Baloch leaders welcome PM Modi’s stand to expose Pak atrocities
Two Baloch leaders welcomed on Saturday Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand to expose Pakistan’s brutalities in Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.india Updated: Aug 13, 2016 19:23 IST
Two Baloch leaders welcomed on Saturday Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stand to expose Pakistan’s brutalities in Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
World Baloch Women’s Forum president Naela Quadri Baloch said the people of the region supported Modi.
“We hope that you (PM Modi) will raise the Balochistan issue and Baloch people’s suffering in the UN session in September.
“And, we are with you. People of Balochistan, Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, we all thank you,” Naela told ANI.
Hammal Haider Baloch, another Baloch leader, said: “It is for the first time that an Indian Prime Minister has expressed his wish to support the Baloch people. And, I think it is a very crucial decision made by the Indian government.”
Hammal, spokesperson of the Baloch National Movement (UK), said the people of Balochistan were secular and believed in democratic principles as he requested the international community to usher in peace and stability.
He alleged that Pakistan, a “failed state”, was butchering people and supporting dangerous religious groups, which are radical in their approach and are a threat to ethnic groups in the country.
Their appeal came a day after the Modi government launched a fresh offensive against Islamabad for igniting the latest unrest in Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last month.
Kashmir has been on the boil for more than a month with at least 58 killed and thousands wounded during protests against Wani’s killing.
First Published: Aug 13, 2016 18:31 IST