Saturday 19 March 2016

BRP demonstrated at the United Nations to mark anniversary of Dera Bugti massacre

Geneva: In a statement released to the media, BRP Switzerland chapter’s president Sher Baz Bugti, vice president Qadir Bugti, and General Secretary Mohammad Nawaz Bugti said that BRP held protest demonstration during annual session of UN outside its office, against worst human right abuses and to commemorate the 11th anniversary of victims of Dera Bugti massacre.
Baloch leader and President of Baloch Republican Party, Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti, including Party spokesman Sher Mohammad Bugti, Baloch leader Nawab Mehran Marri, World Sindhi Congress leader Laku Lohan, Ashraf Sherjan and Mubarak Baloch were present during the protest. Baloch activists from different European countries also participated in large number.

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Remembering the victims of 17 March 2005 massacre in Dera Bugti, Balochistan

Dera Bugti: On 17th March 2005, Pakistan Army attacked Balochistan’s Dera Bugti town with gunship helicopters, mortars and rocket shells. Pakistan army came up with an inhuman plan to use all available air and ground power to eliminate prominent Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.
The military forces started shelling the town of Dera Bugti, the headquarter of Bugti tribe and the ancestral home of the Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Rockets and mortars also targeted his house where he was attending a meeting with his tribesmen, but luckily he survived.
72 innocent civilians were killed, among them were innocent 33 Hindu worshipers, including children, men, women and more than 100 people were severely injured with the severe damage to the houses including Mosque and a Hindu temple. The minority Hindus had taken shelter inside the temple in Nawab Akbar Bugti’s compound when it was hit by rockets fired deliberately on Nawab Bugti’s house by Pakistani armed forces.

Monday 14 March 2016

No end to military atrocities in Balochistan: 7 killed, 26 abducted in Dera Bugti operation

Dera Bugti: Sher Mohammad Bugti, central spokesperson of the Baloch Republican Party in a statement said that military operations and state atrocities still continued in Dera Bugti and other parts of Balochistan and being intensified with passage of each day.
Mr Bugti stated that for many days paramilitary troops were preparing for a grand scale operation which started on sunday morning when Pakistani forces sealed off Tehsil Phelawagh and Marrow areas and started shelling on civilian population which resulted in complete destruction of Lal Khan Bugti’s home. Lal Khan Bugti’s aged father, wife and daughter were killed and several other women and children were wounded in the attack.
Mr Bugti said that gunship helicopters and heavy contingents of ground troops took part in the operation and indiscriminately attacked many areas including Pashaini, Kaleri, Takro, Siyatank and many more.
Sher Mohammad Bugti said that there were reports of martyrdom of seven more innocent Baloch civilians but their identity could not be confirmed immediately as the affected areas were still under siege by Paramilitary troops. He said that civilian casualties were feared to rise the siege and attack on the areas continued.
Moreover, local sources informed BRP Media Cell that forces have abducted at least 26 people including women and children during raids in Dera Bugti’s Gandao region. 
The abducted people have been identified as Manzoor Bugti son of Laghri Bugti, Ganja Bugti son of  Lagri Bugti, three women and five children from their family; Wasu Bugti son of Tawakal Bugti with his four women and five children from his family; Umaid Ali Bugti son of Murad Bugti along with two women and three children were among the abductees. Sources said that forces had taken away all the abducted people towards an undisclosed location. Military operation in the areas continued until filling of this report.

BRP representative addresses UNHRC session on worst rights abuses in Balochistan

Geneva: The Baloch Republican Party representative at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Mr Abdul Nawaz Bugti has said that Pakistani state was committing worst human rights abuses in Balochistan for decades now.  
While addressing at the UNHRC 31st session in Geneva on Friday, Mr Bugti said that the worst human rights situations in Balochistan was being ignored by International Community.
Talking about Balochistan, where worst human rights abuses are taking place on a daily basis, he said that although Pakistan had signed and ratified a number of human rights conventions, including the Convention Against Torture, torture is still massively and systematically practised by Pakistani security forces in Balochistan.

Saturday 5 March 2016

Turbat: Pakistani forces killed three abducted Baloch in a staged encounter

Quetta: Baloch genocidal policies of the state continue as Pakistani forces killed and dumped bodies of three more previously abducted Baloch activists in Turbat, Balochistan, said BRP spokesman.
On Thursday, in a statement issued to the media, the Baloch Republican Party spokesman Mr Sher Mohammad Bugti said that Pakistan forces intensified their Baloch genocidal policies across Balochistan.  
Early hours of Wednesday morning, Pakistani forces dumped three bullet riddled bodies in Dasht area in Turbat district. Two of them have been identified as  15 years old Baloch Republican Party activist, Sanaullah son of Saeed Baloch, and Pathan Marri, he added.