India confirms presence of Baloch activist in New Delhi

Published: October 9, 2015
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Baloch nationalist Balaach Pardili, who has taken refuge in India.— PHOTO: PRASHANT NAKWE

Baloch nationalist Balaach Pardili, who has taken refuge in India.— PHOTO: PRASHANT NAKWE

India on Thursday confirmed the presence of Baloch activist Balaach Pardili in New Delhi.

Vikas Swarup, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said the presence of the Baloch representative proves again that “India has always been home to the persecuted people from all over the world.”

The Hindu had reported on Thursday that the New Delhi-based Balaach Pardili, a representative of the Hyrbyair Marri-led Free Balochistan Movement, has begun campaigning for the freedom of Balochistan.

The London-based Marri confirmed to The Hindu that Pardili has been assigned the task of creating awareness about human rights violations in Balochistan.

Pardili, who spoke in public on October 4 under the banner of Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena (BSKS), told The Hindu that he is ready to campaign under the banner of BSKS for separation of Balochistan from Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan said the presence of Pardili in Delhi proves India is fomenting trouble in Balochistan. A Pakistani diplomatic source said that in response, Pakistan might take up issues in India’s North-eastern region, The Hindu reported.

In a phone call to The Hindu from London, Marri said the Baloch exiles in the West are a tiny but effective group of campaigners who have struggled hard to draw India’s attention. “We deserve India’s support as India is the largest democracy and we believe India must shoulder the responsibility of upholding the tradition of democracy and human rights in the South Asian region.”

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mistakenly reported that Baloch leader Nawabzada Hyrbyair Marri is in New Delhi. The error is regretted. 

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  • ali sindhi
    Oct 9, 2015 - 6:52PM

    So what.. if we also took great care of Osama n family and give medical treatment to late moula omar Recommend

  • turbo
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:11PM

    human rights and India…you’ve got to be kidding me!Recommend

  • abdullah
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:11PM

    Baloch are moving away from the idea of a seperate land.so he decided to land in india .poor guy he is now capable of nothing as you knw what has happened with talibans.after them its your time .All terrorists in balochistan will be eliminated.Recommend

  • Rehman
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:48PM

    Indian terror link in Balochistan insurgency is confirmed nowRecommend

  • Ibrar
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:48PM

    We know Indians will go to any extent to damage Pakistan but do they have even the slightest morals authority left when they complain to the world about Hafiz Saeed while continuing their own evil acts against Pakistan. And does not India stoop lowest when it blames Pakistan for giving home to Ibrahim Dawood? India projects itself the biggest dwarf in the world.

    Pakistan Zindabad!Recommend

  • Saif
    Oct 9, 2015 - 7:55PM

    @abdullah:
    what can he do …he doen’t want to end like Nawab bugti ..killed by Musharraf !Recommend

  • Oct 9, 2015 - 7:58PM

    from 2008 to 2014 people in pakistan were having a sense of insecurity and hopelessness as their was insurgency in fata, kpk, and balochistan, there was also a huge propaganda on media against pakistan across the world, there was also a huge corruption and people were really hopeless, but now everything is getting in the right direction, people are hopeful about improving law and order situation, counter terrorism operations, counter extremism frame work,there was a confusion among people in pakistan, many people were thinking that may be taliban are working for islamic state establishment but now there is no confusion,people are supporting state to eradicate terrorism, pakistan got 45 billion us dollars investment promised, many projects are under construction,people faith has now been restored on the state of pakistan, many electricity projects are also on the track to completion, so pakistan will come out of the crisis of the turn of the decade 2020. there people damn care about one person in india for propaganda against pakistan, people know can cant do anything.Recommend

  • Loyal
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:00PM

    The original article on “The Hindu” does not say that Hyrbyair Marri himself is in India but his representative “Balaach Pardili”.Recommend

  • samir
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:05PM

    He better not eat Beef thereRecommend

  • Ab Hussain
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:06PM

    WoW, sheltering ALTAF HUSSAIN and Baloch Separatists in the name of Asylum is old business of India and England…Recommend

  • Sunny
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:14PM

    This move shows how frustrated India is getting with China–Pakistan Economic Corridor.Recommend

  • Amir
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:24PM

    Why have Pakistan got nuclear and not using it on these traitors. Bangladesh was the different situation altogether but these traitors are not going to see a single inch from Pakistan getting separated in sha Allah.

    Time also to teach a lesson to uncle Sam (Indiana Jones = india). They never understands the language of friendship. Recommend

  • Marzia Raza
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:25PM

    “India has always been home to the persecuted people from all over the world.” Oh, so true when one thinks of Dalits and adivasis. Recommend

  • Abbas Mirza
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:27PM

    India will not do half jo or bits and pecies, unlike previous aimless eras, Modi era is visioned to grip the regional political eco system. If India started serious support to BLA then it would be another LTTE, it took decades to stop the fire, and in present financial level, Pakistan will collapse and follow Afganistan. Recommend

  • Kushal
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:31PM

    There goes two nation theory.. once again..Recommend

  • Rajveer Singh Aurora
    Oct 9, 2015 - 8:52PM

    If India can support Balochistan then Pakistan should support Khaalistan and Assamese/Manipuri people for freedom.

    Balochistan is not the equivalent of Kashmir, it’s equivalent is Khaalistan.Recommend

  • Shehryar
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:01PM

    Two nation theory is alive and kicking .
    Thanks to you ,
    Two nation theory is all about differences between Hindus and Muslims of subcontinent . differences of the kind that our heroes are your villains and vice versa.
    It is proven everyday in India.
    Recent example : beef hypocrisy Recommend

  • Khan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:16PM

    Rat ran away from UK after realizing that he may be handed over per UK deal with PAKISTAN who are seeking murderer of MQM activist.Recommend

  • salman
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:22PM

    Pakistani media should give coverage to this news as much as possible in international media as well. This clearly proves Indian involvement in Balochistan and FATA. Pakistan’s proofs to UN also turned out to be reliable and before that, BBC report. India’s veil of supporting rough elements inside Pakistan is crystal clear now.Recommend

  • Kam
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:24PM

    “India has always been home to persecuted people from all over the world”
    I dont know what to do after reading this? Should I die of laughing or suspect the mental health of the person making this statement. I mean what kind of persecuted make India home? People who are killed just because rumoured of eating beef? I mean how many syrians have been taken by India so far or how many rohingas next door in burma?
    I think India considers fleeing terrorists as persecuted people as well.Recommend

  • sterry
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:30PM

    @Abbas Mirza: India can do all it wants but sheltering a few disgruntled sardars and paying them hasn’t work for the past few decades and it won’t work now. India used Afghanistan as a base for decades and all that happened was that the poor Afghans became refugees all over the world smuggling themselves here and there for “panah”. Chuck Hegel mentioned Indian involvement in Baluchistan via Afghanistan before. The reality is that most Baluch are pro Pakistani, especially the large groups of Pashtun who live there. There is a reason why more and more Baluch are signing up to join Pakistani security forces. A few Sardars who want foreign money to betray their own people means nothing except the wasting of Indian resources and money! Keep trying Modi.Recommend

  • wadda gosht
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:33PM

    Be safe and do not consume beef.Recommend

  • Extra
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:34PM

    @Abbas Mirza:
    Aaah! typical Indian mentality…. wishful thinking and not knowing the ground realities…Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:44PM

    india sheltering terrorists? i’m shocked. so india acknowledges it supports terrorism inside pakistan. Recommend

  • Hammad
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:48PM

    @Abbas Mirza:
    We are not Srilanka. If we go down, we will make sure India go with us. So India should play its cards carefully. Recommend

  • Mir zuhrayn Khan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:55PM

    Imagine Pakistan hosting a meeting with a representative of the Khalistan movement or the jillanis of Kashmir(hurs). How would the Indians feel then? Will they still think India is home to the persecuted people of the world? On behalf of the baloch qoum(nation) I assure you that we will not seperate ourselves from the motherland (Pakistan) till our last drop of blood. If India ever looks upon Pakistan with a dirty eye, we will be the first to stand up and face the aggressor!Recommend

  • Iqrar
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:56PM

    A reminder from India, ” if you are supporting the separatists and Pak flag waving militants, we have characters like this to continue terror in Pakistan”. One of the cards to be put before Obama before NS visits Washington as a proof of Pakistan’s human right record to neutralise allegations of Indian atrocities in Kashmir and on its minorities. India thinks it now ought to have. monopoly over the U.S. since it shifted its loyalties from USSR but America so far is not listening and wants to remain friendly with Pakistan. But that will make India more restless so it will continue to link every bad things originating from Pakistan.Recommend

  • Jawad U Rahman
    Oct 9, 2015 - 9:56PM

    @Kushal:
    The Hindutva brigade has proven how right Jinnah was in foreseeing what a United India had in store for Muslims. From Gujarat to Muzaffarnagar to Dadri, we are reminded what might have been. Recommend

  • Oct 9, 2015 - 10:19PM

    Tit for tat. India should use to win freedom for the persecuted Balochis. Recommend

  • Zahid
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:23PM

    Loser. I know Baloch people and have relatives all over balochistan. I have heard complaints but never talk about separation. They are patriotic Pakistani as anyone I have ever seen. This guy just destroyed his tribal chief credentials. Better stay put in india. And remember no beef.Recommend

  • Seadorff
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:29PM

    People commenting here are forgetting that Dalai Lama took shelter some 50 years back . So present development is nothing new !!Recommend

  • Gunmaster
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:36PM

    Good that India is supporting the baloch in their freedom struggle. We should also support the Sindhi’s in their quest for freedom. Recommend

  • Usman777
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:45PM

    India has been doing this since 1950… Nothing new. Human rights! What a joke. Recommend

  • Mahesh
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:47PM

    @abdullah:
    Please watch the videos in YouTube of Balochis and Mohajirs shouting ‘Azadi’ outside of UN while your PM was giving his usual broken record speech.Recommend

  • Bharat
    Oct 9, 2015 - 10:50PM

    Welcome home Mr. Marri…. Welcome to your motherland. A Mother has all the capability to save its children from evil eyes……..Recommend

  • Romm
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:13PM

    Now Pakistan has the Justification to give refuge to all wanted people in Bombay attack. Another slap of the face of Neo Liberals of Pakistan.
    Thanks Indian Government for letting the world know whatsoever Pakistan Army says is True.
    Now Pakistani Establishment would not be defensive in front of People misguided by Aman Ki Asha…. Recommend

  • Khan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:25PM

    Who cares? Balochistan insurgency is collapsing day by day, and clearly he can no longer afford the living expenses of London.Recommend

  • Malatesh
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:28PM

    What is the problem here? Does his presence in Delhi provide any evidence of India’s involvement in Pakistan occupied Baluchistan? This fellow also goes to different countries.. Do Pakistan blame all the countries makes dossier against all the counties where he travels? Recommend

  • Abrar Tariq Bloach
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:33PM

    Majority of Blochistan People are with Pakistan, they do NOT like Nawabs and Sardar becz these Sardars are responsible for current worse situation in Blochistan. These same nawabs and sardars do NOT want bloach people to get education, that is why when these self exile bloach sardars were in power in Bloachistan., they did not open news schools and kept people deprived of their rights. New Bloach generation knows all these nonsense sardars thats why majority of bloachs do not like these self exile sardars. Everything was fine when These sardars were in power, but as soon as they were kicked out due to their poor performance , out-dated sardari style governance and attrocities against common bloach people, these same sardar started chanted slogans against Pakistan. These Sardars are tyring to misguidd bloach people just to rule blochistan in order to establish their out-dated sardari system, which means no school, college , hospital.Recommend

  • Striver
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:36PM

    ..and the US hasn’t helped either what with allowing India a strong foothold in Afghanistan from where it carries out its terrorism in Pakistan.

    Where-ever US goes it leaves the palace in a mess. It left a mess for us after the Soviet withdrew from Afghanistan and its left a mess for us yet again. When we try to clean it up it has the audacity to blame us.

    I see another 5 years of mayhem and killings. Unless of course, our political leadership can forcefully put its case to the world. NO HOLD YOUR BREATH. It won’t happen. Recommend

  • Osama Ashfaq
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:43PM

    Mukti Bahni, Al Zulfiqar, Afghans, Marri, MQM and you would soon find Fazlullah in Delhi too. Does India seriously wants this, I mean seriously. Should we start thinking that India was behind APS?? Seriously, does India want this. Because the consequences would be lethal.Recommend

  • Simon
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:50PM

    @Shehryar:
    Pakistan came to existence because of Two Nation Theory but alas people have not honored their tow nation blessings. One day they might realize that Muslims left in India too want to reunite with them and strengthen the case of Pakistan.Recommend

  • ahsan
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:53PM

    @Mahesh:
    Everyone knows these shoutings outside UN were orchestrated by India.Recommend

  • Ali Baloch
    Oct 9, 2015 - 11:57PM

    Wow so many people here know the “ground realities” of Balochistan, I guess I should ignore the fact that my shepherd whose house was bombed and his family killed and who left for the mountains last week to fight for independence also doesn’t know the ground realities.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Oct 10, 2015 - 12:01AM

    LOL

    Khalistan
    Manipur
    J&K
    Assam
    The list goes on!

    I am part Baluch and I can tell you the majority of the people in Baluchistan will never leave Pakistan.

    We need to solve J&K and lean live like good neighbors

    Indians and Pakistanis need to think out of the box and solve problems, not create new ones.Recommend

  • Indian
    Oct 10, 2015 - 5:21PM

    Ab ayega maza. Let us see who wins this game. Recommend

  • Human
    Oct 10, 2015 - 5:27PM

    @ali sindhi:
    even Americans deny thatRecommend

  • Muhammad
    Oct 10, 2015 - 8:42PM

    @BruteForce:
    What a mean statement issued by a looser from from his rat-pit?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Oct 10, 2015 - 9:39PM

    @Mir zuhrayn Khan: We have actually done both those things!Recommend

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