Hyrbyair Marri Statement

I would like to congratulate you – The friends who’ve completed the long march and have reached Berlin. You have shown your true dedication to the Baloch national struggle, and represent the genuine aspiration of the Baloch nation.

The Baloch nation has sacrificed much for the freedom of Balochistan, but the occupying states of Iran and Pakistan are trying to suppress the baloch voices so that the world doesn’t know about the Baloch national struggle. Each one of us now have to be the voice of our downtrodden people, and act as the ambassadors of Balochistan. The previous four military attacks on Balochistan, and the countless number of people disappeared, killed and expelled from their home almost went unnoticed because there was no one to speak for the Baloch nation on an international level.

Today, there are hundreds of Baloch who are forced to live in exile because of on-going human rights violations by Pakistan and Iran. We can and should be the voice of our people on the ground, and expose the Pakistani state barbarism in Balochistan. Pakistan conducted four major military operations against the Baloch national liberation struggle – since 27 March, 1948 when it forcibly and illegally occupied our sovereign country – Balochistan.

Currently, Pakistan is engaged in its fifth attempt to destroy the Baloch freedom struggle, but the present phase of the Baloch liberation struggle is better organised and more widespread, that’s why our enemy – Pakistan – is carrying out increased brutal military operations and attacks against innocent Baloch civilians, it is because they can see their defeat and the success of Baloch struggle. The enforced-disappearances, extra-judicial killing, indiscriminate bombing of Baloch villages and targeted killing of the most conscientious and educated youth in Balochistan are signs of weakness and frustration of the enemy state – Pakistan.

Screenshot_2016-08-04-06-04-14The occupying state has closed all the peaceful and democratic venues of struggle for the Baloch nation by killing our political leaderrs, like Shaheed Ghulam Mohammad Baloch and his companion, Shaheed Rasool Bakhsh Mengal, Shaheed Qambar Chakar Baloch, Shaheed Ilyas Nazar, Yousaf Nazar, Comrade Qayyum, Sangat Sana and many others. Pakistan has not even spared Baloch lawyers and teachers and killed people like Shaheed advocate Zaman Khan Marri Baloch, professors Shaheed Saba Dashtyari and head teacher Nazeer Marri Baloch. The martyrs of Baloch national struggle for freedom have paid the ultimate price – of their lives – for an independent Balochistan. Pakistani forces also killed many Baloch doctors, journalists, poets and human rights activists only for raising their voices against Pakistani military’s crimes against humanity in Balochistan.

It would have most likely been impossible for us march from one city of Balochistan to another because Pakistan has turned Balochistan into a military garrison where a native Balochistani will be stopped and searched several times before reaching from one town to another. Whereas in Europe and other Western democratic countries we have the freedom to exercise our right to freedom of speech and peaceful demonstration. We should organise ourselves in Europe and inform the world about Balochistan’s illegal occupation and the human rights violations that followed the occupation.

I would also like to thank the Afghan and Indian people and their social media activists for supporting the Baloch freedom movement. I would like to reiterate the point that the Afghan and Indian governments, and all other free nations should include Balochistan in their foreign policy decision making, and support the Baloch national liberation struggle politically, morally and diplomatically at all forums.

Thank you.

Hyrbyair Marri

 

The Afghan Tribune | Web Desk | Published: August 06, 2016, 04:17 PM

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