International day against
torture in perspective of Baloch torture victims
Today is the 26th of June is known as international
day against torture, on this occasion The Baloch Community
of Norway discloses the atrocity, cruelty, inhuman,
degrading treatment as punishment are happening with
Baloch at the hands of security official of Iran and
Pakistan, as states policies.
Historically torture is interlinked with liberty and land occupation. Whenever
weak and oppressed had tried to get freedom from the clutch of coercive oppressor,
whether individually as a person are collectively is a nation. They have been
eliminated and exterminated by the powerful oppressors. Similarly Baloch have
been subjugated and their land sea and resources (gold, copper, oil, gas, coal
etc) were forcibly occupied by Iran and Pakistan.
The struggle of Baloch is for the restoration of their land and natural resources
in original position. Baloch is entitled and has locus standi to struggle and
resist for its natural and genuine rights.. The UN General Assembly adopted a
resolution on 7th December of 1987 wherein it was emphasised that there must
be a definite distinguished between terrorism from national liberation movement.
Article 14 of referred resolution says; ”Nothing in the present resolution
could in anyway prejudice the right to self-determination, freedom and independence,
as derived from the charter of the United Nations, of peoples forcibly deprived
of that rights referred to in the declaration on principal of international law.
The resolution jealously safeguards the National Liberation Movement.
But despite of that international law and said resolution, then why Iran and
Pakistan are calling their own state terrorism, “counterterror”? Which
is an old tradition for states to cover their state terrorism to exterminate
and eliminate the national liberation movement through egregious propaganda,
called the genuine Liberation Movement of Baloch a terrorist.
This is the greatest conundrum for world who is terrorist. Whether Baloch or
both theocratic and fascist states. It means to put the cart before the horse.
The culture of bigotry of religion in Iran and Pakistan are in its extreme. Baloch
are Sunni as well as in ethnic minority in Iran. Are being victims and deprived
from their land and residence. Similarly Pakistan is known as Sunni state. Both
are theocratic each want to enforced their school of thought in the form of Islamic
flawed jurisprudence and personal laws, ignoring, without consulting and
the believes and religious rights of minority.
This is also a clear cut violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
In both countries draconian Law and jurisprudence and criminal administration
of justice system have been institutionalized. The Torture has been used as weapon
against Baloch nation to suppress and force them for submission to curb their
National Liberation Movement. Simple question arises that, why international
community is ignoring the atrocity, genocide of Baloch at the hand of both terrorist
and irresponsible states, which is their states policies. Why the new norms of
international law are not being applied against brutal states policies?
Both the terrorist state are flagrantly violating international law and provision
of international conventions and instruments, - UDHR- ESCR-CERD including ( CAT
For the purpose of brevity we only want to describe the violation of ( CAT ).
The Baloch innocent have been subject to torture in custody and denied due process. Thousands
Prisoners are facing to various form of torture by the intelligence official.
They are keeping in painful position, all of which caused significant pain as
are under threat of beating and killing.
They are deprived of adequate sleep for many days, their family members also
being illegally arrested. They were constantly issued various threat that their
family member would be torture are raped in front of them. Munir Mengal and Zarrina
Marri case is a sex slavery and a textbook example in this regard. They are being
threaten of facing of electrocution of their genital organ or have ice cubes
laced in their underwear to cause permanents impotency and put mouse in their
trousers and pantaloon etc. Confession statement is being forcibly recorded in
this context, Malik Rigi statement is a crystal example.
It would be not out of place to mention here that Malik Rigi and his brothers
have been subjected torture and killed during the course of interrogation. Whereas
capital punishment and execution is prohibited under optional protocol to the
international covenant Sivil and political rights (1966). The execution,ethnic
cleansing, enforced disappearance and extra judicial killing and illegal arrestation
of innocents Baloch are order of the day in Iran and Pakistan.
However, Baloch have a great expectation from civilized and western world. Let
justice be done with baloch. The remediable justice is not done then the Charles
Dickson’s great expectation recollected. When Says pip there is nothing
finely perceived and finely felt, as injustice.
In this connection, the modern social and economics thinker sen in his book,
the idea of justice says that “justice in the world of fish” where
a big fish can freely devour the small fish.
To baloch Iran and Pakistan are not only big fish rather they are shark, being
nuclear irresponsible and terrorist states at their hands not only the existence
of Baloch is in danger above all the entire world is under jeopardize and threat.
It would be suitable to eradicate the status quo and prevailing justice of fish
system, if a coercive powerful nation alike a big fish could still devour a small
fish at will, and then the UN and international law will be meaningless in this
civilized world. Which is questionable?
The upshot of this paper is that the civilized European and western nation and
country to intervene and stop the genocide of Baloch in Iran and Pakistan. It
is further appealed to UN under (CAT) to send the committee to Iran and Pakistan
to monitor and collect information and evidence and intervention measures should
be taken against them under new norms of international law and humanitarian ground
and this spirit.
Baloch community Norway
26th June 2010