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Anti-Pakistan rally

June 12, 2019

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A RALLY was held in Hannover city of Germany to denounce Pakistan’s nuclear test on May 28, 1998 (Yaum-e-Takbeer). The protesters, inter alia, claimed that the tests have changed Balochistan’s ecology (drought, stillborn babies, etc.).

The rally had telltale signs that it was sponsored by India, US and some other hostile countries.

Miffed at the UN report on human rights violation in India-held Kashmir, India has intensified its propaganda about so-called human rights violations in tribal areas and Balochistan.

‘Free Balochistan’ has reportedly set up an office in India, while one can see offensive anti-Pakistan posters on taxi cabs and buses in Britain, besides Switzerland.

The United Kingdom proscribed the Baloch Liberation Army 11 years ago. But the European Union is still to follow suit.

To shore up its image as a peaceful neighbour, India should close ‘Free Balochistan’ office on its soil and stop resuscitating propaganda skeletons out of pre-Bangladesh closet.

Asghar Javed

Islamabad

Published in Dawn, June 12th, 2019