Baluchistan:Why India must Internationalize the issue?




After Uri attack,India at UNGA publically condemned Human rights violations of Pakistan army in Balochistan. Balochistan constitutes 40% of Pakistan's physical area and has abundant deposition of minerals and natural gas. The terrain is so rugged and basically regarded as inhabitable, It's home to one of the ethnic minorities in Pakistan,called Balochs.

Their origin can be traced back to Aleppo in Syria,a breakaway faction from Kurds. After migrating to various regions such as Turkey and Iraq,they settled down in western parts of Pakistan. They were ruled by Khans of Kalat and had enjoyed a well structured ruling mechanisms and an army. After British occupation,Baloch territory underwent various administrative changes. They trifurcated between Iran,British and Afghanistan in the name of settling borders. Though they demanded a separate country after partition,Pakistan by force annexed the region. Since then thousands of people were killed and 'disappeared' from Baluchistan.



The region is strategically important to Pakistan. The region is rich in minerals and as most of the region is infertile and inhabitable,it's said to be home to Pakistani nuclear missiles. Balochistan is also part of CPEC and recently China started upgrading Gwadar port,which makes the region important for China as well. By winning minds of Baloch people ,India can have an indirect control over Pakistani nuclear weapons. At the same time, India can stall the progress of CPEC and upgradations of strategically important Gwadar port. At International forums by stressing Human rights violations in the region,India can subvert Pakistani efforts to Internationalize Kashmir issue

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Baluchistan:Why India must Internationalize the issue?



After Uri attack,India at UNGA publically condemned Human rights violations of Pakistan army in Balochistan. Balochistan constitutes 40% of Pakistan's physical area and has abundant deposition of minerals and natural gas. The terrain is so rugged and basically regarded as inhabitable, It's home to one of the ethnic minorities in Pakistan,called Balochs.

Their origin can be traced back to Aleppo in Syria,a breakaway faction from Kurds. After migrating to various regions such as Turkey and Iraq,they settled down in western parts of Pakistan. They were ruled by Khans of Kalat and had enjoyed a well structured ruling mechanisms and an army. After British occupation,Baloch territory underwent various administrative changes. They trifurcated between Iran,British and Afghanistan in the name of settling borders. Though they demanded a separate country after partition,Pakistan by force annexed the region. Since then thousands of people were killed and 'disappeared' from Baluchistan.



The region is strategically important to Pakistan. The region is rich in minerals and as most of the region is infertile and inhabitable,it's said to be home to Pakistani nuclear missiles. Balochistan is also part of CPEC and recently China started upgrading Gwadar port,which makes the region important for China as well. By winning minds of Baloch people ,India can have an indirect control over Pakistani nuclear weapons. At the same time, India can stall the progress of CPEC and upgradations of strategically important Gwadar port. At International forums by stressing Human rights violations in the region,India can subvert Pakistani efforts to Internationalize Kashmir issue

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