Friday, December 2, 2011

Pakistan army and its civilian death squads: How they are Governing Occupied Balochistan?


Balochistan was forcefully annexed by Pakistan in March 1948 against the will of the Baloch people. As a result five armed insurgencies were witnessed against the occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan. The fifth and the longest continued insurgency started in 2001 which has intensified in 2005 when Pakistan Air Forces (PAF) bombed several areas of Balochistan and killed innocent women and children. In any war the victims has always been unarmed civilians so is the case in Balochistan.

Pakistan has a notorious track record of committing genocide, mass murder, collective punishment and ruthless operations against any community/nation asking for its rights which are snatched by the fascist state. History remembers Pakistan of committing a mass genocide of Bengalis where estimated 3 million people were massacred in a record 6 months period. Around 400,000 Bengali Women were raped by the Islamic Army of Pakistan.  In Balochistan 15000 Marri tribesmen were killed and others were sent in exile after the insurgency of 1973. In 1992-1998 operation some 15000 Urdu speaking Muhajirs were killed by the same Pakistani army with the help and approval of dominant Punjabi elite, in Karachi.

This fame of atrocities of Pakistan taught a new lesson to the military establishment of committing selective genocide instead of mass genocide. This time when Baloch raised voice of their right to self-determination and independence of Baloch occupied state, Pakistani establishment and intelligence agencies adopted the new strategy of forced disappearances, and kill and dump policy. Under this policy they torture these victims in secret torture cells and after acquiring information or finding the victim irrelevant they are killed and bodies are dumped on desolate mountains or empty city roads, bearing the scars of great cruelty. They all killed in similar fashion; their arms and legs are snapped; faces are bruised and swollen. Flesh is sliced with knives or punctured with drills; genitals are singed with electric prods. In some cases the bodies are unrecognizable, sprinkled with lime or chewed by wild animals. All have a gunshot wound in the head and upper torso.

In last 15 months more than 350 such bodies of Baloch students, political activists and intellectuals (Journalists, poets, teachers, doctors, lawyers and social activists) have been found who were earlier picked up by Pakistan’s Para military forces operating under the name of Frontier constabulary (FC).

Torture and mutilation of bodies dead and alive is more problematic, if only because it is odious to civilized society. Throughout the years, those cultures which have "seen the light" have been horrified by the desecration of bodies committed by barbarians of other cultures. We think of the Nazis in World War II who justified torture and mutilation of live bodies for "scientific" purposes. The communists in Russia, especially under Stalin, committed similar atrocities on ethnic groups. The Khmer Rouge beheaded and chopped the limbs from innocent people and left them by the thousands in the killing fields of Cambodia. European tribes beheaded their foes posting the heads along roads or at the town gates as a grisly warning to those who would oppose them. The Catholic Church in Europe, especially Spain, during the Inquisition tortured and mutilated those who it thought were possessed by the devil or those it simply wanted to get rid of for political reasons.

The international human rights organizations like Amnesty international, Asian human rights commission, etc raised their concerns over such incidents, which triggered an alarm among the Pakistan intelligence agencies and as a result they started operating using fake names to deceive the world. Many armed organization such as Musalah Defah tanzeem, Sipa-e-Shudah-e-Balochistan and Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e Aman Balochistan have been formed using their agents like Shafique Mengal, Siraj Raisani, Kohi Khan Mengal, Imam Bheel, (who is also the sole financier of NP, a Pro-Pakistan Political Party), Atta ur Rehman Mengal etc. These organizations recruit the religious extremists, thugs, criminals and drug dealers as mercenaries, and in return get incentives and license to rob on highways, attack NATO supplies, smuggle drug from afghan border to anywhere in country and kidnap for ransom.

Ghulam Qadir Massori hand in had with Major Saleem Nawaz, Killer of Baloch people
Pakistani intelligence agencies has a vast experience of establishing and controlling such underground groups, which were used in different parts of the world, some of such organization which took birth from the womb of ISI and their area of operation are as follows:
S.No
Name of Organization
Area of Activity
Leaders
1.       
Al Shams
East Pakistan ( now Bangladesh)

2.       
Al Badar
East Pakistan ( now Bangladesh)

3.       
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen
Afghanistan

4.       
Thaliban
Afghanistan
Mullah Umer
5.       
Lashkar-e-Thayaba
Indian Kashmir

6.       
Ansar-ul-Islam
Indian Kashmir

7.       
Jesh-e-Muhammad
Indian Kashmir
Moulana Azhar Masood
8.       
Sipa-e-Sahaba
All over Pakistan (target is Shia Sect of Islam)
Maulana Tariq Azam
9.       
Lashkar-e-Jangvi
All over Pakistan (target is Shia Sect of Islam)

10.   
Sipa-e-Shudah-e Balochistan
Balochistan: targets pro-freedom Baloch students, Political workers and Journalists
Shafique Mengal S/O Senator Naseer Mengal
11.   
Baloch Musalah Defah Tanzeem
Balochistan: targets Baloch students, Political workers and Journalists
Atta-ur-Rehman Mengal and Kohi Khan Mengal
12.   
Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e Aman Balochistan
Balochistan: targets Baloch students, Political workers and Journalists
Nawabzada Siraj Khan Raisani, Imam Bheel and Mullah Barkat (Operate in Makuran Region)
13.   
Bugti Aman Force
Dera Bugti Balochistan, working against the loyalists of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti
Ghulam Qadir Massori Bugti
14.   
Bijrani Marri Levis Force
Kohlu and Chamalang areas of Balochistan
Mir Hazar Khan Ramkhani
 
In war or armed conflicts, truth is the first casualty. Who is abducting the Baloch people and dumping their mutilated tortured bodies remains a mystery to the military and Pakistani media. The stunning lack of interest in Balochistan's greatest murder mystery shows the resolve of the government and the military in solving Balochistan issue. The mighty military men disown involvement of intelligence agencies in committing such barbaric acts at least in front of the media while in gathering of personal nature they openly claim how they are inflicting miseries on the Baloch people. The Wild West mindset did not got them anywhere in Bangladesh and surely the same strategy will get them nowhere in Balochistan.

Siraaj Raisani with his private Militia 
The country's powerful military and its unaccountable intelligence gang of sadistic serial killers are running the barbaric show in Baluchistan. Everyday a new headline is made of the latest victim of these sadistic serial killers. Gen Javed Zia in his press conference made a remarkable statement, that `patriotic elements` had hit back against Baloch insurgents and those involved in desecrating the Pakistani flag. The so called “Patriotic Elements” are the creation of intelligence agencies that are also spotted around roaming in cities with their private militias in non tax paid smuggled vehicles with jet black tinted glasses.

No one dares to raise the question that how come the victims of enforced disappearances who were arrested by FC and Police in broad day light in front of dozen of witnesses or at least the family members of the victim get transferred to the Hands of these so-called “Patriotic Elements”.

Siraaj Raisani, Leader of Nefaaz-Aman-Balochistan
Recently Nawabsada Siraj Khan Raisani’s Tehreek-e-Nifaz-Aman Balochistan claimed that they are have thirty people from Chamalang their custody who were two day prior arrested by FC in Chamalang after an operation. Similarly, this criminal group has claimed that they are holding 15 people from Dera Bugti, these fifteen people were also arrested by Pakistan Para-military forces during an offensive operation from different regions of Sui and Dera Bugti.  If these criminals gangs are not the civilian death squad of Pakistan Army than how come these people arrested by Para-Military (FC) are now in Mastung in Siraj Raisani’s Torture cells.

In addition, the Musallah Defa Tanzeem and Nefaaz-e-Aman have recently released a list of at least 35 Journalists from Balochistan and warned them to stop writing about Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan; otherwise they will be killed one after other. Prior to the issuing of this list the Nefaaz-Aman-Balochistan had threatened to kill Journalist and writer Abdul Hafeez aka Hafeez Hasanabadi. They had also said that the Organisation would kill his family members in most gruesome way by inflicting brutal agony on them. Ironically, the Criminal group quoted Ahmar Mustikan a, US biased blogger and self-proclaimed journalist, to back their accusations against Mr Hafeez. It is not yet clear whether Ahmar has any affiliations with this killer group or they just took advantage of Ahmar’s anti Hafeez propagandas.
Samad Tagrani, the finance secretary of Baloch National Movement getting arrested by local Policemen and Intelligence agencies from Hub town, his dead tortured marked body was found at Windar town of Balochistan

Similarly this picture shows the Samad Tagrani, the finance secretary of Baloch National Movement getting arrested by local Policemen and Intelligence agencies from Hub town, his dead tortured marked body was found at Windar near an army garrison but the responsibility of his murder was taken Baloch Musalah Defah Tanzeem which according to Gen Javed Zia is a “Patriotic Group” Hitting the Balochs.

There are dozens of such incidents where local Police authorities picked up victims, or FC picked up a victim in a Raid and later their bodies were found with confession letters from the so-called Patriotic Groups.
The same bloody game is being repeated again, the same strategy is being adopted again and the same tools of death has been used again to deter what the army thinks as an insurgency. The number of killings and deaths will lead to more people joining the ranks of the Baloch freedom fighters in order to take revenge of the atrocities committed to them or their family members by the military establishment. At the moment it seems that there will be no end to this sorry saga of executions in Balochistan.

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