Conference on Residential Land Rights in Balochistan, Pakistan: June 30, 2011 Quetta, Balochistan.
Attended by the activists, journalists, researchers and legal experts from across the Balochistan, Pakistan Numbers can be affecting.
What pierces through the deepest core of a human heart about the rights violations are the stories, which unfold, as numbers cannot, the real level and nature of brutalities.
A single instance is enough to portray the truth about the so-called internal national security and sovereignty notions of a federation like Pakistan, where the terms “security” and “sovereignty” apply to geography only – not to the people.
On the sunny Thursday of April 21, 2011, Pakistani electronic media carried breaking news of the burning alive of three Sindhi nationalist leaders – Qurban Khuhawar, Ruplo Cholyani and Nadir Bugti – in Sindh’s Shanghar district by unknown assailants.
The victims were associated with Jeay Sindh Mutahida Mahaz (JSMM) – a political organization advocating Sindh independence recently banned by Pakistan authorities.
All of the victims, the report said, were sitting in the car, which was torched on a country road.