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Baloch Nationalism

Tensions Mount Between India and Pakistan Over Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.27.2016 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

The row over the arrest of the alleged Indian spy now provides the Baloch nationalists an opportunity to demand an international investigation into the matter that is ideally led by the United Nations, the United States or the European Union.

The End of Pakistan's Baloch Insurgency?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 01.03.2015 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

After one year of continued fighting, the Baloch insurgents appear frustrated with the lack of international support for their movement. A decade later, even not a single country supports the free Balochistan movement.

Why Pakistan Is Embarrassed to Talk About Balochistan

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

Roshan Ghimire, a contributor to Story South Asia, interviewed me about the conflict in Balochistan. The interview focused on the left-wing secular Baloch nationalist movement that seeks a separate Baloch state, worsening human-rights conditions and increasing challenges for journalists.

From Bangladesh to Balochistan: Pakistan Owes an Apology

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 03.05.2014 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

A few prominent Bangladeshi writers have begun to publicly endorse their government's demand that Pakistan should apologize for the war crimes of 1971 during the country's freedom struggle. What some writers termed as "history" are actually current affairs to me and the people of my generation from Pakistan's largest province of Balochistan.

Will Balochistan Vote in Pakistan's Next Elections?

Malik Siraj Akbar | Posted 05.20.2013 | Home
Malik Siraj Akbar

Pakistan currently faces extraordinary challenges of law and order. This year's security threats are alarming across Pakistan, particularly in volatile Balochistan, which remains the focus of political observers' interest.