|Posted on 2013-11-24 ( 280 reads )|
Quetta :A pro-freedom Baloch group has demanded on Saturday that Qadeer Baloch, Vice chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons should be awarded an international noble prize for his peaceful struggle against enforced-disappearances in Balochistan.
The Baloch National Voice (BNV) said despite under-custody killing of his son Jalil Reki the 70 year-old Qadeer Baloch continued his democratic and peaceful struggle for release of all abducted Baloch regardless of their status and party affiliation.
The BNV said: “Despite immense pressure from state agencies and military Qadeer Baloch led a 700km peaceful long march from Quetta to Karachi and he had to pass through some of the most dangerous places and difficult terrains in Balochistan.
“His protests have been longest ever protest in history of Balochistan and very peaceful, for this reason we demand from the international community to award Qadeer Baloch with noble peace prize.”
The group also paid tributes to the team of VBMP long march for their successful and arduous journey to reach Karachi, adding that: “the exemplary struggle of these people will always be remembered and respected. They braved a 700km distance with their blistered feet and brought the plight of abducted Baloch to the attention of world community.”
The BNV said abducted Baloch may or may not be released because of the protest of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons but this was a an important step to unite Baloch nation and stir the conscious of international civilised world and human rights organisations.
The pro-freedom group strongly condemned the Pakistani print and electronic media for not giving sufficient coverage to the long march. “The state sponsored media claims to be free but by ignoring the VBMP Long March they illustrated that they are extremely anti Baloch,” the BNV added.
The BNV also appreciated the Sindhi Nationalists for welcoming the VBMP Long March in Karachi. It further said that Baloch nation support the Sindhi people’s struggle for freedom of Sindh.