The Baloch Students Organization Azad (BSO-Azad), a peaceful pro-insurgency student group, announced that it will hold its twenty-third Central Council Session in April. The event will be held in memory of “Lumma-E-Watan” (Mother of the Nation) Banuk Karima Baloch and “Shuhda-E-Aajoi” (Martyrs of Freedom) and the name of Baloch captives, the group said.
According to a statement released by the spokesperson of BSO-Azad, the 6th Central Committee meeting of the group was held to discuss various agendas including the Secretary’s report, critical session, constitution-making, organizational matters, and coming plans. The meeting was presided over by Chairman Abram Baloch and began with a two-minute silence in commemoration of the “martyrs of Balochistan.” A detailed and comprehensive discussion was held among the Central Committee members on the selective agendas respectively in the said meeting, the spokesperson said.
During the meeting, the Chairman highlighted the importance of the youth in a nation and the responsibility that is on the shoulders of Baloch youth, particularly the members of BSO-Azad. He added that the needs of time and situations are changing, and when a nation is in a state of war, each moment is of utmost importance to them. He further stated that the “occupiers” are currently using different tactics to depoliticize the Baloch youth and make them far from the Baloch nation and its slave status. He said that the Baloch youth bear the responsibility for expanding and functioning the “national liberation movement” of Balochistan. He said that in the face of all the tactics from the “occupying enemy”, the Baloch youth have made it clear through the integrated platform of BSO-Azad that they will “never accept a life of enslavement.”
Abram Baloch further said that the “occupiers” are using different strategies to distance the Baloch youth from politics, such as empowering local militias – known as “death squads” – and accelerating the “enforced disappearances” of the educated youth and student leaders. He said that the increasing involvement of Baloch women in the Baloch cause has also frightened the “enemy”, which is why women are being targeted throughout Balochistan. According to him, the Baloch “national movement” is being attacked in two ways. Firstly, by using tactics to create suspicion among the general public, and secondly, by using counter-revolutionary forces to spread propaganda against organizations associated with the movement. He said that the cadres of BSO-Azad must expose and dismantle these tactics.
The statement concluded by announcing that the BSO-Azad will hold its twenty-third Central Council Session in April to honor the memory of Karima Baloch, the “martyrs” of the Balochistan liberation movement, and the Baloch missing persons detained in the month. The Chairman directed the elected councilors to participate in the session with full preparation to organize and mobilize the organizational activities.