By: Umar Baloch
Since merger of Balochistan with Pakistan , a grand strategy has been adopted by state to oppresses and plunder Baloch resources with the force of power. Whenever Baloch move to protect their resources, language and culture, they are disappeared or killed allegedly by state law enforcement agencies.
The Baloch movements for their rights gifted thousands of Baloch tortured bodies, thrown in barren mountains of Balochistan and thousands are kept in different torture cell by inter service intelligence. The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons’(VBMP) leader Mama Qadir Baloch with his conscious effort has launched a long march from Quetta to Islamabad to highlight the human rights violation in unrest province of Baluchistan and rise his vice against the endless abductions, extra judicial killing, kill and dump policy and recovery of bullet riddled bodies of innocent Baloch writers, students, scholars, doctors and political activists.
Mama Qadir Baloch and relatives of Baloch missing persons want to draw the attention of newly elected government to pay heed the problem of missing person in province. The new appointed defense minister Khawaja Asif took a strong stance and pledged that all Baloch missing persons would return their homes in a very short time, and no one could be detained without due process of law. However, the lukewarm response of government, failed to overcome this problematic issue of missing persons.
Hopelessly, Mama Qadir Baloch has launched the second phase of long march from Karachi to Islamabad. Mama and his commitments pinned the hopes for missing family’s member after this long march their beloved will be recovered.
The implementation of the universal declaration of human rights is only a dream in Balochistan. The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons leader Mama Qadir Baloch with historical long march want to draw the attention of international human right organizations to take a better pill to human rights violation in Balochistan.
Umar Baloch is a student and lives in Hoshab Turbat, Balochistan
Published in The Balochistan Point on December 29, 2013