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Baloch observe Martyrs Day

AT-KABUL: The Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) had organized memorial events in Balochistan and abroad to pay tributes to martyrs of Baloch freedom struggle.

In a statement issued from London the other day, the movement said that every year Baloch nation organize memorial services and events on 13 November to remember the struggle of their fallen heroes and renew their pledge to continue the mission of martyrs of liberation struggle.

Around 177 year ago when the British attacked and divided Balochistan into three parts, Balochistan was a united county. The Baloch ruler Mir Mehrab Khan and his companions embraced martyrdom on 13 November, 1839 while defending his country [Balochistan] against British aggressors.

The FBM said, “November, 13 has been chosen to pay homage to those brave sons and daughters of Baloch who sacrificed their lives and remained steadfast during the national freedom movement. This day (13 November) is not dedicated to a particular group, tribe or personality, on this day we pay our respect to all martyrs regardless of their affiliation with any party or their status in society.”

Baloch have not only remembered their martyrs and victims of “Pakistan occupied Balochistan but the Baloch victims of Iranian state atrocities” also. The movement furthered that the Baloch national anthem, Baloch national flag and Baloch Martyrs Day are symbol of Baloch unity and proof that they are a separate nation. “Civilized nations despite political difference, will not compromise on their national unity and national symbols.”

FBM appealed the Baloch nation to remember all Baloch martyrs who paid the ultimate price of their lives for a better future for Balochistan and added, “on this day we renew our determination to continue to the mission of Baloch martyrs till victory.”

Meanwhile, the movement activists have announced to organize memorial services in Afghanistan, Germany, Greece, Sweden and United Kingdom.

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