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Baloch leaders want India to recognise their government-in-exile

Abhinandan MishraPublished : March 9, 2019, 6:36 pm |Updated : March 9, 2019, 6:39 PM New Delhi:  The Baloch National Movement (BNM), which is fighting to free Balochistan from Pakistani occupation and make it an independent country, wants the Indian government to recognise the Pak province, situated on its western borders with Iran, as a sovereign country and states that it is the right time to bring into existence a government-in-exile that can function from Delhi till the time Balochistan achieves freedom. “ The Baloch National Movement is prepared to run the government-in-exile from a place in India as decided by the government of India. Pakistan is ruling Balochistan through gun and death. Despite abduction and killing of our leaders and cadres, we are fighting for a separate Balochistan along with other groups. This is not an individual struggle but is being carried out by the people,” BNM chairman Khalil Baloch told The Sunday Guardian. BNM is the largest Baloch nationalist

New Freedom House Research on Tibet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In advance of the March 10 anniversary marking 60 years since the start of a popular uprising whose suppression provoked the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet in 1959, Freedom House has published the Tibet chapter of its flagship  Freedom in the World 2019   report. Like certain other territories, including Hong Kong, Tibet is assessed separately in  Freedom in the World . With a score of 1 out of 100, it remains one of the most harshly governed places on earth. Read the  Freedom in the World 2019  Tibet chapter  here .  Freedom House also examined the effects of Communist Party rule on Tibetan Buddhism in its comprehensive 2017  report on religious revival, repression, and resistance in China under Xi Jinping. Today, two years later, the level of religious persecution of Tibetan Buddhists remains "very high," and the trajectory of suppression continues to worsen, even as many Tibetans maintain their devotion to the Dalai Lama and the distinctive f

Is Chinese feminism losing momentum?

Is Chinese feminism losing momentum?   Lǚ Pín 吕频, a leading feminist activist and thought leader for over 20 years who is currently based in the U.S., thinks so. Today, in honor of International Women’s Day — and exactly one year after the government shut down Lü’s influential Feminist Voices (女权之声 nǚquán zhī shēng) communications platform —  SupChina published an exclusive interview with Lü . A key passage: No one can foresee the future of Chinese feminism at this point. The movement is clearly losing momentum, though some people refuse to admit it. We’ve passed the pinnacle of the #MeToo movement, where Chinese feminists achieved unprecedented success. The #MeToo movement brought the public’s interest in Chinese feminism to an unprecedented peak, but the buzz is gone and the energy has been exhausted. While people are still talking about women’s issues on the Chinese internet, I don’t know how soon the next wave of collective activism will take place.

Huawei says it's treatment in US is Unconstitutional Unconstitutional? Gerry Shih of the Washington Post  reports that Huawei today announced “it has sued the U.S. government to challenge a law that bans federal agencies from buying its telecommunications equipment, opening a new front in the metastasizing global contest between the Chinese technology giant and Washington.” “The U.S. Congress  has repeatedly failed to produce any evidence to support its restrictions on Huawei products. We are compelled to take this legal action as a proper and last resort,” said a Huawei executive at a press conference to announce the suit. “The Framers of the United States Constitution  were deeply concerned about the potential abuse of legislative power,” begins Huawei’s complaint. It argues, “One of the Framers’ particular concerns was that the legislature would use its power to target specific individuals for adverse treatment,” adding that the U.S. government’s treatment of Huawei is an instance of this, and therefore unconstitution

Baloch National Movement releases monthly report of February 2019

2019-03-09 *(Current Balochistan)* Baloch nation is facing worst genocide of its history. Pakistan turned Balochistan into a slaughter house. It is responsibility of responsible international organizations to take immediate actions against Baloch genocide to save Baloch nation from this brutality. Baloch National Movement's central information secretary Dil Murad Baloch released report about human rights violation in Balochistan saying aggression of forces seen to be worst in this month.  Pakistani military carried out more than ninety operations , seventy-two Baloch sons shifted to army camps. During these operations more than two hundred houses were looted and fifty houses were burnt.  Awaran, Greshek, Khuzdar, Soorab and Zamuran faced worst kind of operations in the month of February 2019. He informed, sixteen dead bodies were found in February, among them the causes of twelve death remained unknown.  Occupying forces in Kech tortured a young Baloch to death in custody, a

Success of Baloch national freedom movement is impossible without the participation of Baloch women:

Success of Baloch national freedom movement is impossible without the participation of Baloch women: Murwarid Baloch *(Current Balochistan)* Central Voice Chairperson Baloch Students Organization Azad Murwarid Baloch in her statement on the eve of International Women’s Day said that the International Women’s Day is the symbol of struggle of those women who raised voice for their rights and held protests at the roads of New York for the increment in salaries, right to vote and against the long duration of work.   If women are provided equal opportunities for development including all facilities for needs of life, then they can play the important role for the development of any society of world. Chairperson further said that women had an important status in political, economic and social system of Balochistan. The opinion of women had been given importance in the decision making process, but after the British occupation, the chieftains were given excessive power through Sandeman Syst