Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld smiled, waved and nodded at the founder of the American Friends of Balochistan, who is also called the Baloch Dalai Lama, in Washington DC Monday afternoon.
The founder of the U.S. organization, which is working for replacing Pakistani troops with N.A.T.O. soldiers in Balochistan, was celebrating the victory of Narendra Modi in the U.S. capitol by distributing sweets.
As the A.F.B. founder was holding a placard that read “PM MODI: Balochistan loves you, needs you” and distributing sweets in front of the Brookings Institution, Rumsfeld was passing by in a black Lexus, seated on the passenger seat. But the car stopped due to a traffic jam.
The A.F.B. activist, who was wearing his favorite T-shirt that has the picture of the Twin Towers burning in New York and a bold caption that reads “Paki army did this” drew the attention of Rumsfeld to his placard and T-Shirt. At this Mr. Rumsfeld smiled , waved and nodded in acknowledgement.
Earlier, as the Baloch Dalai Lama was distributing sweets Newsweek staff reporter Benazir Shah, who is based in Lahore, passed by and ran into him at the Dupont Circle. She read the placard carefully, with interest. With an expression of surprise, she wanted to understand the connection between Balochistan and Modi victory.
The A.F.B. founder responded that Mr. Modi deserves credit as he clearly understands that Pakistan is a rogue state, and its military and intelligence services are terrorists. He informed the Newsweek reporter about the war crimes and crimes against humanity, including mass graves and thousands of disappearances, being perpetrated by Pakistan in Balochistan.
The A.F.B. founder said Narendra Modi is the best thing to happen to India since the assassination of Indira Gandhi as he is determined to teach the army generals of Lahore and Rawalpindi a lesson.
The A.F.B., an American organization, is now working on the single point agenda of replacement of Pakistan troops with N.A.T.O. soldiers in Balochistan as the first step towards final independence of Balochistan, in the interests of the free world.
Over the weekend, the Baloch Dalai Lama also called the B.J.P. head office in New Delhi to congratulate Mr. Modi and former Indian deputy prime minister L.K. Advani on their party's landslide victory.
Separately, he sent a missive to Modi to inform him there’s a wave of joy over his victory in Balochistan.
"The beasts of the past, who destroyed thousands of Hindu temples in India and massacred more than 80 million Hindus over the ages, are today playing a Holi of blood in Balochistan. Those beasts are symbolized by Pakistani military and intelligence services. They are resolved to bring down India by terroristic means and keep Balochistan under their military boots at the same time," the A.F.B. letter to Modi said.
While informing Modi about the war crimes and crimes against humanity being perpetrated by Pakistan army in Balochistan, the Baloch Dalai Lama asked Modi to become a voice for the deployment of N.A.T.O. forces in Balochistan to replace the Pakistani occupation military there. "You may also consider direct Indian military action, which will be fully supported by the freedom loving people of Balochistan," the missive said.
He asked to Modi to hold open talks with exiled Baloch freedom leaders in Europe.
The A.F.B., founded in 2006 in the wake of the killing Baloch statesman Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, has been the most active organization to promote the cause of Balochistan in the U.S.
The A.F.B. has to its credit organizing major conferences on Balochistan in Washington DC and Geneva. The organization was the first to contact Dana Rohrabacher on Balochistan and played a key role in the launch of the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons.
The A.F.B. has confronted former military dictator in a hall packed with more than 2,000 Americans and forced him to publicly admit, “Yes, I was a dictator.”
Though the organization's key focus is deployment of N.A.T.O. troops in Balochistan it also highlights issues such as honor killings of Baloch women and their forced marriage.
However, A.F.B. appeals to the Baloch Sarmachars to uphold the Law of the War, notwithstanding the terrorist nature of the Pakistani state.