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As Bangladesh Became Free on Dec 16, 1971, a Secret London Conclave Mooted Balochistan’s Liberation As Bangladesh Became Free on Dec 16, 1971, a Secret London Conclave Mooted Balochistan’s Liberation BY  SASHANKA S. BANERJEE  ON  16/12/2016 •  On the day Pakistan surrendered to India at Dhaka, Bangladesh’s foreign minister-in-exile advised Baloch, Pakhtoon and Sindhi nationalists to launch a joint liberation struggle against Pakistan with Indian help. Abdus Samad Azad, the first foreign minister of Bangladesh, with Indira Gandhi in New Delhi in 1972. Credit: YouTube/AP In the nine months since March 25, 1971 – as the Mujibur Rahman-led Bangladesh liberation struggle got transformed into a war of independence, ending on December 16, 1971, with the emergence of the former East Pakistan  as the sovereign, independent Peoples Republic of Bangladesh – the Pakistani Army’s campaign of massacre and mass rape became the unmarked and un-wept genocide of the 20th century. This grim event is well documented by research

Traditional political elite has been steadily losing ground t

The traditional political elite has been steadily losing ground to a new crop of middle-class youth leaders who, cutting across tribal lines, are forging a potent national movement. None other than the doyen of Baloch nationalists, Sardar Attaullah Mengal, admitted this, to PMLN chief Nawaz Sharif. According to Mengal, things were no longer in the control of the old leadership as a new generation of leaders were now calling the shots. The man who is believed to have become the icon of the Baloch freedom fighters is the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF) chief, Dr Allah Nazar. Others like the Balochistan Republican Party (BRP) chief, Nawabzada Brahmdagh Bugti (grandson of the slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti), Hyrbyair Marri (son of Nawab Khair Bux Marri), and Balochistan National Party (BNP) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal (son of Sardar Attaullah Mengal) form the vanguard of the nationalist movement. But unlike Dr Allah Nazar, these three leaders are in exile and hence their effectiv

Some hard questions to Baloch

What is the relevance of tribal heads in today's world? What is Sardars contribution to Baloch Struggle? Why Baloch have such a short memory, as they do not utter a word about Nowroz Khan and his sons sacrifice? What are the drivers that kept fifth upraise so long compared to other four? Is middle class participation in the struggle a big jolt to Pakistani Establishment?

HISTORY : Dawn new clip on Khan Kalat arrest

Only 96 people are missing in Balochistan, Senate body told IKRAM JUNAIDI  — PUBLISHED about an hour ago ISLAMABAD: The chairman of the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances, retired Justice Javed Iqbal, told a Senate standing committee on Monday that only 96 people are missing in Balochistan and the matter has been politicised. The claim surprised the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, and two members from Balochistan – Mir Israrullah Khan Zehri and Dr Jehanzeb Jamadini – rejected Mr Iqbal’s statements. Both senators said a large number of people have disappeared in Balochistan, and are killed and their bodies discarded by agencies. “A few years ago, some people marched from Quetta to Islamabad and claimed almost 17,000 people from Balochistan were missing but they never gave me the list,” Mr Iqbal said. Former interior minister claims Indian officials disguised as FC, army personnel are involved in killing Baloch people “An NGO f