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Naela Quadri Baloch protest in front of Pakistan Embassy in Vancouver
14 Nov 2017

*Speech of Prof.Naela Quadri Baloch on the occasion of Baloch Martyrs Day, 13th November 2017, Vancouver, Canada*

Sohren salam pa me lalen shaheedan, hzara salani Baloch o Kurd tarikh e toka drah shaheedani qurbani a yat kanag e rochen, kol o karar kanage rochen

Salute to the fallen Baloch heroes of thousands of years of protecting our motherland Balochistan, today it is occupied by Pakistan that relies on demographic engineering, harsh crackdowns, Chinese investments, and religious extremists to tackle the secular Baloch independence movement. Kidnapping, torture, killing and rape the mode of governance.

We would appeal to the Baloch nation to join hands, be united and keep on struggle for freedom. We appeal to the  members of our Baloch family settled outside our motherland, particularly the educated youth, to support our public diplomacy to highlight the plight of the Baloch people and build support for the cause of Baloch independence.

India being the mother country of all independent states in the Subcontinent has a moral responsibility toward the victims of partition whether based in India or elsewhere. India admirably discharged this responsibility in Bangladesh. It is time to pay attention to the plight of Baloch people. We appeal to India to play its role to stop Baloch genocide.  

We appeal to the international community to extend support to our cause. In a world ravaged by Jihadi terrorism, an independent secular Balochistan will be a bulwark against forces of extremism and hatred. An independent Balochistan will help stabilize war torn Afghanistan. In particular, we appeal to the OIC to recognize our cause and condemn Pakistan’s oppression of Baloch people that is in every way contrary to the principles of justice.

We demand that Pakistan must stop mass murders, enforced abductions, torture, rape, burning n bombing our civilians, and using Islamic State extremists against pluralist peaceful innocent Baloch people.

We appeal to world powers to constitute United Nations mandated commission of inquiry and send a fact-finding mission to investigate crimes against Baloch people by Pakistan military and notorious intelligence service ISI, without any further delay to stop the unnecessary bleeding, forced displacement, hunger and gross human rights violations as it has become exceedingly urgent.

We appeal to stop CPEC it is directly related to the ongoing Baloch genocide. CPEC is not a people-centric project rather an opportunity for Pakistan’s Military elite and corrupt political elite to indulge in pilferage of Balochistan precious resources in the grab of development, connectivity and trade. CPEC is a cyanide pill to Baloch people, it may be sweeter than honey to Pakistani elite but it is honey coated cyanide pill to us.

Baloch movement for independence will go on and we will strive by joining hands with all friends and people around the world who are sympathetic to our cause to restore the dignity and pride of our nation by utilizing all the necessary revolutionary tools at our disposal.

There is consensus among Baloch people to liberate Baloch Nation from the tyrannical State of Pakistan. It is the birth right of every Baloch to struggle and fight to free our motherland, irrespective of class, creed, race, gender or religion.

The world let us down in 1948, 1958, 1962, 1973 and 2006. Can the world afford to let us down once again? We hope not.


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