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Javid Naseer Rind, another Baloch journalist silenced by the Deep State – by Laibaah


Cross-posted from Pakistan Blogzine

Another Baloch journalist, Javid Naseer Rind, was killed today. His mutilated dead body was recovered from Khuzdar.

Javid Naseer Rind, the former Deputy Editor of Daily Tawar, a leading anti-military-state Baloch newspaper published in Urdu language, was kidnapped on 10 September 2011 from Hub Chowki, Lasbela, the industrial town of Balochistan. Police quoting eyewitnesses said abductors were riding in two separate cars who held Javed Naseer at gun-point and bundled him into the car and drove away.” Since then his whereabouts of the both were unknown. (Source)

Mr. Rind’s family and well wishers had legitimate reasons to worry about his forced disappearance because most of the Baloch journalists kidnapped in the past in a similar pattern were eventually found dead. Soon after Rind’s disappearance, Daily Tawar’s editor, Khadim Lehri, went into hiding after receiving threats on his life. At least three Daily Tawar reporters, Abdul Hameed Hayatan, Siddiq Eido, and Rehmatullah Shaheen, were killed last year. (Source)

Unfortunately, Mr. Rind’s fate was no different. Mutilated dead body of Javid Naseer Rind was found today (5 Nov 2011) in Khuzdar.

Javid Rind’s name is yet another addition to the long list of Baloch and Pashtun journalists killed by Pakistan’s security forces and their proxies (TTP-LeJ-SSP) in the last few years. At least 13 journalists have been killed in Balochistan over the past two years.

There are a number of key issues:

1. The silent massacre and/or persecution of Baloch media persons (journalists, reporters, bloggers) at the hands of Pakistan’s military establishment and its proxy agencies (FC, ISI, MI, SSP/LeJ, Jundullah etc);

2. Silence or misrepresentation in Pakistani and international media on the Baloch genocide. While there is no hope from Pakistan’s right wing journalists, the role of urban-centric (fake) liberal journalists is equally despicable. For example, despite a personal appeal to Mr. Najam Sethi (political advisor of Geo TV/Jang Group) by the relatives of Mr. Rind, Mr. Sethi and his Jang Group paid little to no coverage to Mr. Rind’s abduction.

“My uncle Abdul Samad Baloch and my uncle son Javed Naseer Rind are abducted by Pakistani ISI…we are not Taliban…please give us help. Please do some(thing) about us. I am the eye vitnes (sic),” begged Moeed Baoch, a relative of the missing journalist in an urgent request posted on the Facebook fan page of Najam Sethi, a renowned Pakistani journalist with alleged links with Pakistan’s military establishment. (Source)

3. Silence of human rights organizations (barring a token statement/report or two). Despite an impassioned petition by Baloch media persons and social activists, the HRW and other human rights organizations failed to highlight the illegal abduction of Javid Rind in Pakistani and international media.

This petition which was grossly ignored by the media and human rights organizations

Save Life of a Baloch Journalist
Send To: Human Rights Watch
Sponsored By: International Voice for Baloch missing persons

Please help save life of Baloch Journalist, Javed Naseer Rind, abducted by ISI.

Javed Naseer Rind is a journalist and columnist, associated with a local daily, a Balochistan based Urdu language newspaper which has an editorial policy of highlighting the sufferings of Baloch masses. According to reports unidentified people abducted Javed Naseer Rind from IT Chowk Hub at gun-point and drove him away towards undisclosed location.

It must be noted that scores of journalists and human rights activists have been abducted and killed by death squads of Pakistani Intelligence agencies in same fashion. ISI and Military Intelligence are involved in very brutal acts of killing and dumping Baloch political activists.

The life of Javed Naseer is in grave danger. Please Sign this petition to help us save his life.

http://www.petitiononline.com/baloch4f/petition.html

A Baloch Tweep, Nawaz Bugti, thus commented: stop killing baloch journalist in #balochistan silence of human right organization is the act of baloch genocide.

4. Balochistan is literally a military state ruled by Pakistan army (Frontier Constabulary, ISI, TTP-LeJ etc), the provincial ministers of the PPP acts as convenient mouthpieces of Pakistan army and are, indirectly, complicit in the murder of innocent Baloch and Hazara citizens of Balochistan.

5. Life of a Baloch or Pashtun journalist is considered inferior to that of a Punjabi or Urdu speaking journalist in Pakistan. For example, compare the enormous coverage given to Saleem Shahzad’s abduction and murder by the ISI with the much ignored abduction and murder of Javid Rind.

6. Even the country’s so-called independent judiciary (azad adlia) seems to lack the the will to take notice of the widespread killings o Baloch journalists, writers and human rights activists. There are consistent signs that Pakistan’s judiciary, particularly the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Lahore High Court, has reached an agreement with the army to ensure safe release of arrested terrorists and a lack of action on extra-judicial abductions and murders.

There are a number of pertinent questions in Express Tribune’s recent editorial:

The bodies that continue to turn up in towns across Balochistan represent a tragedy we have essentially ignored for far too long. Four more bodies were discovered on November 3, bringing the count to an alarming 230 since June 2010. In the latest case, two of the bodies were those of students who died a terrible death. Bullet and torture marks scarred their bodies. The young men had vanished from Mand a few months ago. The other two victims were Baloch Students Organisation activists, killed like others before them. This brings us to a crucial question. Why has there been so much indifference in the country to the situation in Balochistan? Who, we ask, has control over the affairs of Balochistan; who is actually running the province and where are things headed? At the very least, a credible inquiry should be conducted to find out who is behind the killings. These queries are not being asked often enough. They have certainly not entered the realm of mainstream thinking in the country or been taken up by television anchors who act increasingly to shape opinion and set the agenda for news. Yet everything about our history indicates we need to look at Balochistan with a far more proactive approach. The events in what was once East Pakistan must not be forgotten.

The SSP-LeJ factor

Journalists in Balochistan are frequently pressured by ISI-bakced LeJ-SSP-Jundullah terrorists to refrain from damning reports and articles against terrorist activities by such organisations. Ironically, the same journalists are also under pressure from some government institutions to refrain from publishing the statements issued by the banned terrorist outfits. At a recent hearing, the Baluchistan High Court threatened to imprison journalists for six months if they publish the statements of militant organizations (SSP-LeJ) that have been banned because of their involvement in violence and terror. The court said the publication of the groups’ activities glorifies violence, and has little sympathy for the journalists’ plight. “If you can’t face the pressure then stop publishing newspapers,” Chief Justice Qazi Faiz Essa told reporters at the hearing. Journalists have not found understanding from the militant side. The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) is an Islamic extremist group that aims to eradicate the minority Shia sect or convert its followers to Sunni Islam. On September 20, the group killed around 30 Shia pilgrims in an attack on a passenger bus. The LeJ wants newspapers to publish its press releases word for word, local journalists say. “The LeJ does not recognize the high court decree and forces reporters to violate the law,” said one senior journalist who requested anonymity for safety reasons. Reporters who have spoken to LeJ representatives on the phone say the organization insists that it has a “religious responsibility” to warn reporters at least three times before killing them. “If reporters defy our warning for a third time then we naturally get the religious endorsement to kill them,” a journalist in Baluchistan’s capital city Quetta cited an LeJ spokesman as saying. A newspaper editor, when contacted by this writer, said journalists would land in trouble if they dared to omit from the militants’ press releases the derogatory language denouncing the government. The threats are taken seriously. “It is scary how much these organizations already know about each reporter’s family, home address and travel routes. They say if they can kill top army officers, then journalists can’t escape either,” the editor said. (Source)


If you are a media person and you have not written on Javid Naseer Rind’s murder by the Deep State, perhaps you should!

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  • Shahid
    November 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    I smell anti-Punjabi and anti-Muhajir racism in this post.
    Reply

    Waris Jatoi
    November 5, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    Shame on Pakistani media which balcked-out the news of Javid Rind’s kidnapping.
    Shame on HRCP, HRW, Amnesty estc who did not issue s single press release despite the petition.
    Shame on Najam Sethi who claims to be a champion of Baloch cause but remains interested in getting more and more money from various US agencies.
    Reply

    Pari Agha
    November 5, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    No TV channel published this news.
    By the way, where are Najam Sethi lobby embedded foreign journalists: Omar Waraich, Declan Walsh and Rezaul Hasan?
    Where is internationally acclaimed human right activist Shehrbano Taseer who generously endorses Cyril Almeida’s and Ejaz Haider’s anti-Baloch columns. Does she have no time to condemn Javed Naseer’s murder by ISI?

    Mussalman
    November 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    Balochi Humaray Bhai Hain. Hindu Agents Say bach Kay raho
    Reply

    Sadozai
    November 5, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    I am amazed at Raza Rumi Sahab’s reaction towards Baloch rights activists. Very disappointing.
    Negative influence of Ali Dayan Hasan and Beena Sarwar’s company.
    Reply

    Asad Baloch (@Diagoh)
    November 5, 2011 at 1:29 pm
    Such is the real face of PAkistani ISI, it is not just related to 1 death but 100′s more whom were abducted and tortured for months and later dumped with bullets in their heads, if this is what Pakistani army thinks is their strategy to silence Baloch nation then be it let the bodies come and let see how much Pakistan has in its capacity to torture Baloch we are are here for our freedom and freedom we shall take.
    Reply

    Zarthost Baloch
    November 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm
    Asad Jan
    Don’t waste your time on ..coz truth can’t be seen by blind people like Porki,s
    Reply

    Salma
    November 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    I didn’t know someone like Raza Rumi is so uninformed on Balochistan rather so selective on Human Rights issues. Very disappointing.
    Naseer Rind gone! no articles, no tweets, no vigils, no dharnas, no talk shows, nothing….even dead Baloch are discriminated against.
    But Thanks Laibbah for writing this…it should go in mainstream media.
    Reply

    Hammad Khan
    November 6, 2011 at 7:39 am (Edit)
    بلوچستان یونین آف جرنلسٹ کے صدر عیسٰی ترین نے صحافی نصیر رند کی ہلاکت کی مذمت کرتے ہوئے حکومت سے ملزمان کی گرفتاری کا مطالبہ کیا ہے۔
    خیال رہے کہ بلوچستان میں اب تک پندرہ صحافی ہلاک ہوچکے ہیں جن میں سے اکثر کی ذمہ داری مختلف تنظیموں نے بھی قبول کی ہے لیکن آج تک نہ تواس میں ملوث افراد کی گرفتاری ہوئی ہے اور نہ ہی حکومت کی جانب ان کے ورثاء کو کوئی مالی امداد دی گئی ہے۔
    ادھر بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی نے بھی صوبے میں لاپتہ افراد کی مسلسل لاشیں ملنے کے خلاف سنیچر کو کوئٹہ سمیت صوبے کے دیگر بڑے شہروں میں احتجاجی مظاہرے کیے۔
    کوئٹہ پریس کلب کے سامنے ہفتہ کی شام ایک مظاہرے سے خطاب کرتے ہوئے مقررین نے حکومت سے لاپتہ افراد کی مسخ شدہ لاشیں پھینکنے کا سلسلہ روکنے کا مطالبہ کیا۔
    بلوچستان نیشنل پارٹی کے سیکریٹری اطلاعات آغا حسن بلوچ نے اس بارے میں مزید بتایا کہ گزشتہ دنوں پارٹی کے مرکزی سیکرٹری جنرل جہانزیب بلوچ کے بھانجے اور بی ایس او کے مرکزی کمیٹی کے رکن فراز بلوچ اور امید علی جاموٹ کی مسخ شدہ لاشیں ملی تھی جس پر بی این پی نے جمعہ کو صوبہ بھر میں شٹرڈاؤں ہڑتال کی تھی۔
    آغا حسن بلوچ نے کہا کہ اکیسویں صدی میں بھی بلوچستان میں مارشل لاء جیسا نظام ہے، انسانی حقوق کی پامالیوں کا سلسلہ جاری ہے لیکن صوبائی اور مرکزی حکومت کی جانب سے ان واقعات کے روکنے کے لیے کوئی اقدام نہیں کیا جارہا ہے۔
    بلوچستان میں لاپتہ افراد کے لواحقین کی تنظیم وائس فار بلوچ مسنگ پرسنز کے اعداد وشمار کے مطابق گزشتہ سال جولائی میں لاپتہ افراد کی مسخ شدہ لاشیں ملنے کا سلسلہ شروع ہوا تھا اور اب تک صوبے کے مختلف علاقوں سے تین سو سے زیادہ لاشیں مل چکی ہیں جن میں پچاس کی شناخت بھی نہیں ہوسکی ہے
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2011/11/111105_journalist_body_found_ar.shtml

    http://pakistanblogzine.wordpress.com/2011/11/05/javid-naseer-rind-another-baloch-journalist-silenced-by-the-deep-state/#comments

  • Raza Rumi vs “Baloch Trolls”

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @BalaachMarri No Baloch trolls are the ones who hate all Pakistanis, call them names and ascribe wrong motives (and suffer from F&M disease)
    2 hours ago

    Laibaah1 Laibaah
    by Razarumi
    Javid Naseer Rind, another #Baloch journalist silenced by the Deep State – by Laibaah bit.ly/sCtxIH #Balochistan
    2 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    How’s this one: #Balochtroll RT @SamadK: @Razarumi You might wanna check the #BT hashtag again.
    2 hours ago

    saidation Sa’id Chaudhry
    by Razarumi
    Target killings in Baloch are heart wrenching but the track record of Baloch tribal lords is just as inhuman. Who talks about that though?
    2 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    Proof. #BT (Baloch trolls) RT @BalaachMarri: Baloch cause is not dependent to any of it’s supporters based in Islamabad & Lahore (if any)…
    2 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    #BT RT @BalaachMarri:As if @Razarumi stops supporting Baloch cause there will come a big difference.Your intolerance towards Baloch tweeters
    2 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    RT @saidation: I also wish the Baloch ppl rise up & call for end to the barbaric & oppressive tribal system #Pakistan
    2 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    LOL@#BT RT @SamadK: Hey, they just got recognized as a special category. That’s a separation success right there! @Rezhasan @hushamahmed
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh Thanks for the exchange. I must go and do some work now. Your hating is welcome 🙂 @MirSohaib
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Rezhasan Hahaha, As if the Islamist, nationalist, US-hating, IK trolls were not enough one has to now deal with *separatist* trolls. #BT
    3 hours ago

    hushamahmed Husham Ahmed
    by Razarumi@
    @Razarumi Their troll behaviour is actually self-destructive. Do more harm to their cause than bring any good. Pity they don’t get it.
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh We condemn the killing of students, teachers, journalists,youth in #Balochistan all the time hre.In fact more than many other causes
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    i’m a supporter of Baloch cause but the troll-like behaviour by BT is making me react wildly 2 the 1-sided attacks BT=Balcoh trolls
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh Which Sardars have you denounced? The great one is sitting rather comfortable in Switzerland while others in London and Dubai?
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh Read the report before you comment Sir.
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh This Army was also “your” army: forgot about all the deals with the military and milking of natural resources by your tribal chiefs?
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh bit.ly/s3Wb3n documents the killing of at least 22 teachers and other education personnel by suspected militants (2008-10)
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    RT @aliarqam: @Diagoh You have 2 months of twitter life and have started judging others, first ask Ur friends then spit
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh bit.ly/tVHoZS : Five Punjabi Settlers were gunned down in Balochistan
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh bit.ly/v08wp4 Settlers — caught in crossfire #Balochistan
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak bit.ly/v296BY is not #TNT
    3 hours ago

    Chiltan salma jafar
    by Razarumi@
    @Razarumi Our CivilSociety moans endlessly on dissapearance Shehbaz Taseer & killing of ShehzadSaleem Not a word on poor Baloch
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @S_BALOCH Murders are murders. Reaction=killing civilians, attacking teachers?? @Diagoh
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh The mass migration of Punjabis from Balochistan and targetting of poor barbers, teachers and travellers are FACTS. Claimed as well
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Diagoh bit.ly/s3Wb3n @HRW ‘s report: “‘Their Future is at Stake’:Attacks on Teachers and Schools in Pakistan’s Balochistan Province”
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @
    @Diagoh Sure how about mass killings of Punjabis and other non-Baloch communities for liberation? Please explain – is that kosher??
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak I was specifically referring to the men and women of #Kashmir and you know that :/
    3 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Chiltan ths narrative of everyone is silent abt Baloch is NOT tru. e.g, HRCP reports 4 the past few years. Civil society itself a target!!
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Chiltan thr is a lot of truth in wht they have 2 say.But thr R many voices which support their cause across the country even in Punjab..
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    RT @saeedkhan23:Imran Khan:spoiler or game changer? tribune.com.pk/story/287080/i… @ImtiazAlamSAFMA
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak hehe.Had 2 say all of this today due to your inordinate love for the Baloch&indifference to your brutalized countrymen[&women].
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Chiltan The problem with a lot of well-meaning Indians (and Pakistanis) is that activism is tempered by nationalism[s]. Hence this debate!
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak Excuse me I am not claiming anything. I am not a *state*. I was only pointing out your selective condemnation. Ouch @Chiltan
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Chiltan I was neither trying 2 undermine the issue of Balochistan nor use the #Kashmir card.Just trying 2 say that HR abuses evywhere
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @S_BALOCH Yes indeed. You have a point there.
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    The Raza Rumi Daily is out! bit.ly/aeqQJ4 ▸ Top stories today via @masalaentertain @anthonypermal @joshhalliday
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak “The army is here not to control militants, but the entire population…sense, every Kashmiri is a militant”http://bit.ly/vaQfwA
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak “How many troops are needed to combat 500 militants?” one Kashmiri observer”10,000? 100,000? Certainly not 700,000..”
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak Tell us how many troops are stationed in Jammu and Kashmir? A simple question please
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    And the Army? RT @RatanSpeak: Police behave exactly the way behave in Assam, Bihar or Kerala (in India) or Punjab, SIndh (in Pak) @Chiltan
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @MureedBizenjo You are making up stories.I never equated all Pakistanis with the military.I responded to ‘you’ Pakistanis lingo @MirSohaib
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @Chiltan This was my exact point about the tweets. Mainstream Indian media gives little cov to excesses in Kashmir/northeast @RatanSpeak
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak Don’t distort what I said: my specific target=your tweets! Simple @Chiltan @MirSohaib @MureedBizenjo @FaizBaluch #Balochistan
    4 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @MureedBizenjo @FaizBaluch twttr has wrd limit.I share yr anguish but if U think all Pakistanis R resp 4 ur plight then dont engage w/ me!!
    5 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak Show me one tweet where you have condemned the human rights abuse in Kashmir. Your one-sided propaganda is obvious.
    5 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @zab83 Shame on you for calling names and fuelling the propagands of Indians like @RatanSpeak . They are not your friends.
    5 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    Bodies and blood bit.ly/uB7qAX via @etribune #Baloch #Balochistan via @MirSohaib
    5 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    RT @FaizBaluch:This petition made no difference bit.ly/p0x8NL #Pakistan-another #Baloch Journalist Javed Naseer Rind killed
    5 hours ago

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak No i’m not upset at all. I just wanted 2 express my anguish 4 innocent civilians dying everywhere & not B selective abt it!!
    5 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @RatanSpeak yr concern abt Balochistan is touching.Hope U R equally worried abt mass graves in #Kashmir& poor tribals in northeast India?
    5 hours ago Favorite Retweet Reply

  • United Nations Security Council must impose sanctions on Pakistan army generals. They are war criminals!

  • To all tweeps who changed their Twitter DP to Shahbaz Taseer or Imran Khan, I want to ask: why don’t you change your DP to Javeed Naseer Rind?

    Why a token tweet or two is sufficient? Why no vigils for him? Why no columns by Declan Walsh, Omar Waraich and Rezaul Hasan? Why no activity by Ali Dayan and Mustafa Qadri?

    Why????

  • BalaachMarri TheBaloch
    by MirSohaib
    Unlike @Razarumi asking about Indian troops presence in Kashmir just to divert attention from own army committing crimes in Balochistan.

    BalaachMarri TheBaloch
    The courage is to stand up against your own army and spit on its face for the atrocities it has committed. Which @Mehmal did in a brave way.

    BalaachMarri TheBaloch
    Those who want to speak against brutality,will speak anyhow. Thank you @Mehmal for speaking. Unlike some calling us Baloch Trolls @Razarumi

    AbdulNishapuri Abdul Nishapuri
    Deep State’s Eid Gift: To Pashtuns: ANP Leader Hanif Jadoon; To Balochs: Journalist Javid Naseer; To Shias: Failed suicide attack in Quetta

    Chiltan salma jafar
    Bravo @Mehmal RT: @BalaachMarri Daily Times Fascinating Editorial: Killings in Balochistan continue fb.me/Q5T9v6i9

    Razarumi Raza Rumi
    @BalaachMarri yr troll-like behaviour masked as a *Baloch warrior* is simply funny. Come down from yr moral high-horse. Will do U sum gd

    akchishti akchishti
    @BalaachMarri you remain that “naDaaN dost” to the Baloch cause @Mehmal @Razarumi

  • Daily Times – editorial

    Killings in Balochistan continue

    When people all over Pakistan will be celebrating Eid-ul-Azha, the people of Balochistan will be mourning their loved ones. The responsibility for this lies with the Pakistan military, its intelligence agencies and the Frontier Corps (FC). The entire nation should be ashamed of the brutalities unleashed by the military against its own people in Balochistan. Javed Naseer Rind, a young journalist, was abducted in September and his tortured, bullet-riddled body was found the other day in the province. More than a dozen Baloch, including women, were killed last week in less than 24 hours during a military campaign in Balochistan; the same week when the FC was placed under the provincial government of Balochistan. The fifth military operation of our history is underway against the people of Balochistan but it seems that the rest of Pakistan remains oblivious to it. The apathy of the government and the nation is something that has further alienated the Baloch from the Pakistani state. Thus a new wave of separatism has found resonance in Balochistan. The lessons from 1971 have not been learnt.

    The PPP-led government in Islamabad seems helpless before the Pakistan Army and its skewed policies. Even then there is no reason that the government cannot put pressure on the army and make a logical case against its brutalities. Promising development and aid will not serve its purpose unless and until the military is called back from Balochistan and the people of the province are empowered in letter and spirit. The Baloch insurgency started only to ask for their just rights but in order to quash their nationalism, the military under General Pervez Musharraf started using force. Even after the ouster of General Musharraf, the same policies are being carried out. When democracy returned to the country in 2008 after nine years of military rule, it was hoped that the civilian government would do away with a military dictator’s wrong policies. Instead, we have been disappointed with the way the ‘kill and dump’ policy is being carried out with impunity in Balochistan. Thousands of Baloch are still missing while hundreds of them have been slaughtered like animals by the army. Is this the way to deal with a demand for just rights?

    The need of the hour is to settle this conflict through a political settlement. Military means cannot crush the honourable Baloch people. The government must talk to the Baloch leadership, both in the mountains and those who are in self-exile, and bring an end to the insurgency on a just basis. All the missing persons should be brought back to their homes safely. The military operation must be stopped at once. The Balochistan government is toothless and cannot do much to stop what is going on. The federal government must come to the rescue. If things keep on going the way they are, the federation will be in trouble. The government should not take this matter lightly. The Baloch deserve better from a democratically elected government. Cruelty is not the answer to anything. Peaceful means and political negotiations are key to bringing peace and prosperity in Balochistan.

    http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C11%5C07%5Cstory_7-11-2011_pg3_1

  • Javed Naseer Rind’s name was added to the list of more than 10 journalists whose bodies have been found tortured and dumped in Balochistan.
    Said to be in his mid-twenties, Rind’s bullet-riddled body was found dumped in Khuzdar, about 300 kilometers south of Quetta, on Saturday morning. He was a senior sub editor at a local daily Tawar, a pro-nationalist newspaper.
    “The victim was shot in the head and the bullet had passed through the skull. The body bore multiple marks of brutal torture,” doctors at the District Headquarters Hospital, Khuzdar said.
    The Khuzdar police recovered Rind’s body near Ghazgi Chowk and shifted it to the hospital. The officers found a slip from the body in which the man was identified as Javed Naseer Rind.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/288386/missing-persons-young-journalist-found-dead-in-khuzdar/

  • November 06, 2011

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    Bullet-riddled body of journalist found in Khuzdar

    QUETTA: A bullet-riddled body of a young journalist was found in Khuzdar, about 300-kilometre south of Quetta on Saturday morning. The victim was identified as Javed Naseer Rind who worked as a senior sub-editor at local daily in Mastung. Khuzdar police recovered the body near Ghazgi Chowk and shifted it to District Headquarters Hospital Khuzdar. The officers found a slip from the body in which his name was stated as Javed Rind. According to doctors, the body had bullet wound in head and multiple marks of torture. Rind was abducted on September 10 near his resident in Mehmoodabad area of Hub Town in Lasbela District. The relatives filed an FIR at Hub Police Station about the kidnapping of Rind soon after the incident. The Balochistan Union of Journalists has condemned the kidnapping and killing of Rind and demanded government constitute a high level committee to probe the incident. mohammad zafar

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2011%5C11%5C06%5Cstory_6-11-2011_pg7_3

  • omarchakarzai Omar Chakarzai
    by ArchenBaloch@
    @najamsethi @ArchenBaloch no it doesn’t. long live Pakistan means, long live Paki army, ISI, MI & their Punjabi masters & death to Baloch.
    8 Nov

    omarchakarzai Omar Chakarzai
    by ArchenBaloch
    @najamsethi @ArchenBaloch Long love Pakistan also means death to Baloch and destruction to civilised world and stronger Taliban and Alqaeda.
    8 Nov

    SN_Bugti Shah Nawaz Bugti
    by ArchenBaloch@
    We Baloch Receiving The Mutlated bodies of our loved Ones on #IED Day From ur #Islamic State of #Pakistan @ArchenBaloch @najamsethi

    najamsethi Najam Sethi
    @ArchenBaloch Long Live Pakistan also means Long Live Baluch, Sindhis, Pashtuns, Punjabis and other Peoples of Pakistan!
    7 Nov

    ArchenBaloch Archen Baloch
    @najamsethi Now read this article, and say long live Jihadi Pak criticalppp.com/archives/61697
    8 Nov

    ArchenBaloch Archen Baloch
    @najamsethi despite a personal appeal 2Najam Sethi by the relatives of Mr. Rind, Bt he & Jang Group paid no coverage to Mr. Rind’s abduction
    8 Nov

    ArchenBaloch Archen Baloch
    @aliarqam The hypocrites Ppl like @najamsethi are the maincuz of the failure of secular values in Punjab & Pushton belt @Razarumi

    ArchenBaloch Archen Baloch
    @najamsethi Long live Pakistan at the cost of Baloch demise? Waja Najam Sethi?
    7 Nov

    najamsethi Najam Sethi
    Eid Mubarak to all! Thank you for your affection and support. Long live Pakistan.
    7 Nov

  • “SSP/LeJ, Jundullah”

    what a biased liberal facist article…your obbsession with attacking pak military is a joke.Zulfiqar Mirza has exposed PPP and your rehman malik who is 1000% worse than any terror group
    Jundullah is actually a Balouch Seperatist group lol ahahah you dont even know what your talking about

    Even BLA kills journalist who it doesnt like….I have seen with my own eyes BLA forced shop keepers to close shops during BLA Strikes

  • I am the cousin of Shaheed Javed Nasir Rind My Brother Javed & Uncle Shaheed Abdul Samad Baloch (centeral finance secretery of BNM (Baloch Nation Movment)) Abducted By MI ,ISI & FC and killed we Baloch hate pakistan we want Free Balochistan Long Live Freedom Fighters , Down Live Terrorist ISI & Pakistan ,

  • The truth is that a secret world is messing with Pakistan. It’s time to realise that military solution has never been a cure where whole the nation rejects the “war on terror” of all kinds. If Indian and American secret agencies could have “sympathy” for the Pakistani Baloch, why Pakistani one couldn’t have it for their own people?