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.

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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.

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Wave of joy sweeps across Afghanistan, Balochistan & India over Trump’s first tweet of 2018

A wave of joy Monday swept over a huge territory that includes India, Afghanistan and Pakistan-occupied Balochistan over President Donald Trumps first tweet of the New Year but Pakistanis were calling the US president a “man-child” as Islamabad summoned an emergency meeting of the National Security Council Wednesday  to review the situation.

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!,” President Trump said in his first tweet of 2018, signifying his frustration over Pakistan’s sponsoring of terrorism against Afghanistan.

Elder Afghan statesman, who is a good friend of Balochistan and India, former president Hamid Karzai, in his two tweets welcomed President Trump’s position. “President tweet on Pakistan’s duplicitous position over the past 15 years is vindication that the war on terror is not in bombing Afghan villages and homes but in the sanctuaries beyond Afghanistan,” Karzai said.

“I welcome today’s clarity in President Trump’s remarks and propose a joint US – regional coalition to pressurize the Pakistan military establishment to bring peace to not just Afghanistan but the entire region.”

Likewise the Afghan ambassador to the USA, the youthful Dr Hamdullah Mohib, tweeted, “President ’s first tweet of 2018. A promising message to Afghans who have suffered at the hands of terrorists based in Pakistan for far too long.”

Pakistan supports its proxies to carry out attacks in Afghanistan is an open secret. On Sunday a Facebook page called “Unofficial: Pakistan Defence Command,linked to Pakistan army and ISI, hailed a terrorist attack that killed 17 Afghans attending a funeral in Jalalabad, eastern Nangahar province. The site also abused Ambassador Mohib for betrayal for backing Trump’s tweet.

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A site supportive of Pakistan army and ISI hails the suicide bombing Sunday that killed 17 in Jalalabad.

Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s former ambassador to the US and author of the “Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding” rejected the arguments of Islamabad that the US was not doing any favor to Pakistan by giving $33 billion as it was fighting the US war.

“For everyone trying to claim that Coalition Support Funds are reimbursement, not assistance: How is ‘I will pay you the costs of keeping your backyard clean so that snakes being reared there don’t bite me and others’ not assistance?” Ambassador Haqqani, who is the ISI’s most hated man and was almost killed by the dreaded agency when he was called to Pakistan after the US raid on bin Laden to get sacked from his job.

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Cover of book Magnificent Delusions, written by former Pakistan ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani. The book examines how Islamabad hoodwinked the US as if it was an ally.

Islamabad had often argued that Pakistan itself had lost 70,000 lives against Islamic radicals but that is only half truth as the Pakistan Taliban were the snakes that Islamabad had itself raised against India but later turned against the state. Haqqani  re-tweeted a tweet that reads, “US does not depict (convey) the right message to Pak masses. That Pak did not lose 70K lives fighting against Afghan taliban/haqqanis.Pak actually supported them. Pak lost 70K against Pakistan taliban,which were created by Pak in 90s with different names to fight in Kashmir as Pak proxies.”

Both Haqqani and his wife Farahnaz Ispahani, also an intellectual and author of “Purifying Land of Pure: Pakistan’s Religious Minorities” are unwanted persons in Pakistan as they oppose the soldiers meddling in politics. Ispahani re-tweeted a tweet that reads Pakistan renter army got $251,000 per hour for the last 15 years.

Minhaz Merchant, leading Indian intellectual, publisher and author of “The New Clash of Civilizations” welcoming Trump’s tweet, said, “A New Years “gift” to Pak from America. Thoroughly deserved.” But Merchant regretted India’s docility, “President Trump in all but name calls Pak a state sponsor of terrorism. And India, the principal victim of Pak terrorism, still can’t bring itself to designate Pak a terror state.”

India’s softness towards Pakistan has portrayed India’s image on the world stage as a weak elephant. Last week Islamabad thoroughly humiliated wife and mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav and there is much angst among Indian masses but no real action.

Baloch activists were overjoyed. Bhawal Mengal, spokesperson for the World Baloch Organization, welcomed Trump’s statement. “Finally the US recognizes for what it is, a friend to no one but terrorists, this is not only in the interest of the US but the entire world. We also hope becomes the first world leader to hold Pakistan accountable for its crimes in .

Mengal’s father, former senator Javed Mengal, who lives in exile in London, paid out of pocket for one of the most expensive #FreeBalochistan ads campaign in Balochistan history at the Times Square  in New York.

Dr Allah Nazar,  chief of the Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF), also welcomed Trump’s statement. “Finally United States realizes that Pakistan is a hypocritic and deceptive state. It is a headache for the world and its existence is a malignancy. I appreciate President Trump’s stand. He is the first president to recognize these thugs to humanity,” Dr Nazar tweeted.

Sher Mohammed Bugti, spokesperson for the Baloch Republican Party thanked President Trump “for realizing the monopoly, hypocrisy and double standards of Pakistan as we were screaming and shouting for a long time.”

Pakistan has killed 35,000 Baloch patriots since a bloody insurgency began in Balochistan in 2005, burying 6,000 victims in mass graves, while another 21,000 are missing according to the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons.

Islamabad stuck to its guns even if the defense establishment views Trump’s tweet as the most serious “you are with us or against us” threat since President G.W. Bush. According to Omar R. Quraishi, Editor Digital Properties Samaa, Pakistan summoned US Ambassador David Hale to lodge a very strong protest with him regarding the tweet — tomorrow a cabinet meeting will be held on this issue

Pakistan defense minister Khurram dastgir-Khan, who retweeted a tweet in which Trump was described as “man-child.” tweeted, “Pak (Pakistan)as anti-terror ally has given free to US: land & air communication, military bases & intel cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16yrs, but they have given us nothing but invective & mistrust. They overlook cross-border safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis.”

Americans who could not stand Trump for a single moment but know how deceptive Pakistan is were agreeing with their president for the first time.

Prof C. Christine Fair,  who is Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, one of the fiercest critics of President Trump among DC scholars, said, “….Don’t get too excited. Wait for the grown ups to walk this back. This is one of those rare occasions when Trump is correct.”

Likewise human rights defender Jane Eastwood Weisner of Amherst, Massachusetts, who has been very vocal against Trump’s policies, said, “This is the first time I’ve agreed with Trump, but he is right on this one.” She was of the view the president should now back independence for Balochistan and cut off Pakistan’s access to natural resources and the deep seaport at Gwadar.

Weisner counseled friends of Balochistan in US, who are aware of Pakistan’s secret, dirty war there, to ponder “how to get our foot in the White House door to keep pushing an independent Balochistan as the answer to curtailing Pakistan’s support of terrorists.”

Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted Monday evening in support of his dad. “Great start. Why give millions to countries who would harbor our enemies?” as he tagged a Fox news story that said Trump was withholding $255 million in aid to Pakistan.

 

Prof Fair responds with funny pictures to ISI’s vicious Wikipedia attacks on her

A leading US scholar, who was earlier threatened with rape by an entire Pakistan regiment, is facing a concerted campaign by her detractors in Pakistan’s infamous ISI spy service to discredit her academic accomplishments. C. Christine Fair, who is a fierce critic of Pakistan army support to jihadi proxies against India and Afghanistan, is an Associate Professor in the Security Studies Program within Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She previously served as a senior political scientist with the RAND Corporation.

The ISI edits in Wikipedia against her said she was critical of leading human rights organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International reports on the CIA-run drones operations against Pakistan backed militants in Afghanistan. Some of the ISI criticism directed against her is that her stance on drones has been denounced, and called “surprisingly weak” by Brookings Institution senior fellow Shadi Hamid.[9] Journalist Glenn Greenwald dismissed Fair’s arguments as “rank propaganda”, arguing there is “mountains of evidence” showing drones are counterproductive, pointing to mass civilian casualties and independent studies.[10] In 2010, Fair denied the notion that drones caused any civilian deaths, alleging Pakistani media reports were responsible for creating this perception.[11] Jeremy Scahill wrote that Fair’s statement was “simply false” and contradicted by New America‘s detailed study on drone casualties.[11]

Irked by the ISI attacks, Prof Fair said in her peculiar style that she “is a reasonably accomplished pole dancer who even knits and crochets her own costumes. In college she was a competitive bodybuilder. (See trophy in below photo.) In her free time, she likes to cook and even authored a cult best seller Cuisines of the Axis of Evil and Other Irritating States.”

In addition to Pakistan army and ISI backing of jihadi proxies, she is a prominent critic of the so-called Pakistan China Economic Corridor and blasts Islamabad’s atrocities in Balochistan. She is equally critical of Baloch militant outfits targeting non-Baloch in Balochistan, including laborers, teachers and journalists.

To ridicule her ISI detractors, Prof Fair also sent a bunch of funny pictures to share with the audience. She said these pictures could be added to her Wikipedia page. It is relevant to point out here that though Pakistan army got billions of dollars from the US to fight terrorism, senior army and ISI generals reportedly gave safe sanctuary to the US’s most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden near the country’s West Point. Observers point out that CIA chief Mike Pompeo is quite soft on Pakistan but even Pompeo recently remarked that Pakistan has “not yet” taken action against Islamic militants operating out of that South Asian country’s soil.

 

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Prof Fair shows off her stitching skills
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Prof Fair shows picture of her stich works
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Among her many skills one is that she is a pole dancer, Prof Fair mocks at her ISI detractors.
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Prof Fair ridicules ISI in her peculiar way
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Another action picture by Prof Fair to ridicule the infamous ISI of Pakistan.

 

 

 

 

Swiss deny Bugti asylum but will PM Modi hug him as India’s son?

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is said to be the best thing that happened to India in seven decades. Modi is also known to be great hugger, even hugging germaphobe President Donald Trump, who considers shaking hand as barbaric. But the question today is will he hug Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Baloch Republican Party, as India’s own son as the Swiss government has rejected his asylum petition?

According to a news report in Geo TV, “A source in the Swiss government confirmed that Brahumdagh Bugti’s asylum application was turned down because of his links with “incidents of terrorism, violence and militant activities” and the rejection letter clearly sets out these allegations. Bugti confirmed to this correspondent that his asylum application has been rejected by the Swiss government on the basis of allegations that he has links with the banned Baloch Republican Army (BRA).”

First let me go back eight years. It was November 2009 when I first spoke with Brahumdagh Bugti, president of the Balochistan Republican Party. I got a call as I was organizing the first international conference on Balochistan in the nation’s capital on behalf of the American Friends of Balochistan. I thought it was the Khan of Kalat, with whom I had spoken a couple of times and the voice sounded quite familiar. But it was not the Khan from Cardiff, but Brahumdagh Bugti from Kabul.

Bugti said he wanted to seek asylum in the US and my first question was why doesn’t he go to India. “That was my first choice too. They are ready to provide us all assistance, but not asylum.”

At the time a Congress government was in power in New Delhi. India was being led by the dehati aurat or village woman — a term reportedly used by ousted premier Nawaz Sharif for his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh. Just four months earlier, mid-July, 2009 at the Sharm el-Sheikh, Cairo, the dehati aurat made the historical blunder of indirectly admitting India was inciting violence in Balochistan in his summit with his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani. India Today described the summit outcome as Manmohan Singh’s Balochistan blunder. Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir made a fool of Shiv Shankar Menon and so did Yusuf Raza Gilani make a chump of Dr Manmohan Singh, who prime minister Modi mockingly says, “knows how to shower in bathroom wearing a rain coat.” Let alone giving asylum to Bugti, it is widely reported that Congress pacifists at times even side with the jihadis in Kashmir– just to please Pakistan.

A year later Brahumdagh Bugti arrived in Switzerland along with family, afterwards joined by about a dozen members of his Bugti tribe. He had obtained special permit for the air travel from rulers of a Gulf nation who were friends of his assassinated grandfather, former governor and chief minister of Balochistan, Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Brahumdagh Bugti may have been in France instead of Switzerland had it not been for the massive attack on Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti’s home by the army on March 17. “The military forces started shelling the town of Dera Bugti, the headquarter of Bugti tribe and the ancestral home of the Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. Rockets and mortars also targeted his house where he was attending a meeting with his tribesmen, but luckily he survived,” according to the web site of his party, the Baloch Republican Party. In that attack, Brahumdagh Bugti’s passport with French visa affixed on it got destroyed.

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But why should India care about Balochistan?

Here are the reasons. As I consider the Baloch sons and daughters of Hinglaj Mata sakhtipeet (Hindu pilgrim site), I have always believed it is a religious and national duty of India to help the Baloch, the whole nine yards. More important than my subjective belief are historical facts that show the Baloch yearned to get freedom from the British as part of a united India but when they saw the British were bent upon dividing India, they demanded a free Balochistan.

From day one, the Baloch rejected the Two-Nation Theory of Pakistan’s tuberculosis ridden founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Just look at these words; they seem as if they are words printed today in a newspaper or magazine: “From whatever angle we look at the present government of Pakistan, we will see nothing but Punjabi fascism. The people have no say in it. It is the Army and arms that rule.” But this statement was made 69 years ago by the first hero of the Baloch uprising against Pakistan, Prince Abdul Karim, while he was in exile in Afghanistan. Prince Abdul Karim had used these words in a letter to his elder brother – the “King” or Khan of Kalat Mir Ahmadyar Khan – cited in The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan, by Farhan Hanif Siddiqi.

Historians wonder if India lost Balochistan and much of India territory to Pakistan because of Lady Edwina Mountbatten-crazed Nehru’s haste in becoming the prime minister? And they may be right in raising the question. Pawan Durani, a journalist and blogger from Srinagar, who now lives in Delhi, tweeted on October 26, 2012: “In 1947, the King of Kalat [ #Balochistan ] acceded 2 #India. Unfortunately Nehru rejected that. Rest is history. Baloch cont 2 suffer.”

London-based think-tank The Foreign Policy Center, FPC, concurs that the Baloch were let down not only by the British but also by the founding fathers of India. The story goes thus. The Baloch sovereign Khan of Kalat Mir Ahmadyar Khan, whose most tragic blunder was to have Muhammad Ali Jinnah as his lawyer in his legal dealings with the British Raj, was said to be very fond of listening to the All India Radio (AIR) broadcasts in the evenings. On March 27, 1948, what he had heard on an AIR broadcast left the Khan of Kalat shell-shocked. The FPC cites an AIR broadcast from that day, which reported a press conference by VP Menon, the secretary in the Ministry of States: “Menon revealed that the Khan of Kalat was pressing India to accept Kalat’s accession, but added that India would have nothing to do with it.”

Hakim Baloch, a former chief secretary of Balochistan, author and historian, who has written several books on Balochistan, agrees that AIR did indeed broadcast Menon’s statement – the very next day, Sardar Patel issued a contradiction that no such request from the Khan of Kalat was ever received by India. Again on March 30, 1948, Nehru went to great lengths to deny what VP Menon had said. The Khan of Kalat too denied the report, but by this time, the Pakistani guns were pointing at the Khan’s head.

As India’s founding fathers closed their eyes on Balochistan, Pakistan was already working overtime to occupy Balochistan. For example, on March 22, 1948 Pakistan prime minister Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan presided over a meeting of the three services chief to oversee the military invasion of Kalat and Mekran. “He was briefed by the army, air force and navy chiefs about the steps these armed services have taken in a number of Balochistan cities, such as Turbat, Pasni,” says Quetta-based Baloch scholar Surat Khan Marri.

While Indian leaders were busy issuing contradictory statements, Pakistan acted swiftly. According to human rights defender Waseem Altaf in Viewpoint: “On orders emanating from Mr Jinnah, Balochistan was forcibly annexed to Pakistan on 28th March 1948 when on 27th March 1948, Lt Colonel Gulzar of the 7th Baluch Regiment under GOC Major General Mohammad Akbar Khan invaded the Khanate of Kalat. General Akbar dragged the Khan of Kalat to Karachi and forced him to sign on the instruments of accession while Pakistan Navy’s destroyers reached Pasni and Jiwani.”

The Khan of Kalat tried his best to retain the independent status of his state, knocking every neighbor’s door. “The Khan of Kalat had tried for an arrangement with both Iran and Afghanistan as well,” said Hakim Baloch. “He had also pondered over a deal with London on the lines that the UK had with Oman,” he added. That deal envisaged Balochistan to remain a British protectorate for 25 years– to emerge on the world map by 1972.

In March 1946, Baloch nationalist leaders went to India to meet with Congress leaders to seek support for a free Balochistan. The team was led by Mir Ghaus Baksh Bizenjo,  president of the Kalat State National Party. They met Congress president Maulana Abul Kalam Azad.

Bizenjo, who later became the governor of Balochistan confirmed to me four decades later in 1988– a year before his death– that Azad refused to support a free Balochistan on the grounds that raising the issue would give the British colonialists a pretext to delay their departure from India. I had asked Bizenjo, who used to stay at my uncle’s Mustikhan Lodge in Karachi, why he had changed his stance from being an advocate for a free Balochistan in 1946 to demanding provincial autonomy in his political career, later. Bizenjo said after India’s refusal to stand with the idea of a free Balochistan, he calculated that the Baloch were not in a position to fight Pakistan’s military might on their own, so he toned down his demand to provincial autonomy. According to scholar Hakim Baloch, “Maulana Azad believed that Balochistan would not be a stable state.” Azad ruled out any help to Balochistan as he believed an independent Balochistan will serve as a British base and would undermine the independence of the subcontinent.”

In hindsight, Maulana Azad’s stance was proven to be flawed: Pakistan became the renter state of the US-West, Saudi Arabia and now China continuously causing grief to India. Vikram Sood, former Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) chief, points out to the visits of Baloch leaders to India, including the Khan of Kalat. “They wanted to draw attention to the fact that their state was different and wanted to be treated on par with Nepal,” Sood wrote in an article in February 2006, when Baloch statesman Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti was still alive. The former RAW official regrets that the founding fathers of modern India were too engrossed with Kashmir and Hyderabad to see the strategic significance of a sovereign Balochistan.

While the Pakistan Army occupied Balochistan, according to another Indian scholar Deepak Basu, “India stood by silently. Lord Mountbatten, Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru or Maulana Azad, then the president of India’s Congress Party, said nothing about the rape of Balochistan.”

On August 15, 1947 Jinnah recognized Kalat State (a huge chunk of Balochistan) as a free state. The state had a foreign minister named Douglas Yates Fell, while my late uncle A. Sattar Mustikhan became Kalat state’s ambassador to Pakistan. The national flag of Kalat state flew over our family home in Karachi’s Gandhi Garden district from August 15, 1947 to March 28, 1948.

Balochistan has a rich Hindu heritage. In addition to Hinglaj Mata sakhti peet and one of the world’s oldest Hindu civilization sites Mehergarh, it is a fact Kalat, the center of Baloch tribal confederacy, was once called Kalat-e-Sewa (Sewa’s Fort), after Sewa, a legendary Hindu hero of the Brahui-speaking Baloch people.

Some Indians believe that had the Baloch leaders in 1946 met with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel instead of meeting Maulana Azad, the results  may have been different. These same nationalists also believe prime minister Modi wants justice for Balochistan, not merely use Baloch as proxies in tit-for-tat war games over Kashmir. We hope they are right and Shri Narendra Modi Ji will welcome Brahumdagh Bugti to India so everyone in the world, including Balochistan, knows Mother India does care for her Baloch sons.

The main reason why the Swiss have not taken into account the brutalities that Bugti has faced at the hands of Pakistan army and ISI– killing of more than 7,000 of his tribesmen including his grandfather, sister Zamur Domki and niece Jaana Domki– is that Switzerland is a highly racist society. A recent Universal Periodic Review by the UN just 12 days ago asked Switzerland to do more to fight against racism.

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Alas, Baloch nawabs, sardars finally talking to one another!

The news was like music to many Baloch ears, but some critics remained skeptical.

The London-based news portal Baloch Warna News broke the news. At least two feudal lords have announced plans to bury the hatchet.  The pro-freedom Baloch leaders Brahumdagh Bugti, president of Baloch Republican Party, and Hyrbyair Marri, head of the Free Balochistan Movement, held a telephonic conversation on Monday about cooperation in the Baloch freedom struggle.

Just a day earlier, Bugti had issued a separate, joint statement with Marri’s younger and estranged brother Nawab Mehran Marri saying they were joining hands in an effort to highlight the genocide being inflicted on Baloch people in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan.

The Marri brothers had not been on talking terms for more than eight years now after a dispute over accountability of freedom resources. The two brothers were on good terms until the arrest of Hyrbyair Marri and his close associate Faiz Baluch in December 2007. Mehran Marri is brother-in-law of Brahumdagh Bugti. Bugti on the other hand was not on talking terms with Hyrbyair Marri as the latter had allegedly reneged on returning one of Bugti’s favors.

Bugti and Marri who are among political successors of the two neighboring tribes of Bugtis and Marris in Balochistan have agreed to initiate talks and resolve future problems of the Baloch freedom struggle. The statement added, “The regional political scenario and Baloch freedom struggle requires that all problems should be solved with mutual consent and principled and long-term cooperation should be established for the freedom of Balochistan.” In this regard, a meeting will be held in Geneva on November 18 to discuss problems and requirements of the Baloch freedom struggle.

It was not clear if the thaw between Bugti and Marri also includes the younger brother Nawab Mehran Marri, or the Marri’s brother-in-law Mir Javed Mengal. The family feud between Hybyair Marri and Javed Mengal was in such bad taste that Hyrbyair Marri lodged a case against Javed Mengal for keeping him out of his mother’s funeral rites.

Daud and Bugti have not been on talking terms for more than eight years after Daud told a memorial meeting in London that Bugti’s grandfather, former governor and chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Akbar Bugti, did not sacrifice his life for the freedom of Balochistan but for his personal honor.

Pakistan accuses Brahumdagh Bugti, Hyrbyair Marri, Mehran Marri and Javed Mengal of allegedly heading the militant outfits Baloch Republican Army, Balochistan Liberation Army, United Baloch Army and Lashkar-i-Balochistan, respectively. These leaders however publicly deny any links with any militant outfit.

The differences between the feudal lords are all the more troubling and tragic as all of them lost a sibling to Pakistan army brutalities. Javed Mengal eldest brother Asadullah Mengal was one of the first victims of enforced disappearances way back in 1976; Mehran and Hyrbyair Marri’s brother Mir Balach Marri died November, 21 2007 in the Baloch battlefields; and Brahumdagh Bugti’s sister Zamur Domki was ruthlessly executed January 31, 2012 by Pakistani intelligence on the streets of Karachi.

One of the most important leaders on ground zero, is Baloch Che Guevara, Dr Allah Nazar. He is the only none feudal leader who publicly owns the militant outfit Baloch Liberation Front. Dr Nazar refuses to leave Balochistan and is politically supported by the Baloch National Movement.

Feudal lords of Balochistan sometime exhibit extremely rude and jungle-like behavior even in the West.

Some staunch critics don’t care about the unity news much.  “Zero plus zero plus zero is equal to zero,” France-based Dr Ali Akbar Mengal, said. Dr Mengal believes nawabs and sardars are cancer of Baloch society.