Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Baloch human Rights activist shot dead in Khuzdar, as some Baloch parties brace for cultural day celebrations

Occupied Balochistan: A human rights activist and coordinator of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) district Khuzdar, Naeem Sabir Jamaldini, has been gunned down today evening in Khuzdar market.

According details Naeem Sabir was standing in front of his shop in Khuzdar market when unknown masked motorcyclists opened indiscriminate fire on him. He was hit in the head and died instantly on the spot. No group has accepted responsibility for the murder so far. Naeem Sabir was a renowned social activist and a writer in Khuzdar. He was also the chairman of Health and Rural Development (HARD) Balochistan.

He mobilized the community groups for human rights and was continuously reporting the human rights violation in Balochistan. Mainly, he covered the abduction of Baloch youth and recovery of the decomposed and mutilated dead bodies. The cold-blooded murder of Naeem Sabir is the continuation of the ongoing state sponsored target killings of Baloch activists.

Pakistan military and their hired death squads have been target killing, abducting and killing in custody Baloch students, poets, lawyers and Human Rights activists since 2006. However, they intensified the mass killings in Balochistan from July 2010 onwards. Naeem Sabir is the 108th person to be killed at the hands of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. Another member of HRC Mr.Siddique Edo Baloch, who had been abducted on 12/12/2010, is still being held by Pakistan security forces at some undisclosed location.

The last sentences of Naeem Sabir he wrote in Urdu on facebook “Kia 100 Balocho nojawano ki maskh shuda lashey aur hazaro lapata nojawano k mah baap, behn bhaio aur masoom bacho ka dukh aur tarrap “”JASHAN”" manane ki ijazat dete he????” Does the recovery of the decomposed bodies of 100 Baloch youth and the suffering of thousands of enforced disappeared Baloch activists', sisters, innocent children and parents allow us to celebrate “JASHAN”? 

He was referring to the so called “JASHAN – E – BALOCH” the Vsh TV and some parliamentarian Baloch parties and their students wings are celebrating Today 2nd March 2011 in relation to International Culture Day. According to media sources they are planning to go for celebrations atSea View in Karachi. 

The critics of this JASHAN OR CELEBRATION are of the view that even though it is a cultural day but there is no need to sing and dance at a time when there is almost no house in Balochistan that has not received a bullet riddled and decomposed body of their loved one or have not had any of their beloved one arrested and disappeared. The unity of pro-liberation parties, BNF, believes that the cultural day should be observed sober and simple in the loving memory of Baloch Martyrs of liberation and in solidarity with the families of Baloch enforced disappeared persons. 

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