Sindhi and Baloch Protested infront of the Pakistan Consulate

Posted: May 28, 2011 in News and Views

By RightsNOW Pakistan’s local Correspondent

USAid is being used to Kill Secular Balochs and Sindhis in Pakistan’ Protesters Gathered in Front of Pakistan Consulate in Houston HOUSTON, MAY 27, 2011: Several dozens of Americans of Sindhi and Baloch origin gathered on Friday to protest in front of the Pakistan consul-general in Houston condemning Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program, Islamabad’s support to terrorist outfits and state terrorism against people of Balochistan and Sindh. The peaceful but vocal protest was held on Jones Road in front of the Pakistan Consulate in Houston. Protesters also asked the U.S.government to cut all aid given Pakistan Military and Government because of its ongoing human rights violations in Balochistan and Sindh. This rally was organized by the World Sindhi Congress and American Friends of Balochistan, Participants raised slogans demanding an end to the killings in Baloch and Sindhi activists, against Pakistan’s atrocities in Sindh and Balochistan- both historically secular peoples. The protesters mainly raised slogans against Pakistan army, Inter-Services Intelligence, Military Intelligence and Frontier Corps. “We express indignation over the discovery of world’s most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden just a stone-throw of the Pakistan Military Academy, the South Asian Muslim country’s West Point,” said Malik Baloch of A.F.B. said. “We are here to register our protest to Pakistan’s continued support to global terrorism and using U.S. taxpayers money to finance the world’s fastest growing nuclear armaments program,” Said Mr Mansor Samo of World Sindhi Congress. “There are no doubts in our minds that Pakistan army generals have turned the country into an epicenter of global terrorism.” Opined Ahmar Mastikhan, who flew for Washington, D.C. to attend this event. Protesters voices concerns over Islamabad’s continued involvement in state terrorism, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture of secular Baloch and Sindhi leaders and activists in Balochistan and Sindh. Since July last year, Pakistan has killed around 2000 secular Baloch activists. “It appears that Pakistani Army has been successful in keeping their terrorism activities inside and outside the country. USA must lend its ears to the voices of secular people of Sindh and Balochistan,” said Mr Umed Laghari, the Senior Vice Chairman of World Sindhi Congress. Mr Malik Baoch and Mr Mansoor Samo jointly handed over the protest memo to the Consul-General of Pakistan in Houston. About The World Sindhi Congress (W.S.C.): W.S.C. is based in the UK, USA, Canada, and Sindh and is one of the most prominent human rights advocacy organizations for Sindh and Sindhis. The main objective of W.S.C. is to create a better understanding within the international community about the persecuted status of Sindhis in Pakistan and about the Sindhi people’s struggle for human rights, including the right to self-determination. WSC is a registered company in the UK and the state of Louisiana, USA, and is organized to carry out non-profit activities. For more information, visit http://www.worldsindhicongress.org. About American Friends of Balochistan (A.F.B.): The A.F.B. is a DC-based organization that is dedicated to the achieving the right to self-determination of the Baloch people leading to the establishment of a secular and democratic republic of Balochistan in southwest Asia. It believes both Islamabad and Tehran must accept and respect the fact Balochistan means land of the Baloch. Text of Memo: =============== May 27, 2011 Mr. Aqil Nadeem Consul-General of Islamic Republic Of Pakistan, Houston 11850 Jones Road, Houston, TX 77070 USA Subject: Protest Against Islamabad’s Nuclear Program, Support to Terrorist Outfits and State Terrorism Against Sindhi and Baloch People Dear Consul-General, We peaceful Sindhi Americans and Baloch Americans of United States of America have gathered here in Houston to join our American friends and express indignation over the discovery of world’s most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden just a stone-throw of the Pakistan Military Academy, your country’s West Point. We are here to register our protest to Pakistan’s continued support to global terrorists represented by al Qaeda, Taliban, Lashkar-i-Tayabba and Jaish-i-Mohammed and using U.S. taxpayers monies to finance the world’s fastest growing nuclear armament program. There are no doubts in our minds that Pakistan army generals have turned the country into an epicenter of global terrorism. At the same time Islamabad is involved in state terrorism, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearance and torture of secular Baloch and Sindhi leaders and activists in Balochistan and Sindh. Since July last year, Pakistan has killed around 200 secular Baloch activists. These activists were first forcibly disappeared, tortured, killed execution-style and their bodies dumped on the wayside or in the wilderness in the length and breadth of Balochistan. Fate of as many as 1300 Baloch political and freedom activists who have documented as victims of enforced disappearances by the Voice for Baloch Missing Person are still unknown. Almost every day bodies of mutilated Baloch freedom activists belonging to the Baloch National Front and Balochistan National Party are being found in Balochistan. It has been reported that more than 40 Sindhi political activists and innocent law abiding indigenous Sindhis have been disappeared in recent years. We are deeply shocked at the murder of one of the prominent leaders of Jeay Sindh Muthida Mahaz (J.S.M.M.), Zulfiqar Kolachi, on March 5, 2011. The disappearance of Muzaffar Bhutto, Secretary General J.S.M.M., on February 27, 2011 is another example. On April 21, 2011 Pakistan security agencies killed three political activists of Jeay Sindh Mutihda Mahaz (J.S.M.M.) including two prominent Sindhi leaders, Sirai Qurban Khuhawar, Senior Vice Chairman and Roplo Choliani and Nadir Bugti. Another prominent leader, Noorullah Tunio, was fatally wounded and burnt in the incident and died later in the hospital. The car in which they were travelling was fired upon by the Pakistani intelligence agents and set aflame. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s fact finding mission has clearly indicated the involvement of security agencies’ in the killings and has condemned the callousness in which the Sindhi leaders were murdered. Several other key political activists such as Mr. Noor Mohammed Khaskheli, Mr. Shahid Notayar of J.S.Q.M., Lala Yasser (J.S.M.M.), Shoukat Brohi (J.S.M.M.), Faisal Wagan (J.S.M.M.), Hameed Shar (J.S.M.M.) remained disappeared. Notably, a number of ordinary law-abiding extremely poor Sindhis who belong to Shah Bandir and Jati areas (villages that border on India) have been illegally captured by Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence. Among those who are abducted include Ali Bachal Themor, Ghulam Kadir Boryio, Taj Mohammed Themor and Mohammed Boryio and more. On May 6, 2011 on two active leaders of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (P.F.F.): Haji Abubakar, President of Kaka Village unit and Abdul Ganai Mirbahar, General Secretary of Karachi division P.F.F. The two leaders were campaigning for the protection and preservation of mangroves forest in Karachi. Balochistan presents the look of slow genocide. It seems that Pakistan army generals are repeating policies of genocide similar the one they inflicted on Bangladeshis in 1971. Journalists, lawyers and human rights defenders are among the daily victims, which also include students, singers, artistes, and even common shepherds. For example on April 28, 2011 the bodies of another two Baloch activists, Siddique Edo Baloch and Yousaf Nazar Baloch, were discovered from near Pasni Town of Balochistan. Siddique Edo Baloch who was a member of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and a journalist working for a Balochistan based newspaper. The names of 200 victims are too many to mention here but the Amnesty International and the Asian Federation Against Enforced Disappearances have both condemned Pakistan’s security and intelligence services. Many Baloch families have lost multiple male members at the hands of your country’s Frontier Corps, Military Intelligence and Inter-Services Intelligence (For details visit: http://www.bygwaah.com). There is an increase in number of atrocities against Sindhi Hindus. On May 12, 2011 a young Hindu named Mohabat Mal, who belongs to the scheduled caste, was abducted by a mob of hundreds of persons from a police station. The police stopped further investigation because of the involvement of a powerful religious group. He was previously abducted by a group of local religious leaders including the leader of the mosque and kept in their custody, allegedly for nine months. The victim alleged that he was raped during his captivity and that he was forced to convert his religion by affixing his signature on plain papers. Islamabad’s killing and continued persecution of Christians are hidden from none and the fate of Aasia Bibi hangs in the balance. The families of Baloch and Sindhi victims of enforced disappearances have been protesting in front of press clubs for years now. Petitions have been submitted to Pakistan Supreme Court but the courts are not competent enough to take action against the omnipotent intelligence agencies that are running a parallel government in Pakistan. Islamabad must accept and invite international human rights organizations, especially the Geneva-based Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances, Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Special Rapporteur on Torture, and U.S. Congressional Fact-Finding mission to Balochistan and Sindh to see for themselves if the country is following the Geneva Conventions in letter and spirit. May 27th is the 13th yearly observance of the Pakistan’s testing of nuclear weapons in Balochistan. According to renowned nuclear physicist Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission specifically prohibited any environmental impact assessment in Chagai where the deadly weapons that were built with alleged Chinese assistance were tested. The local Baloch population has complained of outbreak of strange diseases in the area. We demand of Islamabad to voluntarily roll back its nuclear weapons program without preconditions. We oppose all manufacturing, testing, deployment and any use of all types of nuclear weapons and arms. Therefore, we demand that Pakistan should comply with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), and Nuclear Weapons Free Zones (NWFZ) and to prevent the proliferation of missiles and related technology. These include, notably, the Hague Code of Conduct (HCOC) and the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR). We call upon Islamabad to stop using the U.S. taxpayers money for crimes against humanity in Balochistan and Sindh; stop the military operation in Balochistan and grant the people of Balochistan and Sindh their right to self-determination as enshrined in the U.N. Charter; stop promoting and sponsoring terrorist organizations that pose a threat to regional and global peace and security and dismantle the headquarters of al Qaeda, Taliban, Lashkar-i-Tayyaba and Jaish Mohammed, which have found fertile breeding grounds in Pakistan; immediately repeal the blasphemy law that has been used to target religious minorities; last but not the least we urge Islamabad to either totally disband the terrorist Inter-Services Intelligence or at least bring the dreaded agency under civilian control. Pakistan must stop using U.S. aid in killing secular activist in Balochistan and Sindh. Yours Sincerely, World Sindhi Congress 711 7th Street NW, Springhill, LA 71075, USA American Friends of Balochistan About The World Sindhi Congress (W.S.C.): W.S.C. is based in the UK, USA, Canada, and Sindh and is one of the most prominent human rights advocacy organizations for Sindh and Sindhis. The main objective of W.S.C. is to create a better understanding within the international community about the persecuted status of Sindhis in Pakistan and about the Sindhi people’s struggle for human rights, including the right to self-determination. WSC is a registered company in the UK and the state of Louisiana, USA, and is organized to carry out non-profit activities. For more information, visit http://www.worldsindhicongress.org. About American Friends of Balochistan (A.F.B.): The A.F.B. is a DC-based organization that is dedicated to the achieving the right to self-determination of the Baloch people leading to the establishment of a secular and democratic republic of Balochistan in southwest Asia. It believes both Islamabad and Tehran must accept and respect the fact Balochistan means land of the Baloch. CC: The Honorable Secretary of State, Madam Hilary R. Clinton; the Honorable Members of the relevant committees of the U.S. Congress

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  1. Syeda Fazila Zafar, MD. says:

    Mr. ali, HI,
    thank you for the detailed reply. I am bothered by the separation demand. UNITY IS STRENGTH. Let us become friends. Let us love each other and our neighbors. Let there be peace and tranquility, for it will bring prosperity. Let there be no borders. Let us re-establish the bonds between all. Let it be the greater Hindustan. Let us remove the hatred for any religion. Let us remove illiteracy and ignorance. Let us become self sufficient.
    I am going back to Pakistan at the end of September. I intend to provide free medical services to the poor. I intend to start micro loans to encourage small businesses. I also intend to initiate health insurance program. To, alipalh@gmail.com
    I will need help to support my intentions. I finish by saying
    Agar ho jung nafrat say– Muhabat jeet jate hay. With nice thoughts, Fazila

  2. 3 maillians bungalies killed and half millians women rapped by feudal colonial establishment of pakistan in the year 71. thecase has been proceeding in bungla desh cour. they chatged the culprits/criminals invoved in genocide and crimes aghainst humanity. pukhtoons blochs and sindies killed in millians through many fascist dramas in the name of country and religion ect. resources have been looted in billians avery year. now new drama creations of terrorism by looted money of provinces arab and west aid secretly. now new drama of counter terrorism aghain huge resources and interernational aid being used and looted. the evil devil fascists have been trying to save evil fascist system that can be called modern form of nazism. ………..colonial feudals of central punjab and their devil slaves have created modern secret party consisted on feudal colonial establishment . the are aghainst fundamental rights human rights freedom and democracy. they created marshal law rule and fake democracy in the coutries. they busy in bloodsheding of bloodsheding of pukhtoons and bloch directly and indirectly.

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