Former Baloch commander of black descent, who lost sons, brother killed by BLF for being a snitch
The Balochistan Liberation Front Wednesday announced killing of a well known militant commander, who was its founding member and who lost his sons and brother in fight against Pakistan military.
“Today the Sarmachars (freedom fighters) shot dead Mohammed Bakhsh, aka Juggo, an important agent of the state,” said Gohram Baloch, spokesperson for the BLF. jaggo was killed in Nasirabad of Kech district, the spokesperson said.
The BLF spokesperson conceded that Jaggoo sons and brother were brutally killed by the Pakistan army but accused him of breaking Baloch customs, committing treachery with the blood of Baloch martyrs.
The BLF also accepted that the victim once worked for the militant outfit but was expelled from it for violating its discipline and being involved in criminal activities. “After that he amassed bad hats like himself and launched a paper outfit,” said the BLF.
The victim is of mixed Baloch-African descent, and some of his ancestors were brought to Mekran during the days of slave trade.
“Jaggoo was one of the founder member of BLF,” said Dr Ali Mengal, president of Baloch Diaspora France, from Grenoble, France. Dr Mengal who has known Dr Nazar since their student days at Bolan Medical College, Quetta, in early 2000s said after being freed from jail, Dr Nazar started sidelining founding members of BLF, forcing Sattar Baloch and Commander Jagoo to launch Balochistan National Liberation Front (BNLF).
Dr Mengal said due to lack of resources, some members of the BNLF joined Baloch Republican Army (BRA), which is allegedly headed by Geneva-based Brahumdagh Bugti, while others said farewell to arms. “Jaggoo surrendered to forces and now we have received news that he was killed yesterday.”
“Jaggoo used to openly cry over the discrimination meted out to him by the militants despite his sacrifices, Blacks in Baloch society are even to this day called “tee” which is equivalent to the slur nigger, while the mixed Baloch-African blood folks are called darzadah or Baloch mixed with alien race. These folks are highly discriminated against in Baloch society.
The British abolished slavery in Balochistan in 1935 but Baloch land owners rose in revolt against decision just like the confederates in the US. The revolt was crushed.
The BLF is headed by a doctor, named Dr Allah Nazar, and is notorious for killing dissenters. Dr Nazar did not spare even his brother-in-law Daulat M. Hasni and killed him on a charge of being an informer. The Baloch National Movement (BNM) is the political arm of the BLF, but BNM leaders deny that in public.
Likewise, the BLF gunned down another guerrilla leader Dr Qambar Qazi as he had disagreed with the BLF policy of Baloch-on-Baloch killings by the trigger happy Sarmachars and was about to join the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).
The Sarmachars were once loved by the Baloch masses but their extremist actions are increasingly isolating them in Balochistan politics.
Though accusing political opponents as being ISI agents has been part of Balochistan politics for more than three decades, the newest trend is to gun down opponents and dissenters after accusing them of being state agents or being death squad members.
Black and darzadah Baloch have played a heroic role in Balochistan freedom struggle