Pro-Independence Baloch leader Dr. Allah Nizar Baloch, in a statement, has said that Sushma Swaraj’s death is a great loss to the region.
“She was one of the finest foreign ministers of India. She was a voice of peace and reconciliation in a world torn apart by conflict and hatred. Under her able leadership, the Indian foreign policy embraced a principled position of calling upon the international community to address the plight of marginalized and oppressed people across the region,” Dr Nizar said in his statement.
He further added: “three years ago, at the UN General Assembly, she drew the international community’s attention to “the brutality against the Baloch people,” which she rightly pointed out “represents the worst form of State oppression” faced by the Baloch people in Pakistan.”
He stated that our world would be a better place, if like Sushma Swaraj people fought for justice to oppressed people irrespective of national boundaries.
Dr Nizar added that the Baloch people will forever remember her for this bold act of bringing the plight of a marginalized people at the center stage and hope that her able successors will further her principled foreign policy.
“India has lost a great daughter and an able leader, but the Baloch people have lost a great friend. May her soul rest in peace,” the Baloch leader said in his statement.