Baloch Republic Army (BRA), have claimed of attacking three posts of the Pakistan army in Mand area of Kech on February 27. To support their claims, the Baloch rebels have released a video.
Despite being the largest, resource-rich province of Pakistan, the atrocities of Islamabad on Balochistan is widely known as the province has been demanding political rights, autonomy and control over their own resources ever since independence in 1947.
Pakistani forces have been accused of detaining around 20,000 people including women and children illegally in the province, many of them raped and killed.
The Baloch province, possessing rich resources like oil, gas, gold and a strategically prominent location, sharing borders with Punjab, Afghanistan and Iran makes it extremely significant for Pakistan. Balochistan is Pakistan’s least populated yet the largest province, that is witnessing development through the $56 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) an energy and infrastructure corridor.
In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack for which Pak-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror organisation claimed responsibility, a US based Balochistan body called the ‘Balochistan National Congress’ (BNC) sternly denounced the attack and asked India to declare war on Pakistan.
Emphasising to bring the culprits to justice, the BNC urged the Modi-government to cut all diplomatic ties with Pakistan, recall the Indian ambassador from Islamabad and send back Pakistan’s ambassador from New Delhi immediately without any further delay.
“The perpetrators must be brought to justice. There should be no doubt that Pakistan was behind the attack”, BNC President Wahid Baloch said in a statement.
“It is time to pay Pakistan back for their crimes against humanity and killing of innocent people,” Baloch said.
Furthermore, the BNC asked the Indian government to help exiled Baloch leader Khan Kalat to set up the Government of Balochistan (GoB) in exile in India and help him to file a case against Pakistan’s “illegal occupation” of Balochistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.