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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Gen Asim Bajwa, the ‘Joseph Goebbels’ who is ruling Balochistan

Guess who is a serving army officer with the largest number of twitter followers in Pakistan or perhaps in the world? Don’t go any further. Visit the Quetta cantonment, the main center for the military occupation of Balochistan and meet the corps commander of the XII Corps or army Southern Command, Lt Gen Asim Bajwa.

The Muzzafargarh-born three-star general, who became the Inspector General of arms of the Pakistan army after his stint as the army’s spin doctor as director general of the Inter Services Public Relations, was posted as commander to ensure Baloch live under Pakistan army bayonets.

“Lt-Gen Bajwa remained the director general of the ISPR for over four years and is credited with building a positive image of former army chief Gen (retired) Raheel Sharif. Bajwa – the first three-star general to head the military’s media wing – is also the first to use social media platforms such as Twitter to project the army and its policies,” according to The Express Tribune, whose editor is one of the few guys followed by the general.

The main reason this general has been posted as the man to rule over Balochistan is to project a positive image of the army’s secret, bloody, dirty war there. His task is to mislead the world that the Pakistan army is the good guys fighting the dirty Baloch rebels– once called the wild herds of southwest Asia.

The tweets and actions of at least one militant leader, Dr Allah Nazar, chief of the Balochistan Liberation Front– the Baloch Che Guevara– is making the general’s task much easier it seems.

Last week Dr Nazar tweeted that he has directed his guerrillas to kill two of his chief political opponents, federal ports and shipping minister Mir Hasil Bizenjo and former chief minister Dr Malik Baloch. Then on Tuesday, the BLF killed 15 Punjabi wannabe emigrants to the West in Kech district on a charge they were working on a CPEC project for the army-run Frontier Works Organization.

Rahmatullah Shohaz-- Courtesy Facebook
Popular poet Rahmatullah Shohaz, killed by the BLF in January 2016

The deceptive craftiness of Gen Bajwa, the Joseph Goebbels of Balochistan, could be seen in a report about the killing of Younis Taukali, the BLF commander allegedly involved in the massacre of the 15 Punjabis. The DAWN report reads the army said Taukali “was wanted for multiple murders, including that of Rehmatullah Shohaz, a founding member of the Baloch National Movement (BNM).” The killing of poet Shohaz, who was well loved by local Baloch in January last year, was unjust and uncalled for but the question here to ask is since when have the Punjabi generals become such well wishers of the BNM or for that matter any other Baloch patriotic parties.

Asim Bajwa has an incredible number of followers on twitter: 3.19 million but follows only 33, none of them is a Baloch. Bajwa, a clansman of army chief of staff Qamar Javed Bajwa is not even following the Khawaja Khairuddin of Balochistan and friend of Indian politician Mani Shankar Aiyer, federal ports and shipping minister Mir Hasil Bizenjo. But then  why should a modern day Khalid bin Waleed, follow his slaves and servants–the Baloch apostates.

Gwadar: Chinese show interest in talking to Baloch

“No matter how hard they try to turn Gwadar into Dubai, it won’t work. There will be resistance. The pipelines going to China will not be safe. They will have to cross through Baluch territory, and if our rights are violated, nothing will be secure,” citing a Baloch activist, US scholar Robert Kaplan wrote an article in the influential The Atlantic. As resistance mounts to the CPEC in Balochistan, the Chinese are realizing that they can’t have Gwadar on millions of dead bodies of the Baloch and appear to be keen to talk. I was myself pleasantly surprised to see Lijian Zhao, the deputy chief of mission at the Chinese embassy in Islamabad– the Chinese point man on Gwadar–, who had previously blocked me on twitter, has now unblocked me.

This year, the Chinese officials also began routinely attending the Baloch events at the Palace of Nations in Geneva and even speak out at the events to convince the Baloch that the CPEC, which is a nearly 1900-mile network of roads, railways and pipelines to transport oil and gas from Gwadar Port to Kashgar city in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, is in the best interests of the Baloch people.

The Chinese are throwing dollars like crazy to win over the Baloch. “The Chinese have purchased many Balochistan journalists,” warns Inayatullah Baloch of Iowa. “The Chinese are directly giving guidelines to these journalists not to write a single thing against the CPEC,” Baloch says. He says his sources have told him that the Chinese are being stationed alongside Pakistan troops all over Balochistan.

The CPEC which is a component of President Xi Jinping One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative for global dominance will shrink “China’s routes of oil and gas imports from Africa and the Middle East by thousands of miles, making Gwadar Port a potentially vital link in China’s supply chain,” according to Global Security.

But the Baloch don’t want Chinese presence, under the bayonets of Pakistan army. It is a matter of life and death for the hapless Baloch because if China succeeds in taking over Gwadar port’s under the watch of Pakistan army, there will be no Balochistan—land of the Baloch—as they will become outnumbered and marginalized in their ancestral homeland. It will be best for Beijing to stall the project instead of drowning its $62 billion in the waters of the Baloch Gulf—the name Baloch nationalists give to the Persian or Arabian Gulf—until the key issue of Balochistan right to self determination is resolved.

As Pakistan’s leaders are brown-nosing China, the Baloch who actually own the port are raising their voice of dissent. “If the tiny Diaoyu Islands are a matter of pride and principle for China and Japan, Gwadar is also a matter of life and death for the Baloch. Any unilateral decision by Islamabad concerning the fate of Gwadar will be opposed by the Baloch at all levels,” former senator Sanaullah Baloch, wrote in The Express Tribune. He said, “There is grave concern that a large-scale Chinese presence will further militarise the Balochistan coast and the Makran region, where a non-Baloch security apparatus, that is, the FC (Frontier Corps) and the Coast Guards, has massive presence, causing immense unrest.”

Lijian Zhao, the Chinese diplomat referred to earlier, personally protested on twitter, “Diaoyu Islands are disputed territory between China and Japan. Is Gwadar disputed? Chinese are here to help Gwadar. Please be reasonable.”

The Baloch dont see any benefit of the CPEC as long as the Chinese work with the Pakistan generals. “So far as CPEC is concerned, the Baloch are resolved to sabotage China’s work and have succeeded in their efforts to some extent,” says Kachkol Ali Advocate, a former opposition leader and fisheries minister from Balochistan, who lives in Oslo, Norway. Ali  believes a maritime great game is being played out in Gwadar. “The Baloch are doing what they can, according to their resistance capacity. But actually there are big powers involved with Gwadar particularly India, Dubai, Singapore, Iran and the USA.”

China’s greedy looks on Baloch waters are not new, however. Six centuries ago, during the Ming Dynasty the Chinese were present in the warm waters of the Gulf. The most famous Chinese maritime explorer and castrated Admiral Zheng He commandeered his 63 ships and over 28,000 men to Hormuz. “His giant ‘treasure ships’, packed with the finest goods and most sophisticated weaponry of the time, went to 37 countries over 28 years, exacting tribute for the Dragon Throne and extending China’s influence across much of the globe,” according to the BBC.

The CPEC has united the Baloch and the Hindus, both locally and globally, like never before. Scholar Robert D Kaplan wrote, “Indeed, as the (Pakistan) government builds roads and military bases, Baloch and minority Hindus are being forcibly displaced. Both groups are thought to harbor sympathy for India, and they do: in Baloch and Hindu eyes, India acts as a counterweight to an oppressive Pakistani state.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.