Baloch activists oppose Pakistan’s sinister plans to divide Balochistan

New Delhi (NVI): As Pakistan and Iran work hand in hand, with the Chinese backup to Islamabad to divide and exploit Balochistan, the Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) activists have raised their voice against the unholy nexus and expressed their anger against the illegal occupancy that is driven by political and selfish interests in the region.

While Pakistan has been eyeing Balochistan under its partnership for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Iran is believed to be acting an alliance and aiding the evil designs of Islamabad to connect China with Gwadar port.

China has been able to coopt Pakistan and Iran as they are failed states and China is wooing them with big bucks that it is fast running out off. To draw and broader picture, the whole China-Pakistan-Iran nexus comes amid US sanctions on Iran and China trying to prove itself by pestering India with border issues at Line of Actual Control (LoC) in Ladakh.

The head of the Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) Information department, Gamshad Baloch, in a statement said that the life of the Baloch people, under decades of colonial rule of occupying Iran and has become unbearable. The brutality of the state against Baloch people from all walks of life in various forms sees no abating in occupied Balochistan.

The Baloch activists have been fighting against the human rights violations and repression from not only Iran but Pakistan as well, as both Islamabad and Tehran plan to divide the disputed region and suppress the voices of liberation if Baloch people.

In a fresh statement, the FBM has said that nobody is immune from Iran’s state oppression and enslavement is widespread across Balochistan and other parts of Iran. “The victims of atrocities from all walks of life including students, religious scholars, businessmen, writers of Balochi language in literature and arts, social media activists, who migrated abroad and raised their voices in international media against Iranian atrocities, are constantly blackmailed through tactics of coercion and intimidation of their loved ones living in the Baloch homeland,” the statement read.

“Iran, dominated by the Persian nation, has a long history of Baloch animosities. Its atrocities against the Baloch nation have been intensified over the last two decades. Iran has left no stone unturned in depriving the Baloch of their basic rights such as political and cultural freedom. Recently valuable palm orchards and wheat crops of poor peasants have been set on fire in many parts of Balochistan. The brutal culling of their livestock is also included in their heinous crimes,” the statement read.

It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan has also adopted similar policies as Iran to harass Baloch people with their oppressive tactics.

Recently, acres of forest area, including fields and palm trees, were set on fire allegedly by the Pakistani army in Balochistan’s Dasht, in yet another oppressing and atrocious action against the Baloch people for resisting the Pakistan government’s illegal occupation in the region and raising their voices for a free Balochistan.

-ARK