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Pakistan FC Kills 2 BSO – Azad Activists, Arrests 30, and Burns Homes in Khuzdar

In Baloch genocide, BSO-AZAD, FC on February 19, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Occupied Balochistan: The Pakistani Frontier Corps (FC) killed two activists of the Baloch Students Organization (BSO-Azad), arrested more than two dozen of innocent civilians and burned several homes in a massive search operation in Totak locality of Khuzdar district on Friday. According to the details, the FC unleashed the operation in the early hours of Friday, killing two people Yahya Baloch and Mohammad Naeem Baloch. They were both reportedly close relatives of Sardar Ali Mohammad Qalandarani, a tribal influential figure. BSO-Azad spokesman Salam Sabir said that the slain youth were members of the Baloch Students Organization (Azad). Local sources said that the FC had cordoned off the entire area early on Friday morning and disconnected all forms of telecommunication contacts in the area. As a result of the firing initiated by the FC, several people were injured as well. The operation continued until 4:00 p.m. “The forces also whisked away around thirty people with them, “confirmed a local residence,” those who were detained and taken away included three sons of Ali Mohammad Qalandarani.” The arrested men have been named as: Aftaf, Wasim, Mir Atiq, Khaleel, Mir hussain ahmed, Ubaid ullah, Niaz Ahmed, Maqsod, Khan jan, Masood, Lawang khan, Haroon Rasheed, Siraaj, Mula Hussain, Adaam, Ayub, Abdullah, Waheed, Mujeeb, Anees, Nasib, Ahmed khan, Abdul Rasool,Rashid mengal, Ata Usamad, Zia ulah, Faizullah, Yasir, Manzurullah, Kadir Buksh , Zubair, Shoaib, Aziz Ahmed, Shafi, Naseer. The dead bodies of the victims were taken to the hospital after the completion of the operation. Eyewitnesses said hundreds of security personnel riding on around sixty vehicles participated in the operation which mainly targeted the Balochs hailing from Qalandarani tribe. “Naib Tasildhar Baghbana Mohammad Azam Bajowi took the dead bodies to the hospital along with Levies personnel,” said a local journalist,” Dr. Somar Khan who attended the bodies refused to talk with Media regarding the twin killing. “The doctor even misbehaved with journalists and threatened to not cover the incident otherwise he will call the forces”. Journalists in Khuzdar have strongly condemned the behaviour of the doctor and asked the health department officials to take action against him for misbehaving with the journalists on duty. The reporters’ community in Khuzdar has warned to launch a province-wide protest against the doctor with the help of journalists from other parts of Balochistan. They demanded his immediate transfer. Sources said the security forces had also burnt scores of homes belonging to the local Baloch population in order to scare the people living in the area. The area remained cordoned off for many hours while all forms of communication with the township were suspended as forces continued their activities. The operation in Thotak has been widely condemned by the Baloch Students Organization, Baloch National Voice (BNV), Baloch Republican Party (BRP) and Baloch National Front (BNF). Open in new windowBaloch Student Organization (BSO-Azad) held protest demonstrations in Quetta, Naushki and Pasni condemning the killings of its activists. They accused the Pakistani security forces of carrying out massive operation in Baloch populated area. “The security personnel had violated the sanctity of homes and even misbehaved with Baloch women and elders during the search operation in Tutak area,” protestors alleged. BSO spokesman said that 30 members of his organization had been arrested and many were injured during the search operation. “The forces set six houses on fire,” they charged. Activists of BSO Azad also protested in Karachi, the largest joint city of Sind and Balochistan with a sizable Baloch population, to vent their anger against the use of brute force against the civilians by the security forces. Akbar Hussian during the Home Secretary of Balochistan has out an operation in Khuzdar by saying that the FC had been attacked by the local residents and it had only defended itself in the exchange of fire which killed two people. (Courtesy: Daily Tawar, The Balochhal and Daily Balochistanexpress)