Hannover , Germany : Baloch National Movement Germany Chapter staged a protest and rally in Hannover, observing 27 March as the black day when Pakistan Army marched on 27th March 1948 and forcibly annexed Balochistan. Since then, the people of Balochistan have rejected Pakistan and have resisted Pakistani occupation.
On this occasion, the participants distributed pamphlets and informed the people about the historical background as well as ongoing Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan.
Asghar Ali, the President of the Baloch National Movement Germany Chapter addressed the audience and said, it is our national duty to keep raising our voice against slavery. Pakistan occupied Balochistan on 27 March 1948, and Baloch have suffered from untold miseries.
He cautioned the Baloch diaspora in Germany that this protest here in Germany is not only in solidarity with our people coming back to the country but also helps us to grow as a community. It unites us and keeps us connected to our roots: Balochistan and our people.
He concluded for a more significant national cause; we have to come out of the compartments of our homes and merge into a broader prism of national unity to get rid of the slavery that we have been experiencing for the last 75 years.
Samul Baloch, the vice president of the BNM Germany Chapter, said that for decades the Baloch nation had been subjected to extreme violence, suppression and marginalisation at the hands of the Pakistani authorities.
She added further since the occupation of Balochistan in 1948, Pakistan has adopted a policy of colonisation and subjugation of the Baloch people. Baloch have been denied health care and education. Pakistani authorities unleashed a brutal campaign of violence.
“According to UN chatter,” she stressed that Baloch people reserve the right to self-determination and freedom. And the Pakistani government should respect this, and it is the responsibility of international organisations to respect the right of self-determination of Baloch people against Pakistani colonisation.
Shali Daad, a member of the BNM, said that the people of Balochistan are traumatised due to inexplicable pains and agonies inflicted upon them by Pakistan’s Army and spy agencies. She added that thousands of “families have been ruined” Pakistani forces in these 75 years of slavery forcibly disappeared thousands of people “, which is one of the graves nightmares” in Baloch society. Worst of all, international and Pakistani media have turned a blind eye to the grievances of the people of Balochistan.
Ahmed Baloch, another member of BNM, said the Baloch People observe 27th March as Black day; this is a day when a civilised independent State Balochistan was annexed & occupied illegally and forcefully by the Pakistan Army.
He added, “75 years of slavery has seen the blood of thousands of Baloch people.75 years of slavery could not subdue the Baloch nation and couldn’t obstruct it from the dream of obtaining an independent Balochistan.”