Thursday, January 23, 2014

Radical Terror Groups Mass Murder Shia Hazara Pilgrims in Balochistan

January 14th 2013, Shiite Pilgrims were attacked a second time this year while returning from Iran.  Pakistani Terrorist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi detonated a human bomb, destroying the Pilgrim’s bus killing 29 people and injuring nearly 40 others.  The bomb blast was followed by a hail of terrorist gunfire.  Lashkar-e-Jhangvi also claimed responsibility for the January 1st attack on Shiite Pilgrims when a car bomb was driven into their bus killing three.  Following the #MastungBlast attack, mass protests broke out in Quetta.  Public Protests led by the Brave Families of the deceased and the local Shia Hazara community brought Quetta traffic to a standstill.  The Quetta protests quickly sparked demonstrations in several other cities throughout Pakistan including Karachi, Hyderabad and Islamabad.

Shiite Families Mourn the Unburied Bodies of the Martyred Pilgrims.
The Shia Hazara Community refused to bury the bodies until Senior Government Officials
agreed to take Serious Action against the Terrorists Responsible for the Attack

Earlier today, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar addressed the demonstrators in Quetta after meeting with representatives of the local Hazara community.  Minister Nisar assured the protestors that “We will not allow the situation to go on like this”.  Although Minister Nisar has made promises of action.  Rather than investigate the bus attack and arrest the criminals responsible, the Pakistani Security Forces fired tear gas into the crowds of Shia protestors and arrested at least 8 demonstrators.  Leaders of the Shia community have condemned the incident at Tower terming it “a cruel act by the police”.  
Considering the capacity of local Security Forces such as the FC & BC as well as agencies such as the ISI’s intricate intelligence network and a military force who claims to rival the Indian Army, a Gang of Terrorist thugs like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi ought to be short order. 

UPDATE - while editing this post, released the following article...
It has yet to be confirmed that the apprehended suspects are linked to the recent terrorist attacks.

Earlier this month, on Thursday January 9th, Pakistani FC soldiers invaded a Turbat college dorm.  A professor and several students were tortured and one student abducted.  During the raid, FC soldiers looted the dorm of valuables and learning materials.  Several days later, the FC held a press conference to boast about the plunder of what they termed “anti-Pakistani” literature.  The confiscated books included works by Bertrand Russell, and Meer Gul Khan Naseer or about historical figures such as Jawaharlal Nehru, Nelson Mandela, Che Guevera and Ghandi.  Even Poetry books by Ata Shad, Gholam Hossian Shohaz, and Kareem Dashti were taken.  Not only does this raid confirm Pakistan’s agenda of oppression through learning deprivation, but also establishes their own fear of modern and moderate ideologies.  This attack and confiscation of such material only proves that Pakistans radical policies are too feeble to endure.  Pakistan’s inability to combat the ideas and concepts put forth in books with their own ideology is only substantiated by their censorship of any information they are unable to intelligently dispute.

January 11th, In Naal, Khuzdar, one woman was gunned down by unidentified gunmen.  Another unidentified civilian was killed on Sunday when gunmen opened fire in Musa Colony, Quetta.  In the Eastern Bye Pass district of Quetta, a mutilated body was recovered.  Meanwhile in Panjgur, gunmen shot and killed Khalid r/o Chitkan.
January 12th another body is found in Satellite Town, Quetta, and one person was killed in Kharotabad, Quetta.  In Mastung three bodies were recovered, were recovered on Sunday one of them identified as Adam Khan r/o Dasht, Mastung.   In Tasup, Panjgur, the residence of Martyr Saeed Baloch’s Uncle was invaded ransacked and looted by Pakistani Forces on Sunday.
Pakistani Forces abducted Dil Jan s/o Deen Mohmmad from Nasirabad, Turbat, on January 13th.  Gaus Baksh s/o Naiksaal r/o Hoshab, was also abducted in Turbat on Monday.  In Satellite Town, Quetta, another civilian was killed on Monday by unidentified gunmen.  The next day Pakistani Military Forces conducted operations in Mondrani Mat, Sui.  State Agents abducted Bamba Bugti s/o Wazeero, Lal Baig Bugti s/o Wazeero, Bekaaro s/o Wazeero, Lalham s/o Ameerhan & Gula s/o Meeran during the seige.
Wednesday january 15th Naseer Khan & Faisal s/o Rafiq Baloch were abducted by State Agents from the Solo area of Buleda district of Kech.
January 16th Pakistani Security Forces resumed their relentless persecution of Baloch civilians in Turbat.  Residents were harassed and interrogated by Pakistani Agents who abducted one citizen and confiscated his motorcycle.  On Friday in Khardan district of Kalat, Target Killers assassinated Abdullah Nichari and  Manzoor Ahmed Nichari.  Meanwhile in Chitkan Market, Panjgur, unidentified gunmen abducted Businessman Qadeer s/o Hammal.
On January 18th, In Gwadar, Pakistani Armed Forces conducted a raid on the home of Ismail Baloch.  State Forces abducted Ismail Baoch and his 3 sons Abid Baloch, Mosa Baloch and Waseem Babul r/o Iran.  The next day Pakistani Security Forces conducted door to door search and seizure operations in Awaran, plundering the valuables of residents.  Hazoor Baksh was assassinated by Target Killers on Sunday January 19th in Khuda Badan, Panjgur.
January 20th two more tortured bodies were recovered in Satellite Town, Quetta.  In Mach Bolan, shop keeper Dinnar Bangulzahi was abducted by State Agents.  In Sibbi, Target killers assassinated Khairo.  Tuesday January 21st, unidentified gunmen killed a resident of Wadh Khuzdar.  The next day another Khuzdar resident was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen.
Wednesday January 22nd, Pakistani Forces attacked the rural town of Gorjak Mashkey.  State Forces plundered the possessions of residents and vandalized more than 100 homes.  During the seige, 5 women and 3 children reported being tortured and interrogated.  One of the children sustained serious injuries during interrogation and remains in critical condition.  Pakistani forces also attacked the Sakuran rd. home of Dr. Dhani Baksh Marri Baloch in Hub.  13 people were abducted during the raid and several residents were tortured and interrogated.    Also on Wednesday a decomposed body was found in the Hub region.  Reports suggest the body was dumped at least 20 days ago.
Yaha s/o Fazal Hider was abducted on Wednesday while travelling from Gwadar to Turbat.  Sultan r/o Tasap was abducted by unidentified gunmen in Panjgur.  In Pashin a bullet riddled body was discovered on Wednesday and another on Thursday.  Pashin locals reported the bodies showed signs of torture.  Another body was found riddled with bullets in Quetta on the 23rd and in Khuzdar, two people were murdered by unidentified Target Killers.
In Khudabada, Panjgoor, Pakistani Forces conducted a violent campaign of looting and vandalism.  Residents’ report their rural homes were invaded by Pakistani soldiers who looted their valuables, vandalized their homes, and committed acts of torture upon the women and children.

After leaving Karachi 42 days ago (68 days since Quetta), the #VBMPLongMarch are now passing through the Punjab town of Jampur.  Despite ongoing threats against the marchers and their loved ones, the #VBMPLongMarch continues their march to the United Nations Office in Islamabad.   Mama Qadeer has reported being harassed by Intelligence Agencies to reveal personal information about the protestors.  In response, Mr. Qadeer affirmed his resolved, stating; “I refused to give them any information and told them that we protesting peacefully. We have the right to protest under any law. You cannot stop us by using such intimidating tactics.”
Balochistan Point - Into the Spotlight
Mama Qadeer, Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur, Banok Farzana Majeed, and the Long March Protestors continue to inspire people around the world with their brave trek through hostile lands.  We must all mirror the commitment made by the Long March Protestors and help keep them safe by promoting awareness of their historic demonstration.  So long as we keep watching, writing, posting, tweeting, etc., those who wish harm upon the brave #VBMPLongMarch protestors cannot act.

IVBMP-BHRC Canada Joint Awareness Campaign for the VBMP Historical Long March
Balochwarna News - Canada: Joint Awareness Campaign in Support of VBMP Long March

In Vancouver Canada, the IVBMP organized a joint awareness campaign in support of the #VBMPLongMarch at Simon Fraser University.  IVBMP Coordinator Aziz Baloch delivered pamphlets and seminars informing Canadians of Pakistan’s ongoing campaign of abductions & extra-judicial killings in Balochistan.  At the conclusion of the event, Aziz Baloch thanked the students and staff of SFU for their keen interest and show of support for the VBMP long march and the families of the victims of Pakistani state atrocities in Balochistan. He further stated that the awareness campaign for support of human rights in Balochistan shall continue at other venues including University of British Columbia.

Yesterday in London, BSO-Azaad London held a rally outside the Natioanl Union of Journalists Headquarters to support the #VBMPLongMarch and create awareness of the ongoing campaign of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan.

BSO-Azaad and BNM issued calls for a Balochistan workers strike on the 24th of January 2014 to protest ongoing military operations, abductions, torture & interrogation of Women & Children conducted by Pakistani Forces in Balochistan.

Baloch Youth Wing - Unity Our only Possiblity of Freedom
Baloch Youth Wing President Imdad Baloch provides some insight into how Pakistan sows interternal dischord amongst the various Baloch Nationalist Parties.

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