Sunday, October 16, 2005

Please help to STOP the Pakistani State Terrorism

Please help to STOP the Pakistani State Terrorism and human rights violations in Balochistan against Baloch people.

On the behalf Of Baloch Society of North America (BSO-NA), I would like to bring your attention to the deteriorating condition Of Dr. Imdad Baloch, Chairman of Baloch student Organization (BSO), who is on huger strike to death in front of Karachi Press club for the past 14 days, demanding the relase of student leader Dr. Allah Nazar Baloch and many other illegally detained Baloch political activist from pakistani jails.

Arrests, kidnappings and illegal detention of Baloch students, political workers and leaders by Pakistani police and intelligence agencies are a routine in Balochistan. After severe mental and physical torture, they are either made paralyzed or killed. Judiciary seems Indifferent and human right organizations are helpless in this regard. All of this has forced Dr. Imdad Baloch, Chairman of Baloch Students Organization (BSO) to go on hunger strike till death in front of Karachi Press Club from 3rd of October, 2005, till today.

Dr. Imdad Baloch was himself abducted by pakistani intelligence agencies from Karachi on 25th March, 2005 with Six other BSO members, namely Dr. Allah Nazar (former Chairman BSO), Dr. Yousuf (Press Secretary BSO), Ghulam Rasool (member Central Committee of BSO), Dr. Naseem (ex Central Committee member of BSO), AIi Nawaz and Akhtar Nadeem. They were detained in clandestine torture cells for three months and severely tortured. Dr. Imdad Baloch and his three BSO friends were later released , but Dr. Allah Nazar, Ali Nawaz and Akhtar Nadeem are still in custody without any trial and are being tortured. Among these three, the Condition Of Dr. Allah Nazar is said to be especially grave, who is partially paralyzed and reportedly unable to speak or recognize anyone as result of being tortured and electric shocks. His family has expressed concern that his injuries may result in complete paralysis unless he receives immediate medical treatment in hospital.However, the authorities have reportedly denied the men access to medical treatment."

Ali Asghar Bangulzai and his cousin Mohd Iqbal was kidnapped by Pakistani secret police on 18th October, 2001 in Quetta. Mohd Iqbal was released after 22 days but the whereabouts of Ali Asghar Bangulzai are still unknown, even after more than 5 years. Bangulzai children and relatives are on ongoing protest and hunger strike in Front or Quetta press club for last few months. Moreover, it has been more than two years since Hafiz Saeed Bangulzai, the uncle of Ali Asgher Bangulzai, was also abducted by security police and his whereabouts are still unknown too.

Gohram Baloch was arrested by Pakistani military on 8th August, 2004 when he was on his way from his native village Mand to Gwadar. He is still missing. Recently, on 22nd of September 2005, his younger brother, Abid Saleh, was also picked up by pakistani security forces and no body knows where they are being kept. On August 2005 fourteen young members of BSO were arrested in Turbat during a peaceful demonstration, and are still under illegal detention of Turbat police.

These few cases and with many others, have forced Dr. Imdad Baloch, the Chairman of Baloch Student Organization (BSO), to go on hunger strike till death. His demands are to release Dr. Allah Nazar, Ali Nawaz, Akhtar Nadeem, Ali Asghar Bangulzai, Hafiz Saeed Bangulzai, Abid Saleh, Gohram Saleh, Haji Jan Mohd Marri, fourteen members of BSO and other Baloch political illegal detainees.

Pakistan’s crime against our people in Balochistan are not new. Balochistan has been a victim of Pakistani terrorism since its occupation in 1947, by Pakistani Army. Thousand people have died and many are behind bars and are being tortured, including Dr. Allah Nazar, Goher Baloch, Akhtar Nadeem, Ali Asgher Bangulzai, Jan Mohammad Marri, Gohram, Saleh Baloch and many others.The Baloch people in Balochistan are asking,

"How long Baloch people have to suffer more? How long more we have to be tortured in the hands of Pakistani military dictators? When the human right violations and Pakistan's tyranny against our Baloch people will end and when will we have our freedom back?"

Your urgent attention and immediate intervention can save a life and will be highly appreciated by the people of Balochistan and the Baloch diaspora of allover the world. Please use your influence to ask the Pakistani authorities to let all these illegal detainees go and stop its human rights violations in Balochistan against the defensless innocent Baloch people. We highly appreciate your kind attention, immediate intervention and moral support in this matter. Thank you.


Dr. Wahid Baloch, President
Baloch Society Of North America (BSO-NA), USA.


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