Is Balochistan going to be the next Bangladesh? There are similarities.
In 1970, a massive cyclone devastated the coast of East Pakistan, and the central government responded poorly. The Bengali population’s anger was compounded when Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, whose Awami League won a majority in Parliament in the 1970 elections, was blocked from taking office. After staging compromise talks with Mujib, President Yahya Khan arrested him on the night of March 25, 1971, and launched Operation Searchlight, a sustained military assault on East Pakistan. Yahya’s methods were extremely bloody, and the violence of the war resulted in many civilian deaths. Chief targets included intellectuals and Hindus.
Now look at Balochistan in the past year,
In January 2006, Indymedia released on its website a 14 minute long amateur video purportedly recorded on March 17 2005 in the town of Dera Bugti, that shows a number of dead bodies including children and signs of mortar shelling. In the video it is alleged that 60 people were killed in the fighting between Baloch nationalists and Pakistani security forces that took place that day.
Prominent tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a Pakistani Army missile attack in the restive Balochistan province that also left 38 armed rebels and 21 security personnel dead, triggering massive rioting during which a protester was shot dead.
I don’t get it, Mush bhaijaan. You have created an Azad Kashmir, why can’t you do the same with Balochistan? Why are you using the air force and artillery against your own people? What right do you have to talk about Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India, if this is what you are doing to your own “freedom fighters”. Maybe you should have a Balochistan solidarity day and offer them “moral” and “diplomatic” support.