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Mass grave of Baloch freedom activists found in bloodied Balochistan

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A mass grave with more than 15 bodies of Baloch freedom activists was found in the Khuzdar district of Balochistan Saturday, according to Sangar news.

The deputy commissioner of Khuzdar, Syed Abdul Waheed Shah, told the media that the local authorities were informed that human remains were toting out of the ground in the Tootak area of Khuzdar.

Since summer of 2010 Pakistan's security and intelligence officials have forcibly disappeared scores of Baloch youths and students, who are demanding secession from Pakistan.

The Amnesty International has termed the brutal torture and execution of freedom activists as Pakistani state policy of kill and dump.

Nearly a thousand Baloch, mostly youths or members of freedom loving parties, have been killed since then.
Baloch are demanding secession from Pakistan. This is the fifth armed uprising in Balochistan.

Pakistan suspects U.S., along with India and Israel, is behind the unrest since the latest uprising coincided with the U.S. War on terror in neighboring Afghanistan.

In the past Pakistan has brutally crushed Baloch uprisings and plans to launch a massive bloodbath there amid Pakistan and China's longterm strategic partnership regarding the key port of Gwadar.
Pakistan media did not say the victims were Baloch freedom activists.

"I condemn the Pakistani media role of burying the truth when it comes to Balochistan," Pakistan Christian Congress president Dr. Nazir S. Bhatti said Saturday evening.

Dr. Bhatti is also the publisher of Pakistan Christian Post and intellectual patron of the pro-independence American Friends of Balochistan (A.F.B.).

Pakistan parliament, which recently condemned the hanging of war criminals in Bangladesh, is planning to legalize the enforced disappearances and kill and dump policy in Balochistan in a new so-called anti-terror law which is under review in the parliament, dominated by members from Punjab province..

"The Baloch must protest the new law as it is primarily aimed at crushing their movement justice and freedom," Dr. Bhatti said on phone from Philadelphia.

Pakistan army is also targeting Baloch minors.

On January 7, Pakistani soldiers kidnapped a 10-year-old Baloch boy named Chakar Baloch, son of Khuda Dost from the Fish Market in Turbat. On jabuary 10, his bullet riddled body was found from river Kech Kaur on the outskirts of Turbat.

The killing of the minor deeply disturbed 20 million Baloch people who live in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and the Gulf nations of Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

In a statement the American Friends of Balochistan urged the U.S. government and N.A.T.O. to deploy troops in France-sized Balochistan to stop Pakistan army crimes against humanity and war crimes there.

At least two key allies of Pakistani prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif, who belongs to Punjab from where Pakistan draws it generals and soldiers, Balochistan chief minister Dr. Malik Baloch and National Party president Senator Hasil Bizenjo, are facing the ire of Baloch nationalists, who suspect they are associated with Pakistani military's brutal policies in Balochistan.

Balochistan had voted against joining Pakistan and Baloch patriots say their country was occupied at gun-point on March 28, 1948.

Despite the Pakistani brutalities, Baloch sarmachars or freedom fighters say they are determined to throw the Pakistan army out of Balochistan. Baloch youths and students are members of different Sarmachar or freedom groups.



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