(April 12, Karachi, Sri Lanka Guardian) The Baloch land once was a free and sovereign country, on August 11,1947,the British acceded control of Balochistan to the ruler of Balochistan, Mir Ahmad Yar Khan - the Khan of Kalat. The Khan immediately declared the independence of Balochistan, and Mohammad Ali Jinnah signed the proclamation of Balochistan's sovereignty under the Khan.
The New York Times reported on August 12, 1947: "Under the agreement, Pakistan recognizes Kalat as an independent sovereign state with a status different from that of the Indian States. An announcement from New Delhi said that Kalat, Moslem State in Baluchistan, has reached an agreement with Pakistan for free flow of communications and commerce, and would negotiate for decisions on defense, external affairs and communications." The next day, the NY Times even printed a map of the world showing Balochistan as a fully independent country.
On August 15, 1947 the Khan of Kalat addressed a large gathering in Kalat and formally declared the full independence of Balochistan, and proclaimed the 15th day of August a day of celebration. The Khan formed the lower and upper house of Kalat Assembly, and during the first meeting of the Lower House in early September 1947, the Assembly confirmed the independence of Balochistan. Jinnah tried to persuade the Khan to join Pakistan, but the Khan and both Houses of the Kalat Assembly refused. The Pakistani army then invaded Balochistan on March 27th, 1948, and imprisoned all members of the Kalat Assembly. India stood by silently. Lord Mountbatten, Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru or Maulana Azad, then the president of India's Congress Party said nothing about the illegal occupation of Balochistan.Since the illegal occupation of Baloch land,Pakistan's military is continuously trying to silent the voices of Balochistan's freedom by the force of guns,tanks,fighter jets in all the other possible brutal ways.Nawab Babu Nauroz Khan waged an arm struggle along with thousands of Baloch tribesman for the liberation of Balochistan.But on May 15,1959 the Pakistani wicked rulers betrayed the Babu Nauroz through an oath on the holy Quran that Pakistan will settle all the Baloch grievances.However,when Nawab Nowroz Khan came down from the hills, he and about 150 of his followers, including his sons and nephews, were arrested for armed rebellion against the state. On July 15, 1960 five of the leaders were executed by hanging in Hyderabad Jail.Nawab Nauroz Khan was spared execution on account of his age, but died in Jail in 1964.
The co-operation of Shah-e-Iran Raza Shah Pahlavi with Z.A Bhutto to crush the Baloch Uprising in 1973-77, when the Shah of Iran provided Pakistan with cobra helicopters, Iranian pilots and $700 million dollar in cash.In this deadly operation an estimately 15,000-25,000 Baloch tribesmen were killed,livestocks,fields,houses were destroyed by the joint aggression of Pakistan and Iran,and thousands took refuge to Aghanistan.
The Pakistani state has been using regular troops and paramilitary forces against Baloch civilians.The region has been highly militarized, as Pakistani occupiers established one paramilitary post for every 500 people.There are four mega military cantonments, 52 paramilitary cantonments, five naval bases including Jinnah naval base in Ormara district Gwadar and six missile-testing ranges in Balochistan.
On 17th March 2005, Pakistan's Paramilitary Forces,Started Shelling the town of Dera Bugti,more than 60 Civilians were killed in this indiscriminate Bombardment, among them 33 Hindus killed and 19 were children.
On 17 December 2005, paramilitary forces began aerial bombardment at Kohlu.By mid-June 2006, about 400 to 500 innocent Baloch people were killed in the army operations including in air raids in Balochistan, especially in Marri and Bugti areas.About 80 to 85% of those either killed or injured were women and children.The fighting caused widespread damage to buildings, and 85 percent people of Dera Bugti were forced to flee the town.The Pakistani Air Force chief Tanwir Mahmood Ahmed stated that the air force would continue to be used whenever and wherever the government desired.
According to the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) that Pakistani soldiers arrested four people on April 5 2008, in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan, and subjected them to torture.They were asked to identify local supporters of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). After failing to get any names from them, the victims were immersed in scolding hot coal tar. Three of the men were literally boiled and burned to death. A fourth died later from his injuries.Villagers in the area also claim the Pakistan army used a form of chemical gas against them and that some of the gassed survivors were later shot.
So far,according to one estimate about 8000 people, including men, women and children, have been abducted by Pakistani security forces from various parts of Balochistan.Pakistan has used all brutal ways to stop the Baloch freedom movement but Baloch nation is courageously facing all the brutalities of occupying state but not withdrawing from the national cause of independence.Pakistan now using her last method to suppress the struggle like did in Bangladesh by the ‘'Al-Shams'' &''Al-Badar'' now these death squads are re-introduced in Balochistan by new names in order to hide her crimes.Pakistani military intelligence agencies ISI,MI,IB and Frontier Core are abducting the Baloch students,political workers,human right activists,journalists from every corner of Balochistan,like from colleges,houses,hospitals,highways.Pakistan military has kept all abducted persons in secret torture cells,and every week killing 8-10 of the Baloch youths and throwing their brutally tortured bullet riddled bodies in deserts and mountains,most of the deadbodies are not recogniseable as flesh been eaten by wild animals.The "custodial killings toll" has crossed the figure of "130" in a time span of only 10 months and exactly same numbers of Baloch youths has been abducted again.
Pakistan military fighter jets and gunship helicopters still bombing,shelling the Dera Bugti,Kohlu,Mashkay,Mand town of Balochistan but unfortunately still a ‘'flyzone'' for Pakistan Airforce, as lives of Baloch are not worthful like the Libyans.It's the morale duty of all those champions of human rights who are crying for the human lives in Somalia,Egypt, Libya must play their role to save Baloch nation from the Pakistan military butchers.Infact Pakistan is an ally of US in ‘'War Against Terrorism'' but we Baloch need world support in ‘'War Against Pakistani State Terrorism in Balochistan''.