Pakistan to account for violations in Balochistan: Modi

Published: August 13, 2016
Indian PM Narendra Modi. PHOTO: AFP

Indian PM Narendra Modi. PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI: Accusing Pakistan of fomenting trouble in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said Pakistan would have to answer for its ‘human rights’ violation in Balochistan and the Pakistani side of the Kashmir.

Narendra Modi calls for end to Kashmir violence

“The root cause of unrest in Kashmir is cross-border terrorism which is being encouraged by our neighbouring country,” the Indian premier was quoted by the AFP. Modi also he claimed that there was enough evidence to prove that Islamabad was fuelling unrest in the region.

The IOK has been under a curfew since protests broke out over the killing last month of a popular freedom leader Burhan Wani. The unrest has resulted in the death of over sixty people.

Modi also promised to look into the grievances of those living there after meeting with national political parties to find ways of ending the ongoing violence in the troubled state.

Will engage with Pakistan for peace: Modi

“Since the time terrorism has started in Kashmir… so many sophisticated weapons have been seized by our security forces and so many foreign terrorists gunned down… Pakistan can speak a million lies but the world will not accept these,” he said in a statement. (WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM BBC URDU)

Published in The Express Tribune, August 13th, 2016.

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  • Black Hawk
    Aug 13, 2016 - 8:48AM

    Pakistan shot itself in the foot by provoking India on Kashmir. Now India will use its diplomatic might to expose the atrocities in Baluchistan & PoK in front of the entire world. Way to go.Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Aug 13, 2016 - 9:09AM

    Look who is taking. The one who killed thousands in Gujarat. India can’t escape the brutality in Kashmir now. Recommend

  • abreez
    Aug 13, 2016 - 9:12AM

    Modi is Auraganzeb of Hindus and whenever nations find such ‘jewel’ no one can predict bright future for those nations. Modi will do to India what no enemy of India can do with it. Pakistan should act wisely; time to adopt ‘Baji Rao doctrine’ against India. India is a country facing long lists of internal and external problems and wants someone to share the ‘excuse’ of these problems. The bluff master of India is leading India straight into a black hole, therefore, the more limits of patience Pakistan will show more durable results Pakistan will get.Recommend

  • Hamza
    Aug 13, 2016 - 9:21AM

    Thats how you do politics of hate and divert attention from real issuesRecommend

  • fahim
    Aug 13, 2016 - 9:34AM

    There is only one answer to India, where are my nukes Recommend

  • Someone
    Aug 13, 2016 - 9:50AM

    I think India has just shot itself in the foot by crossing a line and mentioning Balochistan. It has openly admitted to its involvement in stoking terrorism there. It has also made a failed attempt to equate a province, Balochistan, with an internationally disputed, occupied territory. If India can cross this line, Pakistan should also cross it and expose the mass human rights violations in Khalistan and northeast India.Recommend

  • Dr.Priyanka
    Aug 13, 2016 - 9:53AM

    Hopefully, now we will see the real Modi. Sir, the entire world is with you. We are waiting for a decisive move on the 70-year conundrum.Recommend

  • Rehmat Ali
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:07AM

    India is continuously using delaying tactics in resolving the Kashmir issue. While, the UNO had pledged to decide the case through plebiscite. In other words, UNO which had guaranteed the right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people through plebiscite, while these people have been living under Indian occupation since the partition. And India forces are committing gross human rights violations in Kashmir.It is mentionable that the Security Council adopted resolution 47 (1948) of 21 April 1948 which promised a plebiscite under UN auspices to enable the people of Jammu and Kashmir to determine whether they wish to join Pakistan or India. On February 5, 1964, India backed out of its promise of holding plebiscite. Instead, in March 1965, the Indian Parliament passed a bill, declaring Kashmir a province of India-an integral part of the Indian union.Recommend

  • mani
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:10AM

    Finally, cat comes out of bag Recommend

  • Sid
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:16AM

    Finally India playing a right card. Take the plight of Balochis and Pakistan Kashmiris to all international forum. There is already a demonstration by Balochis and Pakistan Kashmiris against the oppression of Pakistan in UK and in USA. Recommend

  • Careless Whispers
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:23AM

    @Black Hawk: you people never fail to amuse…. chest thumping as usualRecommend

  • Abrar R
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:24AM

    @blackhawk .. give it a go boy. Recommend

  • Ahmad Malik
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:24AM

    What a joker….Recommend

  • JRR
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:39AM

    @ black hawk.. that’s why India denied UNHRC to access IOK??? Ask the common people in Balochistan and they will tell you the ground reality. Yes there were few incidents in Balchistan in the past but that is history.
    Comparing the voice of less than 0.1% people in Balochistan with whats happening in IOK.(huh atrocities).
    And why don’t you take Pakistani visa and come and see Azad Kashmir yourself (and Balchistan as well)… Any one can say whatever they feel like but that does not change the ground reality.
    No need for us to visit IOK to verify the situation as thousands of people asking protesting against India is enough evidence. Recommend

  • Rana
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:51AM

    Pakistan always has the habit of backfiring itself to achieve short term strategic goal.Recommend

  • ziddi
    Aug 13, 2016 - 11:00AM

    India is trying to increase terrorism in Pakistan mentioning Balochistan is open threat which should be taken seriously. Pakistan should also raise the voice of Khalistan and openly support them as India is doing in Balochistan. Recommend

  • Salman
    Aug 13, 2016 - 11:31AM

    India to account for not just Kashmir but Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim, Gujarat etc. There are multiple freedom movements going on in India. We should held them accounted for and raise the issue at every international forum.Recommend

  • Asif
    Aug 13, 2016 - 11:42AM

    When Indians find time to stop their crocodile tears and acting as fake ‘thekedaar’ of human rights concerns, they will realise that there was (and still is) a mass murderer of Muslims at large who was not allowed even a visa to Western countries. Recommend

  • Travis
    Aug 13, 2016 - 11:51AM

    European Parliament member Alberto Cirio last week called EU to hold Pakistan accountable for the plight of Balochistan. The policy of fomenting terror in the region has been responsible for one massacre after another in the region. Recommend

  • Aug 13, 2016 - 11:54AM

    Mr Modi, I am surprised, YOU are talking about Human Rights!Recommend

  • Aug 13, 2016 - 12:00PM

    Pakistan losing its nerve now………Recommend

  • Free Kashmir
    Aug 13, 2016 - 12:15PM

    @Black Hawk:
    What atrocities you are talking about? Kashmir is Pakistan’s right. You can’t compare apple with oranges. India might… ha ha haRecommend

  • Free Kashmir
    Aug 13, 2016 - 12:16PM

    Free Kashmir and stop being a cry baby Modi baby!Recommend

  • ali
    Aug 13, 2016 - 12:17PM

    First they send Kulbhushan Yadav. Then Modi ji asks violations in Balochistan. I hope he also talks about Seven Sister States, Khalistan along with Red CorridorRecommend

  • Hasan
    Aug 13, 2016 - 12:30PM

    Lolz.. both the sides are disturbed by india itself and they are asking for the violations of HRs.. Recommend

  • Mak
    Aug 13, 2016 - 12:42PM

    Oh shut it Modi… I’m a kashmiri on the Pakistani side of the border and we live like any person has a right to live, Free… so shut your gob. Long live Pakistan and free KashmirRecommend

  • Bilal
    Aug 13, 2016 - 1:07PM

    Seems the savvy modi is losing his mojo. The guys is going crazy b comparing Baluchistan to Kashmir. Pakistan must take up Kashmir issue as a nuclear flashpoint and a dispute that needs to be resolved for the people of Kashmir. Finally modis Magic is turning black.Recommend

  • Human
    Aug 13, 2016 - 1:08PM

    Just in case u were unaware ,the world doesn’t end outside IndiaRecommend

  • divergence
    Aug 13, 2016 - 1:12PM

    Mr. Modi, looks like you have run out of all options in which to tame Kashmir uprising, your press is spreading fake news about atrocities in AJK and Balochistan etc. Didn’t you remember so called baloch atrocity before IHK unrest and quetta bomb attack? You are answerable for suppressing separatist in northern parts of India, assam etc. Thuggery in the name of politics won’t do. Recommend

  • divergence
    Aug 13, 2016 - 1:14PM

    @Vishwajeet Kumar:
    or India? Don’t come to our newspapers to spread your lies, Pakistanis don’t want to answer your lies which you have been repeating for a long time now, I suspect India is again trying to plot bomb attacks in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Aug 13, 2016 - 1:22PM

    What about Gujrat. Indians were slave to muslim for 1000 years and getting ready for second turn.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 13, 2016 - 1:43PM

    The Bangladesh game plan will be much harder to pull off this time.Recommend

  • Shuaib
    Aug 13, 2016 - 1:46PM

    Balochistan was not mentioned in the Simla agreement. Secondly it is internationally recognised as a part of Pakistan, Kashmir is recognused as disputed territory.Recommend

  • Vkp
    Aug 13, 2016 - 2:23PM

    Wow what a explanation…lol…..Recommend

  • Jahan
    Aug 13, 2016 - 2:33PM

    At last India officially now accepted it’s meddling in Balochistan. Yadav is already living evedence. Pakistan should exploit this indian acceptance internationally and expose Indian terrorism Recommend

  • point
    Aug 13, 2016 - 2:41PM

    Nothing is banned in Balochistan. neither is media banned. You guys even banned internet access, media access in Kashmir. And then the guy talks about human rights who was confirmed responsible for killing of minorities in Gujrat and hence was banned. The only country in the world right with a murderer as PM !!Recommend

  • karar
    Aug 13, 2016 - 2:51PM

    Now this is an interesting development. Modi is different from his predecessors. Much much aggressive like Virat. That’s why people like both of them. Aggretion is the new favourite of Indian psyche.Recommend

  • Whatacountry
    Aug 13, 2016 - 4:43PM

    Remember what Gen Zia ul Haq,told Rajiv Gandhi in Bharat. Read then Defence Minister’s Diary and book by his PS. That should give you some worries Priyanka!Recommend

  • TRON
    Aug 13, 2016 - 5:00PM

    @Mark, I think immediately you should purchase a house in Islamabad or Lahore for future provision.Recommend

  • Shahnawaz
    Aug 13, 2016 - 5:20PM

    First off all mr moody providejustice to your own ppl………your chief justice is asking for filling 500 vacants seats our high court jugdes …….there are more there r more then 4 million pending cases in shining india.Recommend

  • Nationalist
    Aug 13, 2016 - 5:24PM

    Pakistan should also raise the issue of Hyderabad Deccan & Junagadh.Recommend

  • ZAK
    Aug 13, 2016 - 6:16PM

    Modi cannot play with blood of Kashmiries
    in IOK.
    India cannot control Kashmiries movement.
    Kashmir is still disputed and only solution is right to self determination. This has been admitted by India.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Aug 13, 2016 - 6:17PM


    Nothing is banned in Balochistan. neither is media banned.

    Journalists just get killed or abducted. Worse than as being banned.Recommend

  • ZAK
    Aug 13, 2016 - 6:21PM

    Modi Your turban has been colored by blood of Kashmiries.

    We Kashmiries living on Pakistani side are living with full freedom and rights.

    This Azad Kashmir not POK.Recommend

  • Ajeet
    Aug 13, 2016 - 7:21PM

    Modi is taking back from the Arabs what belonged to usRecommend

  • Saeed Masood
    Aug 13, 2016 - 8:32PM

    That clearly shows that Modi admits doing terrorism in Baluchistan, we should be very very careful on the 14th of August this year…Recommend

  • HZR
    Aug 13, 2016 - 9:33PM

    Then why the agitation if Gilgit and other parts of “Kashmir”Recommend

  • ac
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:12PM

    WHO IS Naela Quadri Baloch. she is also in news.Recommend

    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:28PM


    WHO IS Naila Baloch……………Recommend

  • Rao sahab
    Aug 13, 2016 - 10:59PM

    Its just way of talking with sombody in a language which he understand better pakistan keep shouting india doing this n that in kashmir modi ji just just said two lines and whole pakistan is on their toes good job modi jiRecommend

  • Badalta aasman
    Aug 13, 2016 - 11:02PM

    @ac @Al Pacino. Naila Baluch, brahamdagh bugti blah blah blah. We all know who they are. But what are they doing in Afghanistan, Switzerland and before that in England?How do they maintain their lavish life style? Do I need to elaborate? Recommend

  • Javaid Randhawa
    Aug 13, 2016 - 11:02PM

    @Dr peryanka you are aelcome in pakistan try once.Recommend

  • Fazal
    Aug 14, 2016 - 2:31AM

    Common India 2nd Bangladesh is coming upRecommend

  • Mohammed Sattar
    Aug 14, 2016 - 3:10AM

    @Black Hawk:
    Go for it. Recommend

  • syed & syed
    Aug 14, 2016 - 4:07AM

    Why Mr Modi is having pain in his stomach regarding Baluchistan. Perhaps a number of RAW agents were arrested. He better look after his own house in Asam and other places. Regarding Kashmir only Kahmiris are facing and are being killed where as over 7 lakh strong army plus local police and a number if RAW agents are committing heinous crime there. Will Mr. Modi look into it..Recommend

  • Aug 14, 2016 - 6:20AM

    One and only solution of all India Pakistan problems and may be also problems of Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China spilling upto Europe and America and Pakistan itself is to put Pakistan army at it’s right place in a democratic set up. Results will be guaranteed and visible in 15 days.Recommend

  • B Shivaramakrishna
    Aug 14, 2016 - 7:02AM

    Having got away with genocidal crimes against humanity in Bangladesh back in 1971, Pakistan’s Punjab province dominated military should not be allowed to again get away with committing genocide in Baluchistan.Recommend

  • Zarb e Hanood
    Aug 14, 2016 - 7:26AM

    Prime Minister Modi must go further and also speak about atrocities targeting Sindhis. Mohajirs, Pathans, Gilgit Baltistani’s, Shia, Ahmadiyya, Hindu, Christians etc. in Pakistan.Recommend

  • rama
    Aug 14, 2016 - 7:30AM



  • rama
    Aug 14, 2016 - 7:32AM


    More minorities are intimidated and killed in every year in Pakistan than number of minorities since independence in India, Clean you A* before talking about Indian PM Recommend

  • rama
    Aug 14, 2016 - 7:35AM


    I am surprised Muslims in Pakistan talks about rights of human, Everyday your mulllah’s come out in support of anti women statement and minorities including Shia . Please clean your a**e before talking about Indian PMRecommend

  • Hawk
    Aug 14, 2016 - 8:37AM

    My simple questions to Modi. What for is your army there in Afghanistan? What would be your comments if Pakistan army crosses it’s boarder and stays in India’s neighbour country? Is human rights violation record of India better than Pakistan? .Recommend

  • The Ravian
    Aug 14, 2016 - 9:39AM

    Killing of Indian operatives in the hands of Pakistan military in Baluchistan is a sign of worry for Modi.Recommend

  • Sultan Durrani
    Aug 14, 2016 - 10:45AM

    Good, at last this joker Modi has come out openly exposing Indian design of supporting terrorism in Baluchistan.Now those enjoying with PinkTurban from their dear friend must also think something of their own country as well. Recommend

  • Aug 14, 2016 - 11:41AM

    That’s called hit on the right spot. Now that Modi cannot justify killings of innocent Kashmiris you are highlighting Balochistan where terrorists are sponsored by RAW and Afghan intelligence. Social media is loaded with videos in from Indian occupied Kashmir and Modi is crying for Balochistan. Recommend

  • liyaqat
    Aug 14, 2016 - 1:42PM

    Pakistan is nation founded on lie and misconceptions.This wad created by USA and Uk as a buffer state to counter USSR.All the so called democracy is false here.The real rulers are Punjabi based Army.Due to this East Pakistan liberated.Baluchistan and Gilgit are of same category suppresed by Punjabi dominated Army
    if India Intervene then People of gilgit and Baluchistan will welcome.Recommend

  • MSG
    Aug 14, 2016 - 4:23PM

    How’s that for setting the collective pakistani tails on fire. Probably the only thing Modi has done good so farRecommend

  • Reality
    Aug 14, 2016 - 4:25PM

    Unfortunately India has never supported Balochistan but only recognized it as an issue. No financial or arms assistance from India across the border. While Pakistan has directly meddled in the affairs of india with fake currency, arms etc. Had India done the same, Balochistan would have been free long time back.Recommend

  • Viraj Rao
    Aug 14, 2016 - 4:26PM

    ..get ready Pakistan for 2nd bangla desh….Jai Hind…keep it up Sir..Recommend

  • Aug 14, 2016 - 4:28PM

    Keep it up modi Ji,,, It’s show time. Recommend

  • Noble Tufail
    Aug 14, 2016 - 4:34PM

    Lets start from Gujrat and Kashmir Mr.Modi. Recommend

  • Aug 14, 2016 - 9:08PM

    Anyway, bad days for Pakistan. Internal terrorists, external terrorists (both made in Pakistan), Peoples anger in Balochistan and Gilgit, Low credibility among nations, Kicked as foot ball by both Iran and Saudi Arabia, Bad relations with east and west neighbours, Huge cost of providing security to CPEC and Chinese workers, Shylock interest on Chinese investments. Domination by Military, Scarce resources, Low foreign reserves, Unemployed Pakistanis in Arab countries, Draining of finances on securing nuclear weapons, Transfer and investment of looted money to Dubai by ex-Military and Political leaders. Pakistan is on ventilator.Recommend

  • Adi
    Aug 14, 2016 - 9:33PM

    @Saeed Masood:
    You no need to worry on 14th august…all puppets are there nothing is going to happen…Enjoy. hahahaRecommend

  • Adi
    Aug 14, 2016 - 9:43PM

    Yes but first make Baloochistaan free let the people live with freedom…my humble requests to all Pakistaanis please don’t kill our innocent brothers and sisters in Baloochistaan…Recommend

  • Adi
    Aug 14, 2016 - 10:11PM

    Please free Baloochistaan and sindh from Pakistaan and don’t kill our baloochi brothers and sisters…Baloochi Brothers and sister pakistaan Father India is with you don’t worry one day you will be free like Bangladesh..InshaallahRecommend

  • Adi
    Aug 14, 2016 - 10:12PM

    Please free Baloochistaan and sindh from Pakistaan and don’t kill our baloochi brothers and sisters…Baloochi Brothers and sister pakistaan Father India is with you don’t worry one day you will be free like Bangladesh ..InshaallahRecommend

  • Aug 15, 2016 - 11:12AM

    @Hawk: If America was not around your army would have crossed the Afghan borders and occupied many many years ago. Your theory of strategic depth is nothing but occupation of Afghanistan.Recommend

  • Syed Muhammad Ali
    Sep 1, 2016 - 4:57PM

    Modi should first look at the state of affairs in India before speaking out against Pakistan. The situation in Indian states like Jammu & Kashmir,Assam ,Nagaland is no different than the situation in KPK,Balochistan and FATA.Recommend

  • Syed Muhammad Ali
    Sep 1, 2016 - 4:58PM

    Modi should first look at the state of affairs in India before speaking out against Pakistan. The situation in Indian states like Jammu & Kashmir,Assam ,Nagaland is no different than the situation in KPK,Balochistan and F.A.T.A.Recommend

  • mopu
    Oct 14, 2016 - 2:45PM

    And your ex chief justice is asking your PM to prove his innocence on panama leaks !!!Recommend

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