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Naela Qadri Baloch: Those who claim to be nationalists in India should stand by Balochistan Devanath Sharma The issues plaguing Balochistan gained prominence in the public discourse following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on Independence Day, in which he empathised with the people there and vowed to extend support to the troubled country. Modi's words have resonated as various leaders of the Balochistan independence struggle have found a prospective ally in India. One such leader, Naela Qadri Baloch, now views the struggle with renewed hope. Naela is a writer, filmmaker and president of the World Baroch Women Forum. However, she maintains that her struggle for liberation is not limited to women but extends to all quarters of Balochistan. She began her activism by leading the Baloch student organisation during Benazir Bhutto's campaign to liberalise Balochistan. However, she went on to escape the country and has been liv

Naela Quadri at Azim Premji University: Caphy and Charcha session with Students

Naela Quadri Baloch interact with Students of AzimPremji University in Bangalore.

The education crisis in Balochistan   ๐ŸŽˆMore than 5,000 government-run primary schools in Balochistan only consist of a *single teacher and a single room besides lacking basic facilities.* ๐ŸŽˆOut of *1.3 million children in Balochistan, only 50,000 students appear in matriculation examination every year * ๐ŸŽˆ1.8 children are still *out of school* in the province, and the *literacy rate has remained stagnant at 39 percent.*  According to Pakistan’s 1998 census, Balochistan has more than 22,000 settlements, but the existing number of government-run schools is 13,000, depriving many children of their basic right to education By:  Monis Ali   27-Oct 2016 Despite the repeated tall claims of Balochistan government of placing a special emphasis on increasing enrollment of children in schools, 1.8 children are still out of school in the province, and the literacy rate has remained stagnant at 39 percent. Education Statistics 2014-2015 launched

Mehran says Changeez violating will of Nawab Marri|latest-news|p120963-Mehran-says-Changeez-violating-will-of-Nawab-Marri By  Murtaza Ali ShahPosted on: 1 day ago LONDON : Chief of Balochistan’s powerful Marri tribe Mehran Marri has alleged that his elder brother Nawabzada Jangeez Marri is playing a dangerous game by trying to take over control of the natural resources belonging to Marri areas in the resource rich province of Balochistan. Mehran Marri, who represents Balochistan unofficially at the United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC), said that Jangeez Marri, who is leader of Pakistan Muslim League in Balochistan and provincial minister, has used a group around him to anoint himself as chief of the Marri tribe against wishes of late Nawab Khair Baksh Marri, renowned nationalist leader and Marri tribal chief who passed away over two years ago in Karachi - to sell natural resources from areas of the Marri tribe. Last week, Changeez Marri claimed that he had been given the “power of attorney and

Naela Quadri at FINS event in Mumbai

Azad Balochistan eBook launched by Seshadri Chari, BJP at  an  event organized by Federation of Integrated National Security FINS in Mumbai. Prof. Naela Quadri Baloch and Mr.Mazdak Dilshad Baloch attended the event. Download Free eBook Balochistan consists of the south west of Pakistan. In the west it borders with Afghanistan and Iran and in the south it has the Arabian Sea. It accounts for nearly half the land mass of Pakistan and only 3.6% of its total population. The province is immensely rich in natural resources, including oil, gas, copper and gold. Despite these huge deposits of mineral wealth, the area is one of the poorest regions of Pakistan. A vast majority of its population lives in deplorable housing conditions where they don’t have access to electricity or clean drinking water.

Federal Solution in South Asia, Particularly in Pakistan And Question of Baloch Nationalism in the Region

The Experiences of the Nationality Question and its Federal Solution in South Asia, Particularly in Pakistan And Question of Baloch Nationalism in the Region 1. The Question of Nationalities in South Asia: 2. The Question of Nationalities in Pakistan: 3. Baloch National Question in P.I.A (Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan): 4. Baloch National Question in Pakistan: 5. Baloch National Question in Iran: 6. Baloch National Question in Afghanistan: 7. Viability of Baloch National state: 8. Conclusion: The Question of Nationalities in South Asia Before 18th and 19th centuries, states or territories under one administration were not delineated by nationality. It was only at the end of 18th century that, for the first time civilization was considered to be determined by nationality. In the second half of the 19th century, nationalism disintegrated supranational states of the Hapsburg and the Ottoman Empire, both of which were based upon pre-national loyalties. In twentieth century Afro-Asia, “state-


The Baloch struggle for national independence has its genesis in history and culture. Fiercely independent, the Baloch has never accepted hegemony and domination either by other tribes or by organized states in any stage of history. His periodic movements, apart from many other reasons came about because he never had to contend with a subordinate status. Tribal wars and jealousies, although they had their roots in economic competition, were also due to efforts by one tribe to gain supremacy over another, which were actively resisted. The Baloch was unsettled and preferred a nomadic life because in that he felt himself truly emancipated. During the Khanate, although Balochistan theoretically was supposed to be under Afghan hegemony, for all practical purposes various Khans of Kalat never accepted the Afghan over lordship. The war between Ahmed Shah Durrani and Mir Naseer Khan was primarily a contest on the question of Afghan sovereignty over Balochistan. Traditionally, when the Baloch