London, March 29: Baloch and Sindhi activists here have demanded that Pakistan be declared a ‘*** state’. A large number of people from the two communities converged in front of the BBC World Service office in London to protest and observe Pakistan’s *** *** of the “independent state” of Balochistan on March 27, 1948, a day that has since been declared as ‘Black Day’.
“This is the time the world should realize and they should, I think, this is the time for the security, for the peace and for the stability of the region, and the international community that they should declare Pakistan as a *** state,” Samad Baloch, a member of the Baloch Human Rights Council, said.
The protest intended to tell the international community, including the UN, that Balochistan should be recognized as an occupied country.
The protesters, holding placards with anti-*** slogans, its military, and human rights violations, blamed *** authorities for settling Taliban militia everywhere in the country.
“Basically, they are settling Taliban everywhere; they are settling Taliban in Gilgit and Baltistan; they are settling Taliban in ***-*** Kashmir; they are settling Taliban in Sindh; they are settling Taliban in Balochistan, because they are their strategic extension,” said Lakhu Luhana, Secretary General, World Sindhi Congress, UK.
Luhana said that Sindhis and Balochs are being denied their basic rights. “People are being disappeared, the political activists, and the Sindhi people… historical rights, political rights and legal rights and cultural rights, they have been completely denied them. There is no law and order, they have entered into poverty and suffering and that has descended on Sindh and Balochistan,” he said.
The protestors also said their struggle would continue until they had achieved their goal of a *** Balochistan.
They said that *** never wants to resolve the Kashmir issue, as it would then stop receiving international aid.
“If the Kashmir problem solved, how *** General…becoming…take money, so they are the most corrupt *** in the world, people call it fifth largest *** of the world, but we say this is the most corrupt *** in the world,” Mir Ghulam Hussain, Information Secretary, Baloch Human Rights Council, UK, said.
New Delhi accuses Pakistan of sponsoring *** in Indian-administered [Occupied] Kashmir. ***, which claims Kashmir in full, has consistently denied its involvement in abetting an anti-India insurgency that has killed more than 47,000 people since 1989.
Former legislative assembly member from Balochistan and member of the powerful Marri tribe, Harbiya Marri, also said that *** has no intentions to have peace with India, and the dialogue between the two countries is a farce.
“They have no intention of having peace with Pakistan because they have to maintain this large *** and the *** is main ruler of Pakistan, which is controlling Pakistan for the last 62 years. So this is the creation of this artificial stage. So, they have to have some sort of dialogue to show we want peace but in reality the intentions are not peace. They want these camps to be maintained to keep on *** *** government, people and the whole world,” he said.
India broke off a four-year-long sluggish peace initiative with Pakistan after the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks, saying dialogue could resume only if Islamabad acted against militants on its soil. It blamed the attacks, which killed 166 people, on ***-based militants.
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