Balochistan: Human Rights Council condemns Assassination
Below is a statement by Samad Baloch, Secretary General of the Baloch Human Rights Council (UK):
Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) strongly condemns the assassination of prominent Baloch nationalist politician Habib Jalib Baloch, Secretary General of the Balochistan National Party (BNP) on Wednesday 14 July 2010. BHRC (UK) strongly condemns the inhuman tactics of the Pakistani State Establishment of physically eliminating prominent nationalist leaders through the “proxy death squads” operating on behalf of security agencies like Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI) in Balochistan.
It is noteworthy to mention that the notorious death squad of the Pak army the “Baloch Mussallah Defai Tanzim” who claimed the murder of Habib Jalib Baloch had also accepted responsibility of the killing of Baloch students in Khuzdar a few weeks ago including the vice president of Baloch Students Organization (BSO) Rasheed Baloch who survived death from an assassination attempt on his life and is currently under treatment in a hospital.
BHRC is saddened and grieved on the killing of Baloch leader and cordially offers its heartiest sympathy and condolences to his immediate family, his party and to Baloch nation.
Baloch Human Rights Council regards the killings of the Baloch politicians as the ongoing state policy of eliminating Baloch intellectual & political cream. It is the repetition of the policy which Pakistani army adopted in East Pakistan in 1971 before the independence of Bangladesh.
BHRC sincerely appeals to the Baloch political leadership that the time is over due to Unite and reconcile their pity political differences on the supreme cause of Baloch liberation and salvation.
BHRC strongly requests the UN, EU and rest of the civilized democratic world and international community to take serious notice of the inhuman, barbaric and fascists activities of the Pakistan state agencies. BHRC (UK) also appeals the international community for taking serious actions in order to solve the Baloch conflict with Pakistan in a peaceful way. The international efforts may help in saving the Baloch from the clutches of a ruthless and brutal Army Establishment which is not only committing the acts of genocide in Balochistan but also involved in the terrorist activities in Afghanistan, India, Europe, America and many other parts of the world.
General Secretary (BHRC UK)London 15 July 2010