Baloch Holocaust: More than 10,000 Baloch dead due to total blockade imposed by the Pakistani military regime!
KALAT, Balochistan – The Pakistani armed forces have once again targeted Baloch civilian population. Last week on Thursday, one F-16 fighter jet bombed a Baloch nomad’s tent and killed two women and two children in the Gazital area, 20 Km east of Kahan in occupied Balochistan on Wednesday.
According to sources, the F-16 fighter jet used MK-82, 500 lbs. bombs to target a tent where the family of Savzali Marri was having a meal; one woman and her 7-year-old son were killed instantly. They were blown up into pieces and very little remained of them.
Two other members of Marri’s family, a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, were away at a distance, and bomb shrapnel critically injured them both. Due to total blockade imposed by the Pakistani military regime in the Marri and Bugti tribal areas of occupied Balochistan, there were no medicine, medical facilities or doctors available to treat the injuries sustained by the victims. Due to heavy bleeding and major internal injuries, both mother and daughter succumb to their injuries and died a few hours later.
It is worth mentioning that Balochistan was forcibly annexed in Pakistan; and ever since the illegal occupation of Balochistan, the Baloch people are living in a miserable condition. This is the fifth military operation in Balochistan by the occupying forces of Pakistan to suppress the aspirations of the Baloch people to be free again. To date, the Pakistani armed forces have killed tens of thousands of Baloch men, women and children; they looted the entire livelihood of those who survived; and what could not be taken, they burnt it to the ground.
Today, once again the oppression of the Baloch nation by the Pakistani armed forces has worsened. A military operation has begun since December of last year involving over 60,000 troops, helicopter gunship, fighter jets and artillery barrages that are engaged in suppressing the turmoil in occupied Balochistan, especially in the Marri and Bugti tribal areas. More than 500 innocent, non-combatant Baloch nationals were killed as a direct result of the Pakistani military regimes brutal actions.
But, more than 10,000 Baloch have died due to exodus, malnourishment, disease, and lack of shelter! The military regime has imposed total blockade of the Marri and Bugti tribal areas and heavily planted land-mines at all exit routes to deter anyone from escaping the area. The local population is entrapped and have no way out to safety. This has resulted in shortage of food, drinking water, and total lack of medicine and medical assistance.
The general secretary of the Government of Balochistan in Exile, Mir Azaad Khan Baloch, demands an end to such inhuman treatment of innocent, non-combatant Baloch nationals by the ruthless Pakistani armed forces. He emphasized that this operation is a blatant disregard by the Pakistani military regime for the universal rights of the Baloch people to live as a human being. He pleaded and asked the global community to step up to the plate and put pressure on their policy makers to stop the Pakistani military dictator General Pervez Musharraf from continuing to commit the ‘Baloch Holocaust’.
Baloch inquired, “After the ‘Jewish Holocaust’ by the Nazi Germany, the world leaders said, ‘Never Again’ will they allow another holocaust to happen. Now, after more than 60 years, a Nazi-like Pakistan headed by a Hitler-like General Musharraf is committing another holocaust in Balochistan, but everyone is silent about it. Why is anyone not doing anything to stop the Pakistanis from killing the innocent Baloch men, women and children?”
Baloch News Bureau Report
Mir Azaad Khan Baloch
The Government of Balochistan in Exile