State Policies against Baluch National Liberation Movement
Author: Dostain Baloch
The Baluch National Liberation Movement, despite multiple odds, has made the state a patient of paranoia, which is the reason that state conducts military operation indiscriminately against innocent Baluch children, women and elders, and loots and sets ablaze civilian homes in the military-operation-hit-areas. Because the state knows that the Baluch’s fifth attempt to regain its independence has gained strength from all required-aspects, which are needed for a successful national liberation movement in the modern world of 21st century.
The ideology of Baluch National Liberation Movement is protected by political mass parties and the Baloch students’ organisation. As Baluch National Movement (BNM) and Baloch Republican Party (BRP) are struggling to strengthen the movement politically among the Baluch masses of every class, and Baloch Students Origination – Azad (BSO-A) is educating Baluch students and youth about the liberation movement and working as a basic institution for building future leadership for Baluch nation.
For countering the political front of Baluch, the state has emerged its financed political mass parties—which are National Party (NP), Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI)—in order to divert the attention of Baluch masses from Baloch National Liberation Movement, and to indulge the masses in fabricated issues.
JUI has been made functional in entire Baluchistan through the madressa network (seminary network) which targets youth particularly and masses generally through religious education in madressas.
JI operates particularly in the Jhalawan area of Baluchistan. Similar, NP is also quite active in entire Baluchistan. The above mentioned pro-state political parties are directly lined up in the first queue to counter the Baloch National Liberation Movement.
The reaming pro-parliamentarian parties, Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), Baluchistan National Party-Awami (BNP-A), are indirectly assisting the state by diverging the message of the Baloch National Liberation Movement for the personal interests of the party leadership, because everyone knows that parliamentarian politics is neither the solution to the Baluch issue nor it had done anything for the collective interest of Baluch nation in last 70 years.
In contrast, these pro-parliamentarian parties betrayed the Baluch nation since the beginning, and became the cause of prolonging the state occupation. As a proof, we can see the sectors of education and health in Baluchistan only, which do not even fulfil the basic perquisites of an adequate education or health infrastructure. These sectors have been wilfully kept backward as per wishes of these parties. Because a state wants to prolong its occupation via destructing the education and heath sectors of the occupied nation, and same case has been applied in Baluchistan.
On the other hand, the Baluch armed organisations—Baluchistan Liberation Front (BLF), Baluch Republican Army (BRA), Baluch Liberation Army (BLA) and others—are struggling to protect the ideology of the Baloch National Liberation Movement through military means, because the enemy is well equipped and is doing genocide of Baluch nation with the force of arms using means and tactics.
In order to counter the Baluch armed organisations, state is trying to counter the Baloch National Liberation Movement through Pakistan Army, its intelligence agencies; Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Military Intelligence (MI), and other state-backed proxies; the local death squads and religious extremists/sectarian armed organisations like Islamic State (IS), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and its factions and Taliban. But, despite many odds, the Baluch armed organisations are protecting their homeland successfully.
The Baluch’s fifth attempt to regain its independence is strongly lined up from all fronts, political; mass parties and students’ organisation, and the armed organisation. This is the reason that state has become a patient of paranoia because it knows that it is not possible to crush any national movement with such multilayer protective mechanismS.
Strengthening Baluch political, mass and students’ parties and organisation, and armed organisation is to strengthen the Baloch National Liberation Movement, which is the future of the Baluch nation. The Baluch nation should have faith in itself that the victory is their’s, because no power has ever won the war against any occupied nation in the world history, whether that was America against Cuba, China against Vietnam and France against Algeria. Ultimately the occupied nations are destined to win the war of their independence. The fact is that Pakistan Army might defeat another state army, but it can not defeat a nation.
Now it is the responsibility of every Baluch individual, specially educated youth, to take part in the Baloch National Liberation Movement in order to counter every policy of state against the movement, because it is only organisations and parties that can counter the state policies, not individuals. The fifth attempt to regain independence of Balochistan has completed its 17 years due to active and effective role of Baluch national parties and organisations. Therefore, being more politicised means being more strong politically, so every Baluch individual, men and women, boys and girls, should educate themselves politically by joining the Baluch political mass parties and students’ organisation, and surely future will be of the Baluch nation.
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