The war for independence in Balochistan has spanned more than two decades, witnessing the state’s implementation of various counter-insurgency policies. These measures include the enforced disappearance of thousands of Baloch political activists and a disturbing trend of dumping mutilated bodies on roadsides. The grim scenario extends to fake police encounters, contributing to the ongoing human tragedy.
In response to state repression, the Baloch nation defied fear, rallying in thousands across Balochistan to protest alleged oppression. Breaking the fence of fear, the Baloch Yakjehti Committee emerged as a platform for political resistance, amplifying the powerful voice of Baloch political struggle on a global scale.
The international community is taking note, with organizations affiliated with the United Nations investigating human rights violations in Balochistan. Discussions on Baloch oppression have reached the legislative chambers of the United States and the United Kingdom, shedding light on the plight of the Baloch nation.
Shifting from previous dismissals, Pakistan’s ruling forces, now led by caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar, acknowledge the ongoing struggle for independence and identity in Balochistan. This admission underscores that suppressing the movement through oppression is futile, emphasizing the need to address Balochistan’s issues by granting the Baloch nation their national rights, including the right to freedom.