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Motherland and sacrifice

Metaphysics philosophers say that if religion is removed from their lives, national state will be their God. A Baloch poet G. R. Mola says “I congratulate you mola on your pilgrimage, but I love my motherland as much as my eyesight” (Mobarak bet tra mola tai haj tai kaba. Mana cho dedaga doste mani mate watan mola). For the purpose of elaboration, the concept of sacrifice can also be seen in the words of Schleiermacher who writes “may it be the mission of my freedom, to bring me nearer to this necessity. May it be my highest goal to be able to wish to die”. An Uzbek poet referring to Uzbekistan says:
“So that my generation would comprehend the Homelands worth, Men were always transferred to dust, it seems.
The homeland is the remain of our forefathers, we turn into dust for this precious soil”.

The sacrifice of Rehan and his father renaissance the sacrifice of Ibrahim and Ismael, but there is a distinction between Ibrahim and his son and Aslam Baloch and his son; Ibrahim and Ismael were willing to sacrifice in the name of religion, but Aslam Baloch and his martyred son did their sacrifice for a noble cause, their motherland. Baloch being a phoenix nation by virtue of Balochistan’s mountainous topography and the chemistry of resistance is in the blood of Baloch for their motherland, due to which, there is a culture of sacrifice emerging within the Baloch.

Nationalism sometimes demands people as a whole in the form of a collective interests and sacrifice. This sacrifice is often voluntarily done for the greater good and benefit for either the purpose of freedom of nation or people of a nation. This sacrifice by Rehan and all the other Baloch martyrs who sacrificed their lives, and all the women and children who are suffering the torture in torture cells; illustrate the concrete will and determination of the Baloch and all the extents the Baloch are willing to go for their nation.

It is my personal suggestion that at any cost, whatever the method would be for the resistance, the Baloch should not let down their momentum of resistance till the victory. Unfortunately, our senior Baloch leadership knowingly caused us irreparable loss by supported the exhausted and failed constitutional politics of Pakistan. Yesterday, after the sacrifice of Rehan at the death anniversary of Goshbaksh Bezenjo, I wished that respectable Gosbaksh and other senior leaders had continued nationalism in its genuine spirit, which is resistance. But, at the last phase of their lives, all our senior leadership have given up their resistance movement, except  Nawab Kherbaksh Marri. I frankly submit to Baloch nation that without struggle for a nation state, there is no nationalism and they call themselves so-called “nationalist” are fully unqualified, because nationalism means sacrifice for a nation states, which is missing in the parties who call themselves nationalists and practice constitutional politics of Pakistan that is totally exhausted due to stratocracy, kleptocracy instead of democracy.

Our motherland is being exploited by Pakistan and China for its resources and location without any consent of the aboriginal Baloch. Baloch are robbed from their natural resources like natural gas, coal and gold and now even their lands have started to be occupied for construction of CPEC, where Baloch are dislocated from their hometowns. Baloch have risen their voice against this to the western community for years, but due to ignorance and double-policy of the west, we have been totally ignored. The Western community is bound to take action against this according to the UN´s Declaration 1960 Declaration on granting independence to colonial countries and people which states:

The subjection of people to alien subjugation, domination and exploitation constitutes a denial of fundamental human rights, is contrary to the Charter of UN and is an impediment to world peace and co-operation.

Since our liberation movement is according to UN Charted and Pakistan is seriously fluting the Charted of UN. Pakistan and China are violating Limburg Principle, in the name national security and counter terrorism and violating article 64 which states “ National security cant be used as a pretext for imposing vague or arbitrary limitation and may invoke only when there exist adequate safeguards and effective remedies against abuse”  and article 65 of Limburg Principle that holds that “ systematic violation of economic, social and culture rights undermines true national security and may jeopardize international peace and security, a state responsible for such violation shall not invoke national security as justification for measure aimed at suppressing opposition to such violation or at perpetrating repressive practice against its population”.

It would be reasonable to point out here that Baloch people have frequently approached all international and local institutions including UN that Pakistan has been committing genocide, ethnic cleansing, crime against humanity and war crimes accomplice with China in the vicinity of CPEC in the name of national security and counter terrorism. In this respect we have also referred an eminent international lawyer Hugo Grotius´s views “If tyranny becomes so unbearable as to cause the nation to rise, any foreign power is entitled to help an oppressed people that has requested its assistance”. All our struggle to approach the western community to enlighten them about Balochistan and to stop this unending impunity and atrocity, there has been no response from the west. Rather, they have deviated this from their responsibility.
Since, the international state community UN and its sister institutions are not listening to our cry in such an alarming situation, there is no other option and alternative left for the Baloch except sacrifice.

Kachkol Ali
Human rights lawyers


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