In America we say “Thank you, but no.”
You are very honorable person, Mr. B. Raman, because you are the clean and secular version of Pakistan’s dirty and Islamist Lt. Gen (Retd.) Hamid Gul.
I understand you love to promote India’s interests no matter what.
In your recent article, I noted you wrote, ”The Indian Government has been understandably silent because at a time when it has been trying to improve its relations with Pakistan it would find it difficult to come out openly in moral—if not material—support of the Balochs.”
At another place, you wrote, “One understands that the Government cannot be articulate and active in this matter.”
I beg to differ from your contention. The Indian government being the largest democracy on earth can not be absolved of its responsibility of not doing anything about Balochistan. If not for the Baloch people, but in its own enlightened self-interest, India has failed to act. New Delhi’s castration defies logic.
You have rightly said the civil society and the celebrities of India must speak out, but the primary responsibility lies on the shoulders of the government in New Delhi.
Sorry sir one can not understand what game India is playing in Balochistan. According to renowned U.S. scholar Selig S. Harrison, had India been serious about Balochistan things would have been different. But you guys want to use the Baloch like French leather as quid pro quid for Pakistan’s jihad in Kashmir. You just want to have a nuisance value, nothing beyond that.
You have spoken about Pakistan’s dirty war in Balochistan but you are silent about the fact that the script for the dirty war that began in July 2010 in Balochistan and one that has devoured more than 300 best sons of Balochistan was written at the Sharam al-Shaikh meeting between premiers Man Mohan Singh and Yusuf Raza Gilani in July 2009. Mr. Singh had inked that narrative by mentioning Balochistan and terrorism by name.
I know for a fact, in stead of Switzerland young Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti’s first preference was to go to India but your government said no to him. The Khan of Kalat Mir Suleman Daud Ahmadzai wanted to take the Balochistan case to the International Court of Justice but the required diplomatic support from India never came.
From day one, when a delegation of the Kalat State National Party, that included the Mir Ghous Bakhsh Bizenjo, came to New Delhi prior to partition to seek India’s help to guarantee Balochistan’s freedom to this day, your government has done nothing.
Just few months ago, you helped Pakistan get a seat at the United Nations Security Council. In fall 2010, one of your moles from Kashmir organized a conference in Geneva where a known agent of the Inter-Services Intelligence, who are busy killing the Baloch, was presented as a human rights defender. This is pathetic.
Sorry Mr. B. Raman, if your government can not go the whole nine yards, your premier, foreign minister, home minister are not willing to openly engage the Baloch leaders and speak out against the genocide in Balochistan, then you must not talk either.
All India has done is hired part-time – not even full time — moles. Theypursue their small interests while Balochistan bleeds profusely. Is this a service that the agency you once headed, the Research and Analysis Wing, is providing to Balochistan?
I am sorry to point out but it is a fact RAW agents in West are the ones who are tagging innocent civilians in Balochistan as spies and defending their killing.
Your moles only create more problems for the political society of Balochistan.