New Delhi (NVI): Balochistan Liberation Charter or BLC, a guide for the Baloch people to regain their inalienable democratic rights of freedom and independence from an oppressing Pakistan, is now available in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Punjabi languages.
This is an effort for the Baloch voices to be heard on a larger platform as Balochistan struggles for freedom from a repressive Pakistan. The charter has been translated by supporters of Baloch freedom struggle from India. The charter is also available in English, Brahui and Farsi (Persian) languages.
India has always welcomed Balochistan’s freedom struggle and advocated its right to resist Pakistan’s illegal occupation and raise voice against increasing human rights violations by Islamabad.
The development was confirmed by Free Balochistan Movement (FBM), a political party campaigning to regain independence of Balochistan.
“Now @BaluchistanLC is also available in #Hindi, #Gujarati, #Marathi & #Punjabi languages. We thank our Indian friends & well wishers that they have put a lot of time & effort in translating BLC. We are looking forward to translate BLC in more languages. http://balochistanliberationcharter.com,” read a tweet by FBM.
Now @BaluchistanLC is also available in #Hindi, #Gujarati, #Marathi & #Punjabi languages. We thank our Indian friends & well wishers that they have put a lot of time & effort in translating BLC. We are looking forward to translate BLC in more languages. https://t.co/Pg8CejiOd0 pic.twitter.com/TNTqvaZIYq
— FBM (@freebalochmovt) September 22, 2020
The Balochistan Liberation Charter (BLC) is both a roadmap and a contract that guarantees the Baloch nation that there will be democracy, justice and freedom for all the citizens of Balochistan. It is also meant to inform the international community about the kind of state the Baloch people are aspiring to establish, writes Sobdar Baloch, a journalist and a human rights activist who associated with the Free Balochistan Movement.
According to Baloch, the ongoing struggle for independence is with the intention to establish a country whose constitutional make-up will be premised on the tenets of democracy, secularism, liberty and equality; qualities that have hardly been seen in the political dispensations in Pakistan at any given time.
Balochistan is the largest province of Pakistan occupying about 45 per cent of the territory and bordering Iran. The province is rich in natural resources. It is for this reason that Pakistan is dependent on the province in the wake of its dwindling economy and is exploiting its resources with China at its back, through China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The BLC also addresses some very important issues including the relations between state and religion to clear the aim of Baloch struggle for liberation.