The Central Spokesperson Baloch Students Organization Azad (BSO-A) termed the ban over the organization as unconstitutional, unlawful and violation of international laws, and said that BSO Azad is the organization which solely represents the Baloch students and he organization believes in peaceful politics.
The manifesto of BSO Azad is political. All members of organization are bound to their organizational constitution and are struggling in accordance to it. But the state of Paksitan banned it and restricted its political and educational activities. That move of state is incomprehensive.
Since the last ten years the leaders and members of organization have been extrajudicially arrested and killed under the “Search and Destroy Policy.” And several other leaders and members of organization are still incarcerated in the torture cells of the state institutions.
The Spokesperson added that leaders and members of BSO Azad continued their peaceful struggle despite most difficult ground situations and severe hardships. And they gave countless sacrifices and expressed their determination for the reach of ideology of nationalism to the Baloch people and for the survival and protection of this ideology.
Frightened of the students’ struggle the state of Pakistan declared BSO Azad banned on 15th March 2013, and all of its political activities remained also banned along with the crackdown over its leaders in the form of their enforced disappearances. That move of the state was aimed to hurt the collective interests of organization and to disperse the power of its youth.
The Spokesperson said that banning BSO Azad like peaceful organizations was merely aimed to dilute the growing political consciousness among the youth and to depoliticize the youth of Baloch nation in order to remain them be negligent of their duties and national independence movement.
We appeal to the international human rights organizations, political parties and progressive student organizations to raise their voices against the ban over BSO Azad so that the organization could continue its political activities. While the organization will run an online social media campaign in this regard. We also appeal people from all walks of life to raise their voices against the ban over organization.