Secular Baluch activists face killings, torture
As the world prepares to observe June 26 as an international day against torture, countless secular Baluch activists who think Allah has no business in politics are missing and face torture in Pakistani military dungeons on a suspicion of links with RAW and MOSSAD.
The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was first observed on 26 June 1998. This date, 26 June was chosen by the United Nations because on the same day in 1987, the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into force – and on 26 June 1948 the United Nations Charter was signed.
Not many in the world know, Baluchistan in southwest Pakistan forms more than 40 percent of the land mass of that country and the Baluch people there have never mentally accepted the forced annexation of their homeland by Pakistan in March 1948.
The province is in the grip of a secessionist movement, which the Baluch call the fifth war of liberation, against Pakistan military occupation.
Shahzeb Baloch, president of the militant Baloch Students Organization (Azad) in capital Quetta, who was kidnapped on March 25 and recently released from illegal custody of Pakistan's Military Intelligence said during his torture at a military dungeon he was repeatedly asked how is India and Israel are helping the Baloch liberation movement.
"They asked me how much does each Baloch get working for the Indian RAW and Israeli MOSSAD," he said.