Germany: BNM protest against Harnai tragedy and HR violations in Balochistan
The Central spokesman of Baloch National Movement said that, on 18 July Baloch National Movement Germany Zone staged a protest in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, against the ever-increasing human rights violations in Balochistan and against the Harnai incident where Pakistan army killed the family of Qaisar Chalgarri including his six years old granddaughter Naz Bibi.
Baloch National Movement also ran an online campaign in social media using the hashtag #JusticForNazBibi. In the Berlin protest, along with the members of the Baloch National Movement, the sympathizers of the party, Baloch Republican Party BRP Germany Chapter, members of Pashtoon Tahafuz Movement (PTM), and people from the local community also took part in the demonstration.
Hammal Baloch, the president of BNM Germany Zone addressed the participants, “The purpose of today’s demonstration is to raise awareness about the Harnai tragedy and human rights violations in Balochistan by the Pakistani Army. A few days ago Pakistan Army attacked a House in Harnai killing an elderly man Qaisar Chalgarri and his six years old granddaughter Naz Bibi and abducted two young boys from the house”
Hammal added, “Pakistan is punishing the Baloch nation for raising their voices for freedom while following a policy of collective punishment. The tragedy of Harnai is the continuation of the same policy. We want to send a message to the people of Germany and the civilized world that the people of Balochistan are being persecuted on a daily basis by the state of Pakistan.”
He added that there is complete ban on reporting on the events in Balochistan in Pakistani media. International media is also denied access thus implementing a media blackout on matters of Balochistan. The lives of political activists, social activists, students, and teachers are not secure in Balochistan. Those who speak against the state atrocities of Pakistan in Balochistan will either be forcibily disappeared and tortured or get killed by the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan.
Asghar Ali the General Secretary of BNM Germany Zone addressed the audience and said, “Balochistan is a colony of Pakistan. The relation of the Baloch nation with Pakistan is of a colonizer and colonized people. From the first day of the occupation of our land, Balochistan, Pakistan has been trying to maintain its rule with the barrel of the gun and violence.”
He further added, “The abduction of Baloch women by lawless Pakistan Army is not a new phenomenon. Baloch women are being targeted since the 70s decade but the Pakistan army's brutal has increased in the recent past. The killing of Baloch women and children is a clear call for the people of Balochistan that Pakistan is determined to continue the Baloch genocide with all its ruthlessness. National freedom is our innate right.
Pakistan has abducted and killed thousands of Baloch. The atrocities of the state of Pakistan have continued for the last seven decades. Pakistan has been abducting our women and children. Pakistan has been suppressing us but our struggle will continue till its logical conclusion.”
Shah Fawaz, the member of the Baloch Republican Party said, “Our women and children are safe nowhere, they are safe neither in colleges and universities nor at homes. Even our children are being targeted and killed by the Pakistan Army. The incident of Harnai where the Pakistan Army killed Naz Bibi shows the dirty intentions of Pakistan in Balochistan.”
Jassim Baloch a member of BNM said that Pakistan is involved in the killing of thousands of Baloch. Arif Baloch a senior member of BNM in Germany said that the Baloch nation had been going through a testing time. But the Baloch nation will never back an inch from the demand of national freedom.
Ali, a member of BNM said that Pakistan has abducted hundreds of Baloch women. It is the duty of the civilized world to take notice of Pakistan’s atrocities in Balochistan.
The Central Spokesman of BNM said that the Baloch genocide has continued across Balochistan. Pakistan's armed forces are involved in gross human rights violations. It is impossible for the nationalist parties to speak against the atrocities of Pakistan while living in Balochistan. Pakistan has been brutally suppressing the voices of Baloch people with an iron fist.
He added that Baloch National Movement has been raising voice for several years against Baloch genocide and collective punishment by the Pakistan army. Today’s protest in Berlin, Germany is part of the same struggle.