London: While Pakistan was celebrating its Independence Day on the 14th of August, the Balochistan issue became a topic of discussion. The groups fighting for the independence of Balochistan attracted attention to the problems faced by the people of Baloch through demonstrations and meetings in the European nations of Germany and the UK. Even on social media, the hashtags such as ‘#FreeBalochistan’ and ‘#BalochistanSolidarityDay’ were the top trending ones on the day.
For the past several decades, the Pakistani government has been committing atrocities against the people of Baloch while the local populace has been fighting against it. In the last few years, the issue has been a topic of discussion internationally while the United Nations (UN) and many other prominent organisations have taken cognisance of it. The groups fighting for Balochistan’s independence have begun to vigorously raise awareness on Pakistan government’s brutality against the Baloch people in the major countries of the world.
As part of the same effort, an aggressive campaign was organised on the 14th of August to raise the Balochistan issue internationally. Although Islamabad was celebrating its Independence Day on the 14th of August, the fact that Balochistan was not a part of Pakistan, was specifically underscored and stressed upon. Furthermore, the demonstrators in London and Germany held up placards with the message – ‘Balochistan is not Pakistan’.
What’s more, the Free Balochistan Movement had organised events in London. Numerous groups and people actively involved in the struggle for Balochistan independence were invited at the events for the cause.