July 15th proclaimed the official Memorial Day of Balochistan
1960 – 2006
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.”
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.
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
The Government of Balochistan in Exile