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Freedom For Balochistan

Surajit Dasgupta - November 04, 2016, 5:23 pm
The world, as much as India, must speak up in support of the Baloch cause. For secularism if for nothing else.While we Indians seek pride in our long, constant civilisation, certain parts of the subcontinent had developed cultural characteristics of their own, much before the British came here and left, dividing the nation into two. The entire region that the Baloch call Balochistan, with its major portions in Pakistan and smaller parts in Afghanistan and Iran, is one such area. They naturally argue, therefore, that if they were not a part of India, how could they be a part of the part that was taken away from India in 1947?Naela Quadri Baloch, whom this correspondent received at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on 11 October, when she made her first overt visit to India, says that her father S A M Quadri, along with Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo and Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri, had appr…