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The arrest order against Dr Ammar Jan has sparked condemnation and fury across the board. Human rights defenders and students bodies have raised their voices against this act by the government and say the demonstration had been peaceful with no reason for any police crackdown or arrests.
Inside sources say that some of the students who were part of the march, particularly those who were leading it had been receiving mysterious phone calls days before the march itself. The unknown callers would threaten them and warned them of dire consequences if the march took place.
By Ahmad Saeed: Fourteen years after the cold-blooded assassination of Nawab Akbar Bugti, the future continues to be bleak for Balochistan’s people, for today there are few in the troubled province who present a forward-looking leadership. Only recently, the death of Mir Hasil Bizenjo has left the Baloch people bereft of a sane voice that spoke of the power of electorates being greater than an armed struggle.
By Haider Kaleem: In the political vacuum of Baluchistan, a handful of young people have emerged to push for reforms in various ways. Voicepk.net details the struggle of some of these activists in our detailed piece
Aug. 12, 2020: In 1999, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day ...
Jul 08, 2020: It has been four years since Burhan Wani, a Kashmiri youth who was forced to start an armed struggle for freedom was gunned down by Indian military forces on July 8, 2016. Born on September 14, 1994, Burhan Wani grew up ...
The young students banged on their drums, shouted from every corner and raised their slogans in solidarity with the victims of harassment at Balochistan University Mashal Khan, his family and others like him the transgender community who marched for equal access to education alongside students, ethnic minorities and labourers, who marched for freedom. It was heartening to see students from across Pakistan raising voice for these victims and bringing them to light after they have faded from the memory of the mainstream media.