Busan : BNM-South Korea chapter held a demonstration in Busan city at Busan Station on the eve of 27th March black day. The purpose of the protest was to highlight Baloch’s opinions to the world on the day of the occupation of Balochistan. This day Baloch nation lost its independence at the hands of the Pakistani Army.
Protesters were holding placards about the Pakistani aggression and genocide of the Baloch nation. The protesters also tied black bands on their heads to show hatred against the Pakistani occupation of Baloch land. The protesters delivered speeches on the ongoing atrocities of Pakistan in occupied Balochistan.
Hundreds of pamphlets on Pakistani atrocities were distributed to the public during the protest.
Among the protesters, 13-year-old Bakhtawar Baloch delivered a Korean language speech.
She said thousands of Baloch had been killed and abducted in military aggression since 1948. We Baloch have never accepted Pakistani slavery and are struggling for independence and self-determination. Our Houses are being burned, and livestock and other assets are being looted daily in military operations.
“On March 27, 1948, a newborn Pakistani state attacked and forcefully annexed the sovereign Baloch state at gunpoint. Since the occupation of Balochistan in 1948, the Baloch people have been observing March 27 as a black day. From the day of forcible occupation, the Baloch resistance movement started and was led by Agha Abdul Karim Khan, who was then the governor of Makuran state and younger brother of Khan of Baloch (Balochistan) Mir Ahmed Yar Khan.”
She continued her speech and said March 27 had been observed as a black day by the Baloch nation. Pro Freedom political parties stage protests and arrange awareness campaigns and seminars in Balochistan and worldwide to highlight Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan. They protest, hoist black flags on their houses and wear black hand bands to express their hatred against the occupation.
“We appeal to international communities’ the South Korean government, and human rights organisations to help us stop the Baloch genocide by the Pakistani army.” Says Bakhtawar Baloch at the end of her speech.