NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi’s warning to Pakistan seems to have struck home. He had said on Friday that if Pakistan continued to meddle in Kashmir and incite violence and terror, India would be forced to expose the atrocities it continues to commit in its restive Balochistan. The PM’s warning was welcomed by a number of prominent activists in Balochistan, who used the opportunity to go all guns blazing on Islamabad.
Prominent Balochi activists have welcomed PM Modi’s threat to expose Pakistan’s atrocities.
They used PM Modi’s comments as an opportunity to attack Islamabad’s brutal methods in Balochistan.
Many Balochi acitivists regularly call on India to intervene in Balochistan.
“We the people of Balochistan, Pakistan and PoK thank you (PM Modi) for your support,” news agency ANI reported World Baloch Women’s Forum president Naela Qadri Baloch as saying in an interview. “We the people of Balochistan are suffering. We hope that you (PM Modi) raise this issue in the UN session in September,” she continued in her message to PM Modi.
Naela Qadri is among the ranks of prominent Balochi activists who repeatedly call on India to intervene in Balochistan, as it did in the case of Bangladesh in 1971.
Another prominent face of the Baloch struggle too added his voice to the chorus. “We welcome PM Modi’s statement to support freedom movement of Balochistan. This is the first time ever that an Indian PM has expressed his wish to support the Baloch people. It is a very crucial decision,” said Hammal Haider Baloch, representative of the Baloch National Movement.
“The Baloch people share common interests with India. We are secular and believe in democratic principles. Pakistan butchers Sindhi political activists and supports religious groups which are threat to the world,” Hammal Haider added.