Dishonoring dead bodies by Pakistan shows its lack of human dignity and hatred towards Baloch nation: BNM
The Chairman of Baloch National Movement, Khalil Baloch, and Secretary-General, Dr. Murad Baloch in their joint statement paid tribute to martyr Major Noora and his companions. They said that the Pakistan army martyred them in a ground and aerial military operation in Parom area of Panjgur. After killing the martyrs their bodies were despoiled and dishonored. This act of Pakistani army reflects what Pakistan as a country lacks i.e human dignity and Pakistan’s inherent hatred towards the Baloch nation.
Statment further added Pakistan army flouted human dignity, war ethics, and international laws by tying the bodies of Baloch martyrs and dragging them behind vehicles. Such brutal acts and tactics of “outrage upon personal dignity” display their hatred against the Baloch nation.
“Such crimes by the Pakistani army have also taken place in previous instances e.g in Mashkay, the Pakistan army did a similar barbaric act by despoiling the bodies of Master Safar Khan and martyr Sulaiman. We also brought that war crime to the notice of international organizations and world powers but they failed to take any noticeable step. As a result, Pakistan kept on enjoying impunity in violating international laws” further statement read.
They further said that Major Noora and his three friends have recorded a new chapter in this war of freedom and justice with their bravery, valor and sacrifices. These brave sons of the soil with their courage, bravery, and blood had made history that would perpetually be remembered by the coming generations of the Baloch nation.
They further added Momin Jan, who was also among the martyrs of Parom, Nawaz Jan and his brother Abdul Malik embraced martyrdom in this military operation. They opted for the path of martyrdom in defense of their right to freedom rather than surrendering before the enemy. The Baloch nation would never forget the sacrifices they made for the nation. The sacrifices of Baloch martyrs have always motivated the youth to resist the invading and occupying enemy.
They added furthermore, “the international bodies must send their peacekeeping mission in the war-affected Balochistan in order to ensure the international laws. Pakistan is top of the list at violating international laws and committing war crimes, but the crimes are being ignored due to the dualist policies of several organizations, countries and international political interests.”
The leaders of BNM stated the history of the Baloch nation is rich with bravery and valor. The sons of the soil have been defending the motherland from time immemorial. Noora was associated with the Baloch national struggle as a peaceful student activist. He was a member of the Baloch Students Organization. The state felt threatened by his ideology and his student politics. He was abducted and enforced disappeared from Lahore in July 2010 while he was a student at one of Pakistan’s top universities i.e King Edward University. He was tortured in by the ISI during his enforced disappearance. The ISI later forced him to conduct a press conference in Lahore in an attempt to absolve ISI of his and other Baloch activists’ forced disappearance. The brutal torture and humiliation of Noora forced him to discontinue his education and join the ranks of BLF. He chose to continue his struggle for freedom with the help of a gun rather than surrendering to Pakistan´s policy of abduction and humiliation of peaceful political activists. He remained on this path until he embraced martyrdom on 26th April 2020.
Both leaders remarked that Major Noora not only defied the enemy on the ground but also on the battlefield at the time of his martyrdom. Before being killed he sent his last message to Baloch nation. Defiant as always, he conveyed a clear message to the enemy and to the Baloch people that the enemy might kill us but would not suppress the voice of Baloch nation for national freedom. “The way Major Noora looked into the eyes of death and fought the occupying forces is itself a history to remember.”