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Balochistan, August 18, 2017: The Balochistan province of Pakistan is in dire need of help from the international community. Ignored by its government at the center and oppressed by the military, the Baloch community is taking desperate measures to call for help from outside.
#BalochGenocide is an unfortunate reality to which the World must pay attention.
— India4Balochistan (@IndoBalochForum) August 17, 2017
Balochistan has been an area of instability. Additionally, the coming of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is estimated to have adverse consequences for Balochistan.
The United Nations has failed to break the ice. Human right violations have failed to bring the attention of global organizations.
Abductions and murders surround the lives of Balochistan people. The Chairman of Human Rights Commission in Balochistan, Taj Baloch, has blamed the Pakistan army behind the Balochistan Genocide.
In Berlin, exiled Baloch activists and leaders organized an event titled ‘China’s One Belt One Road Initiative – It’s Adverse Impact on Balochistan & the region’ in which speakers expressed their concerns over the economic reform.
— Kíyá Balóc (@keyya_baloch) August 11, 2017
Even the World Balochistan organization has made serious attempts in gathering support for Balochistan from foreign nations. Recently, Azghar Baloch, an activist for the organization, made an appeal from outside the White House called on the international community to stand for the human rights of Baloch people.
— WBO (@WorldBalochOrg) August 15, 2017
— India4Balochistan (@IndoBalochForum) July 12, 2017
— Tommy Robinson 🇬🇧 (@TRobinsonNewEra) August 14, 2017
Nawab Akbar Bugti was a strong opposer to Pakistan atrocities in Balochistan. He was vocal about the need for Balochistan to separate itself from the inhumane behavior of Pakistan. Nawab Bugti was assassinated on 26 August 2006 by the Pakistani military. To commemorate the anniversary of the martyr, Baloch Republican Party has called for a Balochistan wide strike.
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) August 12, 2017
This year when the G20 Summit was held in Germany, Baloch activists turned up outside the venue to protest for Baloch genocides and investigation into
— India4Balochistan (@IndoBalochForum) July 8, 2017
– Compiled by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394
August 15, 217: Independence Day holds immense significance for any nation. India commemorates the liberation of the country from the British Government on 15th August. The Independence Day is observed annually in India on 15
The Independence Day is observed annually in India on 15th August with pomp and vigor. It becomes an event involving national security, national programs evoking patriotic sentiment, and multiple events in various states and institutes celebrating the spirit of freedom. The country pays the tribute to those martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the cause of the country, for freedom of the Indians from the ‘British Raj’, and became immortal in history due to their path-breaking contributions.
Apart from the flag raising ceremony, garlanding the portraits of the freedom fighters, playing the national anthem and other patriotic music, the Indians also indulge in various other activities to celebrate the occasion. Quiz shows, charity events, blood-donation camps, game shows, poetry reading, functions, and contests are also held in order to commemorate India’s independence.
On the morning of 71st Independence Day, the honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi raised the national flag at 7 am followed by addressing the nation and delivering a speech. The nation then indulges in celebrating the occasion with multiple events and activities on this national holiday.
The Independence Day raises the underlying irony of independence in the context of whether the nation is enjoying liberty as per the truest sense of the term. If we follow the regularities of the daily humdrums of the Indian life, it is evident that we, the Indians are free of shackles. Be it the society, the people, the government, or one’s own ideologies, a person is hardly free of all fetters and “independent”. The country has definitely been liberated from the control of the British, but the citizens are not free and liberal completely.
Here is what youth of the country feels about FREEDOM-
“I want to be free from the societal shackles of judgments. The ever-judgmental society makes freedom a parody in an independent country,” Diyali Banerjee (21), a journalism student from Bangalore says, this is the true scenario and the truth behind the façade of “independence”. This is not the outcry of one person, but she voices the thoughts of millions around the country that suffer from the void of freedom, one way or another.
Another post graduate student Debdutta Mondal (24) from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata says, “It is not about societal freedom, I want to work on myself and be the change that I want to see in the world. I want freedom from my negative thoughts and do something fruitful for the society.”
A market researcher in a kolkata based organisation, Anindita Gupta (27) says, ” I should be able to do what my heart desires, I want to live my dreams.”
A BBA student, Kingshuk Kumar Das (21) from Amity University, Delhi says, ” reservations in the education system have always been a big obstacle for students. If you want to give equal opportunities to children, then bring transparency in the system.”
A dancer and theatre practitioner, Satarupa Chakroborty (26) says, “Moral policing is a problem for many youths in India, lynching too. If two people are willing to make a choice for themselves, people should respect that. Everyone should have the right to pick up what is good for themselves.”
Ishita Gomes (27) who teaches in a kolkata-based school says, “I want freedom from small, narrow or conforming thoughts. It is a great privilege to be born free but a greater good awaits if we can free our hearts and minds from fears, insecurities, and judgment.”
So, on this Independence Day, let us promise to ourselves and each other to protest against all that confine us and all the unjust that befall upon us. Let the Independence Day be celebrated with absolute respect to the truest meaning of the term ‘Independence.’
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL!
Balochistan, May 4, 2017: A 13-year-old boy died in aerial firing by police on Thursday after an angry mob in Pakistan’s Balochistan demanded they hand over a Hindu man arrested on blasphemy charges.
Prakash Kumar, 35, was arrested from Hub on Wednesday after locals complained he allegedly sent blasphemous content via WhatsApp, police was quoted as saying by local media.
Police said they had lodged a case against the accused while a cellphone, from which the suspect allegedly shared blasphemous content, has been seized. A local court has sent the suspect to jail for further interrogation in the case.
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A mob soon gathered outside the Hub city police station demanding that Kumar be handed over to them so they could “punish” him. When law enforcement refused, the crowd turned violent.
The police managed to disperse the crowd using tear gas shelling and aerial firing, and also took scores of protesters into custody.
According to police, a teenager died in the violence. The boy was a resident of Pathan Colony and became a victim of aerial firing during the clash which took place near Gaddani bus stop in Hub.
Blasphemy, which carries the death penalty, is a sensitive issue in Pakistan, with allegations often prompting mob violence.
Vigilantes have murdered 65 people over blasphemy allegations since 1990, according to research compiled by the Centre for Research and Security Studies think-tank. (IANS)