New Delhi (NVI): Baloch armed groups and Sindhi revolutionaries have decided to form a joint front to fight against Pakistan’s occupation and the atrocities inflicted by the Pakistani army on their people in the region.
Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS) an umbrella group of Baloch armed groups announced the formation of an alliance with Sindhi Armed group Sindhdesh Revolutionary Army (SRA) yesterday.
The joint front could be more headed towards targetting China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as Baloch rebels had recently targeted the interests of Pakistan and China with a surge in deadly attacks on China’s ambitious Belt and Road projects in the region.
According to a recent media report, surging attacks by Baloch separatists have increased the risks and costs of BRI projects in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, with Baloch and Sindhi rebel groups coming up together, they will put up a strong fight against the expansionist ambitions of China and Pakistan. China, which always tries to exercise its expansionist policy on its neighbours, wants to fulfill its illegitimate political, economic and military interests across the region by taking full control of Sindh and Balochistan through the CPEC.
BRAS an umbrella group of Baloch armed groups announced the formation of alliance with Sindhi Armed group Sindhdesh Revolutionary Army (SRA).
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The Baloch Raji Ajoi Sangar (BRAS) is the umbrella organisation of four different revolutionary groups: Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), Baloch Republican Army (BRA) and the Baloch Republican Guard (BRG).
BRAS Sarmachaars (freedom fighters) have been fighting for the independence of Balochistan from Pakistan’s illegal occupation for the last several years.
Baloch Khan, spokesperson of BRAS in a statement said that in a meeting of the top Baloch commanders with the Sindh Revolutionary Army (SRA) at some secretive location, it was decided that Baloch and Sindh revolutionaries join hands to fight their common enemy- Pakistan.
“In our meeting held at a secret location it was decided to form a joint front and a joint strategy of our resistance for the liberation of occupied Balochistan and occupied Sindh from Pakistani occupation,” Baloch Khan said.
The spokesperson added that BRAS and SRA would also jointly conduct a detailed review of the latest geopolitical and strategic scenario of the region.
During the secret meeting, Baloch and Sindh revolutionaries also agreed that both Sindhi and Baloch have had common historical, political, cultural and cultural ties for thousands of years. In the present circumstances and especially to avoid further subjugation at the hands of Pakistan and China in the region, the common goal of both nations is to achieve independence from Pakistan.
“Therefore, the unity of both the historical and neighboring nations and the formation of a common resistance front is an important need in today’s situation,” Baloch Khan said in the statement.
The statement further said that Baloch people are the inheritors of 8,000-year-old Indus Valley Civilization and the 11,000-year-old Mehrgarh civilisation, and have been inhabiting this land for thousands of years, resisting various invaders, occupiers and looters at different times in history. Baloch people have always been able to protect their land, civilisation and freedom, the statement read.
“Today, at this point in history, we are fighting another invader, occupier and looter in the form of the unnatural state of Pakistan (Punjab). The time has come for the Sindhis and Baloch to defeat this occupying looter from their respective territories through a joint front,” said Baloch Khan in a statement.
It is pertinent to mention here that on August 11, 1947, the British government gave independence to Balochistan. Balochistan was then not part of Pakistan, which got independence three days later, on August 14. It was only on March 27, 1948, that the Pakistani Army forcibly occupied Balochistan, and declared it part of Pakistan.
Since then, Pakistan has exploited the region for its rich mineral resources and the people of Balochistan have been protesting against the ever-increasing human rights violation.