Modi praised at Baloch meet in Washington

Posted September 01, 2016

Ahmedzai spoke to Hindustan Times newspaper from his home in Cardiff and told about his intention about the independence of Balochistan, which he said was annexed at gun point.

"It could be regarded as a watershed moment in India's policy towards Pakistan". Either way, the military-industrial complexes of China, India and the United States would profit hugely from increase in conflict levels.

"The Indian prime minister spewed venom against Balochistan and revealed his nefarious designs in a failed effort to divert attention from his government failure to quell increasing protests in disputed Kashmir", Zehri said while speaking as chief guest at a 'Pakistan Stability International Gujjar Convention" in Islamabad.

A state-run Chinese daily on Tuesday (Aug 30) cried foul over India's move to extend enhanced compensation for victims of terror to people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "lost patience and switched to the expected hardline tone of hostility".

Ahmedzai, the current Khan of Kalat, left Pakistan in 2006 when the Pakistani army killed tribal leader Akbar Bugti in a battle. Little further news has been available but a report on July 31 claimed that the death toll had risen to 49.

Hu also pointed out that India's growing military relations with the US and the recent agreement over the logistics treaty, Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA), has also raised alarm bells in China. But Ahmedzai said the issue his community has been facing should not be compared to Jammu and Kashmir.

Highlighting that Pakistani military occupation in Balochistan has deprived its people to develop into a democratic society with rights to education, economic freedom, cultural progress and social justice, he said that country's military is promoting proxy Islamist terrorist groups in Balochistan.

The worldwide community has been pursuing neoliberal economic growth in a race towards a social-economic-environment-ecology precipice, unmindful or ignorant of the twin triggers of the so-called "twilight of the oil age" and GW-CC (global warming & climate change).

Hu Shisheng, a leading strategic expert at the China Institutes for Contemporary International Relations (CICIR), added that if "India even wants to make some troubles to CPEC, indicated by the Prime Minister's Red Fort Speech, China-India relations will inevitably be damaged badly".

Speaking from the ramparts of the 17th-century Red Fort in Old Delhi on August 15, Modi thanked the Baluch people for their support after a number of separatist leaders published videos praising him for acknowledging their cause previously. "It could be very bad", he said. There are no accurate estimates but 25,000 people are said to be missing and over a million displaced.