RAW, NDS could have averted Nawab Bugti assassination; with friends like them Baloch don’t need any enemies

Had India and Afghanistan been sincere to Balochistan their itelligence services could have easily saved the life of a veteran Balochistan politician whose assassination in fall 2006 pushed Balochistan to a point of no return, according to new evidence.
In modern Baloch history one of the bravest men was tumandar (chief) of the more than half million strong Bugti tribe, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. A former governor and chief minister of Balochistan — fit to become the governor of any state in the US, in the words of late Bob Oakley US ambassador to Pakistan–, Bugti threw the gauntlet at the last military dictator and coup leader, Gen Pervez Musharraf.
Nawab Bugti knew his odds of winning against Pakistan army, the fourth largest army in the world, was zero and in the last months before his assassination he made phone calls to Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai but Karzai did not respond.
At the time former senior Indian intelligence official Benoy Khare, who followed these events on a regular and intimate basis, confirms that India had contacts with the Baloch separatists, Indian scholar Avinash Paliwal writes in his book My Enemy’s Enemy. According to the book, India had given (limited) protection to the sons and grandsons of most Baloch leaders, and Akbar Bugti was well known in variety of Indian circles. But still, India did not support the insurrection when the Pakistan army launched heavy counter-attacks. ‘We allowed them to do that [kill Bugti] … and didn’t say much’, Khare argues.

Sorry world, I ate shit when I backed Modi, Butcher of Gujrat

It has been quite traumatic three months. I founded the American Friends of Balochistan after the assassination of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti, former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, and have been one of the main voices internationally for the struggle for freedom and justice for my people . When Narendra Modi was elected prime minister of India four years ago my political opportunism made me overlook the fact that Modi was indeed the Butcher of Gujrat, a person who was barred from visiting the US because of his reported key role in Muslim genocide in 2002 when he was the chief minister there (equivalent to US governor).

I knew he was a Hindu nationalist but since the Pakistan army GHQ and ISI, who are carrying out state terrorism in Balochistan hated him, I looked upon him as “the enemy of your enemy is your friend.” To flatter him I carried the placard that read “PM Modi: Balochistan loves you, needs you” that went viral on the social media. In contrast when Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif, then prime minister, came to speak at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington DC in fall 2015, I heckled him and became a darling in Indian eyes. The following year, in mid August 2016 when Modi spoke about Balochistan in deliberations with leaders of other Indian parties I fully backed him by saying Har Har Modi Ghar Ghar Modi in front of TV camera. Two days later Modi raised the issue of Balochistan from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort. I am not claiming sole credit but i did play an important role in making the unlettered Modi talk about Balochistan.
When the prime minister of a country speaks out, it means the government will fully support the issue. That never happened. There was lot of talk in the Indian media after the Indian prime minister’s speech, but to the chagrin of the Baloch Diaspora activists Modi was simply using the Baloch card as quid pro quid for Pakistan support to jihadis in Kashmir. He did what he did in the state interests of India. Thousands of more Baloch lost their lives as those of who of us are in exile supported the Modi speech at the time.
After the Modi speech some Indian Americans who said they were devotees of the Hindu sacred site in Balochistan, Hinglaj Mata, joined the American Friends of Balochistan. It turned out they were not Indian Americans but Indians. These guys were supporting their state interests in stead of the interests of the people of Balochistan.
The idea enemy of your enemy does not always work: one of the Hindus, who lives in Texas, said that there will be a complete beef ban in the US in the next 25 or 50 years. His idea stank and reminded me of the Muslim fundamentalists who say one day in the near future the whole of US will convert to Islam. Some of these guys also believe that the so-called Love Jihad is a reality; a sinister plan by Muslims to make whole of India Muslim by luring Hindu females in honey trap. Overall once could see in these folks an innate dislike for and total distrust towards Muslims, with whom they say Hindus are engaged in a civilization war. For these Indians, the Indian army atrocities in Kashmir are fully justified.
In December, the Hindu fanatical Shambulal Regar brutally killed, burned the body of a Muslim laborer Afrazul from West Bengal in Rajsamand, Rajasthan, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Ayodhya. The killer accused the victim of Love Jihad I wrote an article to condemn the dastardly killing, but at least two of the die-hard Modi supporters Krishna K. Gudipati, who works for DMI Digital Management LLC and Soumya Sundar Chowdhury, who works for Monument Construction Corporation, opposed my writings—the two were with me in the AFB at the time. Regar is deified by right-wing Hindu nut cases.
Then early this year Hammal Haider, international spokesperson for the Baloch National Movement – front office of the deadly Balochistan Liberation Front–, visited Washington DC these Indians along with Afghan national Habiba Ashna met him and his sidekick in the US without my knowledge nor consent. I had always opposed the brutal tactics of the BLF-BNM that includes killing innocent civilians from other ethnic groups (see video of Punjabi youths who were going to Europe but killed by the BLF-BNM thugs), bumping off those who refuse to pay extortion money and killing and dumping Baloch who oppose their politics of violence, including Baloch women. There is anguish among the Baloch that the BLF, now based in Iran, is being used by Teheran as their proxy. However, India’s premier spy service RAW, that only wants to see bloodshed to counter Pakistan support to terror in Kashmir, fully supports the Baloch militant bloodshed.
But the final rift came when we proposed we will invite the Pakistani ambassador to speak at an event. As a US organization we do favor constructive dialogue with Pakistan representatives, but the Indians don’t want us to talk with them at all. Behind my back, these Indians contacted members to say all kinds of stuffs about me. I was stunned that a third Indian Carl Clemens, whom I had trusted alot, was also bad mouthing me. Gudipati, Chowdhury and Clemens protest in favor of family members of convicted RAW spy Kulbushan Yadhav early January in front of the Pakistan embassy.
I was really traumatized mentally but thanks to some AFB members most notably Najeeb Khan, who is now president, Jane E. Weisner, vice president, and a Baloch guy who is also vice president but does not want to be named defeat the plans of these Modi supporters.
These folks were calling the AFB president, Najeeb Khan, an ISI agent, upon which Jane E. Weisner said, “Listen not to these frivolous people, who dare besmirch your reputation and that of the American Friends of Balochistan. AFB has been in existence long before they showed up with their clandestine mission and will continue to do very well without them.”
Since I had initially backed Modi, I have to admit I ate shit when I did that. This proverb in Balochi means I was terribly wrong.

Pragmatic Bugti backs Sharif, hints armed struggle is not a solution

The youngest but most sensible Baloch freedom leader has once again held out the olive branch to the Pakistani establishment by backing ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and has said rigging elections against the former premier would be catastrophic for Pakistan.
The chief of Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Brahumdagh Bugti, 35, who Pakistan alleges also heads the Baloch Republican Army, represents a voice of reason among Baloch nationalists. Despite bearing the brunt of the worst atrocities by Pakistani authorities, Bugti has kept the doors for political settlement open, a report carried by a new website affiliated with the party said.
“After all, the Baloch are relatively in few numbers and have waged a struggle for their human rights and right of self-determination for several decades. But their courage notwithstanding, the Baloch cannot succeed by armed struggle. They will eventually need a political settlement that recognizes their national rights,” the RNN reported.

In a recent tweet, Bugti had hailed the struggle of the ousted prime minister against the Deep State for democracy and rule of law in the South Asian country where the army and spy services still call the shots.

Immature Baloch nationalists, who are called “aspro” as they create unnecessary headache in politics, tried to paint the tweet in a negative light but Bugti’s pragmatic approach is likely to lead to more allies for the Baloch people in the common struggle.
The Deep State has adopted an absolutely rigid stance against the Baloch who demand their just rights. The architect of the Kargil misadventure and coup leader, General Pervez Musharraf—an Indian immigrant who was not even born in Pakistan–, ordered the assassination of Nawab Akbar Bugti, former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, and had proudly proclaimed the end of Baloch resistance and Baloch nationalism. However, the Baloch people’s just struggle proved him wrong.
“The establishment has retaliated by completely taking over Balochistan’s political process, installing puppets in the provincial government and taking away any semblance of real Baloch representation in the government. Human Rights violation in Balochistan are rampant, forcing many Baloch leaders into exile or driving them underground. Those supporting the Baloch are dismissed as foreign agents,” the RNN news item reads.
Some Pakistanis, though small in number are committed to democracy and human rights who speak out boldly for the Baloch. It is in the interest of the Baloch struggle that the Baloch seek support from any politician who confronts the Pakistani establishment. Brahumdagh Bugti’s grandfather had always engaged in democratic struggle and also had excellent relationship with Mian Nawaz Sharif.
The young Bugti regrets Pakistani politicians’ tendency to ignore the Baloch plight out of fear of the deep Statebut believes in expand the circle of friends of the Baloch people from among opponents of Pakistan’s Deep State.
When Lt Gen Naseer Janjua was the corps commander of Balochistan, he sent Balochistan chief minister Malik Baloch and Frontiers Minister Lt Gen (rtd) Abdul Qadir Chanal to Geneva for talks to Geneva and and also to London to talk with the Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Daud. According to the Herald magazine the two leaders had agreed to return and had put forward very small demands but the hawks in the Deep State thought bombs and bullets are the best solution to deal with the bleeding wounds of Balochistan.
The American Friends of Balochistan that rejects the use of violence in politics wholeheartedly welcomed the stance of the BRP chief. “Brahumdagh Bugti’s stance is the right course for Balochistan. It is clear that all oppressed nations have to form an alliance with the political and democratic forces of the Punjab,” said Najeeb Khan, the AFB president
According to Bugti locals as many as 20,000 Bugti tribesmen have been killed in the Balochistan unrest since the assassination of Nawab Bugti.
Many Bugti well wishers want the young leader to be on the hotline with Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who is most likely to become a future prime minister of Pakistan.
On the instigation of the army GHQ, Pakistan’s higher courts have not only disqualified the ousted premier but also Khawaja Asif, who was quite vocal

German scholar says she too was slandered by ‘neech’ Indians

India is losing more and more of her friends in Balochistan and elsewhere because of the wrong policies of her premier spy service RAW and supporters of the Hindu nationalist BJP.

Claudia Waedlich, a German scholar and activist faced abused at the hands of right-wing Hindu nationalists in WhatAspp groups. “I was slandered and offended in two WhatsApp groups,” Waedlich said. She said one of the them called her a rat.

Aveek Sen, an Indian journalist close to the right wing government, told Waedlich, “You come across as very fake person.”

This abusive behavior appears to be quite common among pro-Modi Indians. Krishna Gudipati, who has not returned the twitter page of the American Friends of Balochistan despite many requests and is now being expelled from the AFB, called a Balochistan activist Najeeb Khan, who received ISI bullets, an “ISI agent.”

Yet another Modi supporter Soumya S. Chowdhury, who works for Monument Construction Company, abused the pregnant wife of Capt (rtd) Dipesh Chatterjee. Chowdhury defends militant violence in Balochistan by saying Mukti Bahini too killed the civilians in the former East Pakistan.

Waedlich, author of several books including the novel The Sunship (Das Sonnenschiff), has been quite vocal on the Balochistan issue at international forums including the Palace of Nations. Waedlich, who believes in getting Balochistan rights through peaceful means, says India has hijacked the Baloch movement for her state interests.

Indian spy service RAW earmarked $800 million for fomenting militant violence in Balochistan since early 2000s, but nearly half of the amount returned into the pockets of the corrupt high officials of RAW in Geneva, London and other Western capitals.

Indian support to militant violence is sometimes brazen. Recently a leader of the ruling BJP, Vijay Jolly, met with leaders of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which uses the name Free Balochistan Movement in the West, in London.

But analysts question how BJP that has pushed 200 million Muslims to the wall in India can be a friend of the Baloch people. Secular leaders from Pakistan traditionally had warm and cordial relations with Congress.

Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyer had correctly pointed out at the vulgarity of the cheap mindset of the Hindu nationalists and called it “neech.” Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, who is also called the “Butcher of Gujarat” for his role in a massive pogrom that saw 2,000 people dead in 2002, does not have any college education and is bereft of intellect, according to an Indian working at a US think-tank.

At the time of the Muslim massacre in Gujrat, where Modi was then chief minister, the BJP chief Amit Shah was home minister.

Hindu extremists drag Baloch activist in court over fake charges

The duo have brought fake and frivolous charges of harassment against this writer-activist, who rebukes their radical idea of not writing about a fanatical Hindu killer. The two, though being Indian nationals, infiltrated an American organization meant for highlighting human rights violations in France-sized Balochistan and at least one of them has been in constant touch with Delhi-based Indian spymaster Nagesh Bhushan.

The two Hindu nationalists are diehard supporters of India’s premier Narendra Modi who is called the “Butcher of Gujrat” for his role in the pogrom of Muslims in his home state Gujarat in 2002 and was banned from visiting US until his election as prime minister in 2014.

“Bharat Mata Ki Jai,” one of them Krishna Gudipati howled as he escorted Dr Subramanian Swamy the vocal proponent of “Love Jihad”—an Islamophobic philosophy that Muslim men make love with Hindu women just to promote the jihad goals– to the stage for an event on Sanskrit language in fall last year. The year earlier in fall 2016, Gudipati dressed in flowing white robe escorted Hindu spiritual leader Sadhdguru at the National Theatre as he did his rounds in Washington DC.

But turns out the BJP guy Gudipati, an advocate of “inner engineering” who works as senior mobile solutions architect for the Digital Media Incorporated and earns $10,000 a month, needs a lot of inner engineering himself: he beat up his wife Swapna Maddali on a dispute over a minor credit card bill, sending her to hospital in an ambulance, just a month before he was playing main host to Subramanian Swamy. Gudipati is still on probation for that assault.
The second guy, Soumya S. Chowdhury, had lied that an Afghan female activist has drinks and sleeps with him, though the female Habiba Ashna says she never met one on one with Soumya. However, during a chat she had said they had a pact that if neither of them get married in the next five years they will get married. The haughty Chowdhury had abused bronze star awardee Capt Dipesh Chatterjee and when he was asked to apologize to the US captain for abusing his pregnant wife, the Indian national abused this scribe.
Chowdhury, who works for the Monument Construction Corporation, has already been sacked by the American Friends of Balochistan (AFB) for his abusive behavior.
But what is the root cause of the issue? On December 6 when in Rajsamand town Rajasthan Hindu fanatic Shambulal Regar hacked to death Muslim laborer Afrazul, burned his body and made a video, this writer wrote an article to expose the dastardly killing. Both Gudipati and Chowdhury were miffed saying Hindus wont support the Baloch cause because of such writings.
Playing with US laws, the two lodged fake harassment charges and also criminal charges against this writer, though the Modi government they support is under UN scrutiny for failing to protect dissenting journalists.
“Dragging @mustikhan a writer and human rights activist into courts over fake charges by Indian citizens Krishna Gudipati & Soumya Chowdhury is highly condemnable. AFB requests the @IndianEmbassyUS to look in to this matter and resolve the issue,” AFB president Najeeb Khan, tweeted. Fake cases against @mustikhan filed by two Hindu extremists Gudipati & Soumya are pressure tactics to seize Ahmar’s right to free speech.”
The behavior of Modi supporters have raised concerns at even the United Nations Human Rights office. “The Office of the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner called on Indian authorities to protect journalist Rana Ayyub who has received death threats following an online hate campaign,” the Scroll.in reported.
“This harassment I have faced in the last few weeks is a new order of tyranny. I chose to write about this in the hope that it’ll be confronted and defeated,” Ayyub tweeted last week.
“For the past few years, like several female journalists critical of the Hindu nationalist politics and government, I have been targeted by an apparently coordinated social media campaign that slut-shames, deploys manipulated images with sexually explicit language, and threatens rape. Mr. Modi and several of his ministers embolden the virtual mob by following them on social media,” the journalist wrote in the New York Times.

To defeat RAW in Balochistan, Pakistan army GHQ must show flexibility


It is true that over the past two decades India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) earmarked roughly 800 million dollars for supporting militant violence in Balochistan. Nearly half of the amount was pocketed in kickbacks by the highly corrupt RAW officials, one fourth went into buying palatial mansions and super expensive limousines by Baloch feudal lords, while less than half one fourth $200 million may have gone to ground foot soldiers and commanders who take dare devil actions against Pakistan security forces, blowing up gas pipelines and government installations.

But to shift the blame of Balochistan crisis on India will be wrong, even if it is involved in fomenting violence and terror in response to Pakistan support of jihadi terror in Kashmir. The problem lies at the doors of the army GHQ in Rawalpindi, who have no understanding of mine and thine. For instance Dera Bugti that produced gas worth more than $181 billion since 1953 is one of the poorest districts in the whole of Pakistan. The most highly respected chieftain, Nawab Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti from Balochistan worked closely with the Pakistan government, beginning from welcoming Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah, but was assassinated pushing Balochistan to a point of no return. The way the Pakistan army berated him by first calling him a “pygmy” him on the orders of a migrant general and coup leader, Pervez Musharraf, is the main reason why Baloch got so angry with Islamabad. It is true that Bugti himself was a feudal tyrant but nonetheless he was highly respected among the Baloch. Even his worst enemies were not happy with the military annihilation of Nawab Bugti. “We had tribal dispute with him but what the army did is wrong,” Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani said, though it was known in Balochistan that Nawab Bugti had sided with the killers of Raisani’s father former governor Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Raisani.
“Nawab Bugti provided Pakistan with gas for a pittance, almost free, but look what they did to him,” says Dr T. Chand, former excise and taxation minister from Balochistan, who now lives in the US.
Zero respect was shown to the most respectable politician from Balochistan. His family was not allowed to attend his funeral and his last remains were kept locked. As many as 20,000 Bugti tribesmen have been killed in the army operation since 2006 and properties of his most ardent supporters in Dera Bugti is to this day being taken over by the men in uniform while political non-entities like Sarfraz Bugti enjoy the blessings of the Deep State.
According to former senator, Rubina Zehri, the causes of Balochistan’s unrest and deprivation are due to the unequal distribution of wealth. “Though legislators change in senate and assemblies, Islamabad never changes its policies, I mean the system never changes. The resources and wealth of Balochistan are valued but people in Balochistan are devalued or ignored and plundering of resources goes on,” she told the Balochistan Point.
According to the most learned Bhutto offspring Fatima Bhutto the GDP of Balochistan is the size of Switzerland or 660 billion dollars while over the last 70 years the center gave Balochistan barely $210 billion. To the benefit of Punjab, stronghold of Pakistan army, the federal resources are distributed on the basis of population rather than on the basis of the size of the province.
The big question today is will elections 2018 change anything in Balochistan as diehard nationalists are likely to boycott the polls. At this time there are 30 Baloch members out of 53 members elected on the general seats in Balochistan provincial assembly and if the Deep State had any vision it would have encouraged the nationalists to win these elections rather than promoting its own toadies. In addition eight out of the 14 members of the national assembly are pro-establishment Baloch, while the rest are Pashtuns.
In a well written analysis French defense analyst Frederic Grare encapsulated the major stakeholders in Balochistan as the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) which is led by Hyrbyair Marri, who espouses a “greater” Balochistan, including Iranian and Afghan Baloch. It is estimated to have about 3,000 fighters, mostly tribal members. The Baloch Republican Party is led by Brahamdagh Bugti (currently in exile in Switzerland) grandson and heir to Nawab Akbar Bugti. The Baloch Republican Army is presumed to be the militant wing of the Baloch Republican Party. The Baloch National Movement, allied with the pro-Iran Balochistan Liberation Front, calls for the independence of Balochistan and refuses to participate in the political process. Its two main leaders, Ghulam Mohammed Baloch and Lala Munir Baloch, were abducted and later killed and their bodies dumped in spring 2009.
The National Party, led by Senator Hasil Bizenjo, is a moderate, center left Baloch nationalist party that claims to represent the middle class. Several of its leaders have been assassinated by Baloch militants. The Balochistan National Party, led by former chief minister Akhtar Mengal, is a major nationalist party. A moderate organization, BNP calls for an increase in Balochistan’s share of revenue from provincial resources. Until recently, the party demanded autonomy for the province but the party now calls for a referendum on self-determination. In addition different factions of the Baloch Student Organization, created in the late 1960s, have produced many nationalist leaders. In addition, there is the United Baluch Army, who uses the name Baluchistan House and is led by Mehran Marri, a younger brother of Hyrbyair Marri. Tribal leader Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Daud, who now lives in exile in the UK, though lacking a mass following does command respect among the tribal communities but has rejected the electoral process. Taken together, these groups can easily sweep overwhelming majority of seats from Balochistan but the Deep State would not allow this to happen. Even in fragmented form, these parties can obtain majority of the seats in parliament.
At this time, other than the National Party and Balochistan National Party all the other stakeholders out of the electoral process and this presents a major challenge.
When Pakistan’s national security adviser Lt Gen (rtd) Nasir Janjua was the corps commander of Balochistan a serious effort was made to bring back the disgruntled leaders to Pakistan. Former chief minister Dr Abdul Malik and the lone general in Pakistan history, frontier and states minister Lt Gen (rtd) Abdul Qadir succeeded in convincing BRP president Brahumdagh Bugti and the Khan of Kalat to return to Pakistan but the hawks in the Pakistan defense establishment shot down even the small demands that the two exiled leaders made, thinking brute force will win in Balochistan. If the military now shows seriousness and either the present corps commander General Asim Bajwa himself flies to Geneva for talks with Brahumdagh Bugti and to London for talks with the Khan of Kalat, Mir Suleman Daud, or requests civilian leaders like Maryam Nawaz Sharif, along with ports and shipping minister Senator Hasil Bizenjo and former chief minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal to go meet these two leaders. The two may return to play a positive role in Balochistan. Other freedom leaders do not seem to be amenable to the idea of talks and thus talks cannot be forced on them.
The Washington DC based American Friends of Balochistan is in a unique position to push the peace process only if the Pakistan army GHQ shows flexibility instead of muscle flexing. It is pertinent to point out here that when the Islamists laid a siege of Pakistan capital, Pakistan army refused to shoot the protesters saying they were their own people. The same magnanimity has to be shown towards the Baloch rather than continuing the policy of enforced disappearances and kill and dump. As a first step towards reconciliation all the Baloch prisoners who are languishing in the torture cells of Pakistan military must be shifted to hospital or jails and proper cases be lodged against them if they were involved in any acts of terrorism.

Judge refuses request of Indian IT tech, who works for DMI, to censor US writer

BELOW: Court record of Krishna Gudipati who plays host to Hindu icons such as Dr Subramanian Swamy and Sadhguru.


Tuesday, a second judge in Montgomery county district court in Maryland threw out a request  by Indian nationals to censor the writings of an American journalist.

Krishna Gudipati, mobile solutions architect at the DC-based Digitial Management Inc., requested Judge Aileen E. Oliver to ask this correspondent to take down the articles he wrote about Gudipati’s wife beatings recently. Judge Oliver bluntly refused to censor after the writer explained that it was not the responsibility of the state to curtail free speech.

Differences between Gudipati and his associate Soumya S. Chowdhury, also an Indian citizen who works for Monument Construction LLC, with this writer first surfaced when this writer wrote an article to condemn the dastardly killing by a Hindu fanatic Shambulal Regar in Rajasthan in December.

On December 6, the 25th anniversary of the Ayodhya Mosque turmoil that saw the killing of 2,000 people, mostly Muslims in India, Regar hacked to death Afrazul, 50, from West Bengal accusing him of being involved in “love jihad,” that is enticing non-Muslim women into sex with a goal of their conversion to Islam. Regar’s video tape of the killing and burning of Afrazul’s body went viral on the social media.

Other points of differences were this writer’s regular expose of the wrong acts of some Balochistan militant groups of targeting noncombatant civilians. Gudipati and Chowdhury met with representatives of the Baloch National Movement, who are believed to be front offices of the deadly Balochistan Liberation Front.

Gudipati’s associate Chowdhury also abused the pregnant wife of Bronze star winning Capt (RTD) Dipesh Chatterjee and when this scribe asked him to apologize he became even more abusive.

The reports have been widely published in mainstream Pakistan media both in English and Urdu.