes, said Dr Allah Nazar Baloch.
Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch concluded, “Our armed struggle is in accordance with the international laws and is being waged on our own land. Until now the Baloch armed struggle has not violated any international law and abides by the Geneva Conventions. On the contrary, Pakistan is committing war crimes on a daily basis. Dr. Malik instead of blaming the Baloch nation should advise his masters that they should peacefully withdraw from the Baloch land.”