The Government of Balochistan in Exile

Saturday, July 15, 2006

July 15th proclaimed the official Memorial Day of Balochistan

46th Memorial Day of Balochistan
July 15th
1960 – 2006

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those Baloch nationals who have died in the service of our great nation. It is a day of reconciliation of all the Baloch tribes; it is about coming together under one flag to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

Mir Azaad Khan Baloch, general secretary of the Government of Balochistan (GOB) in Exile officially proclaimed in the GENERAL ORDER # 001 that from this day forward, the Baloch nation will observe the Memorial Day each year on the 15th day of July to honor their fallen comrades.

Nawab Nauroz Khan Zarakzai, commonly known as Babu Nouroz was the chief of the Zehri tribe of Balochistan. He started an armed resistance against the occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan. The Pakistani armed forces could not militarily contain the Baloch freedom struggle, and thus they changed tactics and offered amnesty to the Baloch fighters as well as “peaceful” negotiations to resolve the Baloch grievances.

As soon as the Baloch freedom fighters ended their struggle to opt for peaceful negotiations, the conniving Pakistani armed forces reneged on their promises and arrested all of them, including Nawab Nauroz, his sons, nephews and followers. On July 15th, 1960, in the Hyderabad and Sukker Jails, the Government of Pakistan executed through hanging the sons, nephews and followers of Nawab Nauroz Khan Zarakzai, and imprisoned him for life until his death.

Pledge of a patriot Baloch:

“My dear Babu Nauroz Jaan, I wish we could pay you back for what you did for this Baloch Nation. You are the Greatest Hero to me, and I LOVE YOU. I swear on every drop of your blood that I will not rest in peace until all your murderers are defeated and hanged as they did to your sons, nephews and your followers. I put my hand on your grave and I swear that I'll follow your path and will not compromise in any way with the killers and I will not spare anything in my life to fulfill your dream of an Independent Great Balochistan – BALOCHISTAN ZINDAG BAATH.”


PROCLAMATION


HEADQUARTERS
GOVERNMENT OF BALOCHISTAN (IN EXILE)
General Orders No. 001, KALAT, July 15, 2006


1. The 15th day of July 2006 and hereafter, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of Baloch comrades who died in defense of the Baloch nation, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, town, and village in Balochistan. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but the public may in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

We are gathered under this General Order for the purpose among other things, “To preserve and strengthen those kind and fraternal feelings which have bound us together as one Baloch nation to liberate Balochistan.” What can aid more to assure this result than cherishing tenderly the memory of our heroic dead, who made their breasts a barricade between our country and its foes? When alive, these Baloch warriors lived proudly by striving to free our nation from the chains and shackles of slavery, and their death is a permanent mark of rebellion against tyranny. We should pay great respect to their graves. Let no foot walk on their graves. Let pleasant paths invite the coming and going of visitors and mourners. Let no neglect or damage to the graves testify to the present or to the future generations that we have forgotten as a nation the cost of a free and undivided republic of Balochistan.

Let us gather around their sacred remains and garland their graves with flowers; let us raise above them the dear Baloch flag they saved from dishonor; let us in this solemn presence renew our pledges to aid and assist those who have joined the ranks to serve our nation; let us support their widows and orphan whom they left behind among us; let us not forget that we must show our nation’s gratitude for this ultimate sacrifice.


2. It is the purpose of the General Secretary to inaugurate this observance with the hope that it will be kept up from year to year, while survivors of the Baloch struggle for freedom and all coming generations remains to honor the memory of the departed Baloch warrior. Lend your friendly aid in bringing to the notice of the entire Baloch nation about the sacrifices of the fallen.


3. All patriotic Baloch will use efforts to make this order effective.



By order of

MIR AZAAD KHAN BALOCH
General Secretary
The Government of Balochistan in Exile
http://governmentofbalochistan.blogspot.com/

4 Comments:

  • Thank you for this Proclamation. Yes from now on we will honor this day as the "Memorial Day of Balochistan".

    Long Live GOB in Exile.
    Long Live Balochistan !

    A Baloch freedom Fighter.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tuesday, July 18, 2006  

  • Dear Baloch Freedom Fighter,

    We must never forget the brave Baloch men, women and children who have sacrificed their lives for the sake of Balochistan.

    GOB Exile's first Proclamation is to honor our fallen Baloch nationals. Great nations always remember those who have died in the service of their country.

    May the "God of the Baloch" bless the souls of our martyred comrades.

    Viva Balochistan!

    Mir Azaad Khan Baloch

    By Blogger Govt. of Balochistan, at Tuesday, July 18, 2006  

  • After proper research and consultation, please declare/proclaim the following two days as BALOCH NATIONAL MOURNING DAYS or something like that:

    1. The date of occupation/annexation of Eastern Balochista (with Kalat as its Caital) by the Pakis.

    2. The date when Reza Shah occupied and annexed Western Balochistan .

    Sincerely,
    Malek Towghi

    By Anonymous Malek Towghi, at Friday, July 21, 2006  

  • Dear Dr. Towghi,

    Thank you for your suggestion. We have taken your idea under consideration, and will proclaim the days soon.

    Mir Azaad Khan Baloch
    General Secretary
    The Government of Balochistan in Exile

    By Blogger Govt. of Balochistan, at Friday, July 21, 2006  

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