The guy from India had love for the people from Hinglaj Mata sakhtipeet– one of the holiest Hindu pilgrim sites that the Baloch in Balochistan fondly call Nani Mandir. He is studying mechanical engineering at Nilamber Pitamber University and lives in Delhi, though he is originally from Aurangabad in Bihar.
The Indian youth Rajan Bhardwaj posted a picture of him with Beuragh Reki, 11, grandson of Mama Qadeer, vice president of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons. Reki has underwent heart surgery at Jaypee Hospital in Noida. Qadeer, whose son was abducted by Pakistan security and intelligence services and his bullet riddled body dumped, is also called Gandhi of Balochistan.
After his son’s disappearance, Qadeer had been crusading for the recovery of, what he claims are, 21,000 Baloch victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan and Sindh. Qadeer also walked hundreds of miles first from Quetta to Karachi and then from Karachi to Islamabad for the recovery of victims of enforced disappearances. The young Qadeer, only six then, also walked this his grandfather in the epic long march.
At the same time when Rajan Bhardwaj was posting the picture with Beuragh Reki, another Baloch kid was facing a horrible treatment: Hatim Nazeer, 9, was kidnapped by the Pakistani security forces from Sarí Kallagh village during ongoing military offensives in the Gwarkop area in Kech district. Fears rung high the abducted Baloch kid may be used as a sex slave by the Pakistani army soldiers.
In Delhi, Bhardwaj wrote on his Facebook page, “Actually, This boy is true messenger of love between Balochistan and India. He is in deep pain yet he is smiling.”
Bhardwaj wrote Reki’as father Jalil reki, 23, was fighting for freedom of Balochistan but unfortunately his father was abducted and later killed by Pakistani army. At the time of this father’s kidnapping in 2009 the Beuragh Reki was only three years old. He had been suffering with a hole in his heart since childhood.
Mama Qadeer requested for medical visa which was granted by the Indian government. Bhardwaj said he felt very happy when he came to know that Qadeer is coming to India. “I have been in contact with Baloch people since 2014 so it was very easy for me to get his grandfather mobile number. I went to meet him and his grandfather who is also called Gandhi of Balochistan.”
Mama Qadeer “also revealed the true story behind Kulbhushan Jadhav abduction from Chahbahar Iran,” Bhardwaj wrote.
In Mama Qadeer’s interview with Indian media, the Baloch human rights defender said alleged Indian spy Jadhav was abducted by the Lashkar-i-Khurasan leader Mulla Omar (different from Taliban leader Mulla Omar) from Chabahar and was sold to the ISI for millions. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistan military court in April last year, but the International Court of Justice his stayed his execution. After Qadeer’s defense of Jadhav it is unlikely that he or his grandson will be spared by the Pakistani intelligence services upon return to Pakistan.
Jadhav belonged to the Chattris sub-caste who are famed in India alongside Rajputs, Gujjars and Jatts for their valor and sense of self sacrifice. Some sections of these subcastes did display cowardice in the past and converted to Islam during Muslim genocide in India that lasted eight centuries that claimed the lives of 100 million Hindus. Those folks are mostly Punjabi Muslims in Pakistan army.
It s unclear if New Delhi may accept Mama Qadeer’s asylum request and allow him to go live in a Baloch community somewhere in Mumbai, because Nehruvian bureaucrats in Delhi, who still seem to call the shots despite the BJP government being in power, appear to be extremely stingy when it comes to helping peaceful Baloch political activists.
“I don’t think so that they should return to Pakistan and they should not return because Baloch do not have any relation with Pakistan,” free Balochistan activist Khalid Baloch, told this writer.