A Baloch representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council has urged the international community to take an urgent notice of the bleeding wounds of Balochistan.
“The situation is like a ticking bomb, not only for Balochistan but also for the international community and needs both urgent attention and fast action,” Mehran Baluch, the youngest son of veteran Baloch leader Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri told the U.N. council.
Mehran Baluch is among a group of activists who have been working hard to raise the profile of Balochistan in Geneva. Other Baloch activists in Geneva include former senator Sanaullah Baloch, Noordin Mengal , Munir Mengal and Bilal Baloch.
Pakistan routinely accuses these activists of being Indian agents, without proof.
“My ancestral Marri and Bugti areas are in the grip of aerial bombardments unbeknownst to the world, that has left several people, mostly women and children dead. There is no CNN in Balochistan,” Mehran Baluch said. “Some years ago, U.S. scholar Selig S. Harrison described the situation as a slow motion genocide, but now the conditions are bordering on full scale ethnic cleansing,” he added.
He said a massive secret dirty war continues in towns and cities across Balochistan in which even the elderly and infirm are not being spared. The Amnesty International has rightly called this Islamabad’s kill-and-dump policy.
Mehran Baluch said on June 20, a 75 year old Mohammad Baksh Baluch, father of a Balochistan university official, was forcibly disappeared in Turbat and his whereabouts are unknown.
He accused the Pakistani secret services of masterminding the Shia-sunni sectarian killings to derail the secular struggle of the Baloch people.
“These killings are also a part of the diabolical process of Talibanization of Balochistan,” he added, adding that, “In this backdrop, international outlaws like Mullah Omar and other key members of the Quetta shura are being protected in the Balochistan capital.”
He deplored that Islamabad has blocked the N.A.T.O. supply lines in Balochistan and at the same time Pakistani generals call the N.A.T.O. soldiers “chocolate boys” who will meet with crushing defeat at the hands of the Taliban. “Baloch people have no say in the matter,” he said.
He said the plight of the Baloch people is not limited to Balochistan adding that in Karachi, the commercial capital of Pakistan, mafia dons have made life for the common Baloch man miserable and unlivable.
“The Baloch people have nowhere to turn to for help but this council,” he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has been trying hard to frame up Mehran Baluch’s brother-in-law Sardar Brahumdagh Bugti, who is now in Switzerland, on charges of terrorism. Just last week, Pakistani secret services obtained confessions under duress from two Bugti loyalists Danish Rind and Yasin Bugti that the Swiss-exiled leader gave them millions of rupees to carry out terrorist attacks in Quetta.
The founder of a U.S. based American Baloch group is calling upon the Swiss authorities to conduct an impartial probe to clear Bugti’s name.