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The British then occupied and divided Balochistan into three parts by drawing arbitrary Gold Smith and Durand Lineswhich the Baloch nation never accepted as international borders and continued their struggle to regain independence of united Balochistan.
The Baloch activists paid tributes to martyrs in Vancouver city of Canada as well. Naela Quadri Baloch, president of World Baloch Women's Forum, said, "Balochistan has never accepted anybody's forceful occupation. Balochistan has always resisted against each and every kind of invasion - be it Portuguese, British, Iran or Arab. Whoever tried to forcefully occupy Balochistan, we have resisted".
"Today, Balochistan is resisting against the occupation of Iran and Pakistan and Baloch people are demanding to reunite Balochistan, a democratic, a peaceful and a nuclear-free Balochistan. And for this Balochistan, we Baloch will struggle," she added.
Talking about Pakistan's ill-treatment of Baloch people, especially women and children, Naela said, "Today, Balochistan is facing nuclearisation, Iran and Pakistan are using Baloch land against our will for nuclear testing. They are also hiding their nuclear weapons in Balochistan. Today, they are trying to infiltrate religious extremism in Balochistan. We have nothing to do with Taliban, ISIS or any other religious extremism. We are pluralist people and we respect each and every religion."
The Baloch have fought against Arabs, Mughals, Mongols, Portuguese and British invading forces and defended the region.
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First Published: Wed,November 14 2018 20:59 IST