Indian flag and Modi poster emerge as tools for Balochistan freedom fighters during protests  
 Source : Agencies  Date : 25-Aug-2016


Quetta, August 25: Few days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised voice against the human rights violations in Balochistan, the freedom fighters of the Pakistan-ruled province carried out protests with the support of Indian flag and PM Modi posters.
The masked protesters were raising slogans of freedom of Balochistan along with posters of Modi and Baloch martyr Akbar Bugti. The protesters were also seen with holding the Indian national flag, while they were crushing the Pak’s flag. They were also holding placards which read 'Stop Baloch Genocide'.  

The protests have been continuous form the last four days covering Sui Dera, Jafarabad and Nasirabad among other locations in Balochistan. The protestors are also angry and irked with the Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri for declaring Brahumdagh Bugti a traitor.  

Condemning the remarks by the CM towards Bugti, one of the protestors said, "Zehri said that Bugti cannot even assemble 50 people. We want to tell him that Bugti lies not just in the hearts of just 50 or 50,000 people, but over 50 lakh people”.  "He should stop seeing us as slaves. Then he will get to know who is in majority. I want to tell him that Baloch people are with Bugti," he added.

The people of Balochistan, who have been facing massive atrocities by Pakistan army and Government after being captured in 1948, welcomed the PM Modi Independence speech in which he showed concern about the Human rights situation of the region. The Prime Minister's comments were criticised as ‘crossing a red line’ by the Pakistan Government, a charge rejected by India.

Many Baloch leaders like Brahumdagh Bugti, Karima Baloch, Hyrbiyair Marri among others were pleased with the Indian PM’s concern. The leaders also urged PM Modi and international community to intervene in the matter of Balochistan. Also, Karima Baloch, Brahumdagh Bugti and Hyrbiyair Marri are held with sedition charge which was filed by Pak’s religious party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI).