Jul 31, 2008

Balochistan: Still no justice for the Baloch, says BSO

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The Baloch Students Organization has condemned the continuing state-sponsored operation against the Baloch people.

Below is an article published by the The Daily Times:

The people of Balochistan are still waiting for justice as all the promises made to the Baloch have not been fulfilled by the government, claimed representatives of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO) while addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday [29 July 2008].

The Baloch student activists accused the government for launching a fifth operation in their province in violation of ‘national reconciliation’. “While all the big leaders were allowed to come back and continue their political careers from where they had left off under an NRO agreement, the Baloch were once again ignored. The government, which said it believed in giving power to the people, and, gave concessions to nationalist leaders, has broken its promises,” claimed the BSO activists who chose not to identify themselves.

They added that the rights of the Baloch were being denied in a state-sponsored operation by the military which clearly shows the validity of Balochistan’s claim to democracy and autonomy. “Why has the government remained silent on the ongoing operation against the Baloch? Why is there silence when innocent women and children are targeted and killed in the name of a so-called operation? Why did they claim before the elections that they will strive for the rights and wellbeing of the Baloch when they had no intention of doing so?” questioned the student activists