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Balochistan Gets a Military Operation On Christmas Eve
Written by Qurratulain (Annie) Zaman On 27 December 2012 @ 1:07 am | 10 Comments
In Breaking News, Citizen Media, English, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Pakistan, South Asia, War & Conflict, Weblog
The Pakistan army has launched a military operation in the Awaran district of Balochistan  on Christmas Eve. Apparently the operation was targeting the Tehsil Mashkai of separatist leader Dr. Allah Nazar’s  home in Mahi village.
Let us build Pakistan (LUBP) blogs:
Tarek Fatah tweets:
Dr Allah Nazar Baloch family was specifically targeted in the action. His aged mother along with other family members mostly women and children are injured. Homes of Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, his brother Safar Khan Baloch along with dozens of other homes are arsoned after looting. They have taken away Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, brother-in-Laws Shah Baig Baloch and Naeem Baloch with many Baloch youngsters.
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 25, 2012 
According to the Baloch twitterati, the 72-hour long military action targeted the civilian population. The memorial account of Baloch independence icon Balaach Marri  continued tweeting the updates on the military operation and death toll. Balaach was killed in a military operation in 2007.
MASHKAY Civilian Death Toll Rises to 31: inc. 12 from same family, women and children mainly targeted in bombardment #BalochistanOperation 
— TheBaloch (@BalaachMarri) December 26, 2012 
— TheBaloch (@BalaachMarri) December 26, 2012 
#BalochistanOperation  BBC wants to use the pictures I just shared. Unfortunately they don't have a single correspondent in Balochistan.
— QZ (@Natrani) December 26, 2012 
Let us build Pakistan  blogs:
„Mainstream media is busy airing stories on singer Annie domestic issues with her husbands. They know, it will cater more interest than any news about war ravaged Balochistan.”
The incomplete list of civilians killed in the operation is also shared on twitter .
Incomplete list of martyrs & injured in yesterday's military operation by Pakistan Army at Mashkay Balochistan. twitter.com/Barifee/status… 
— Borhaan Arifee (@Barifee) December 26, 2012 
There are few pictures circulated on social media  however the authenticity of these pictures are still not confirmed.
This is not the first military operation by the Pakistan army or the Frontier Corps in Balochistan. However, the Balochistan issue never gets much attention in the mainstream media and political discourse. Baloch twitterati mostly live in exile or tweet anonymously due to security reasons.
Ignorants: -those who think any military Opdoesn't violate civilians Human Rights – shame on those calling Baloch tweeps liars #Mashkey 
— salma jafar (@Chiltan) December 26, 2012 
— Faiz Baluch فیض بلوچ (@Faiz_Baluch) December 26, 2012 
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URLs in this post:
 Balochistan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balochistan
 Dr. Allah Nazar’s: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allah_Nazar_Baloch
 Let us build Pakistan : http://criticalppp.com/archives/234971
 Image: http://www.demotix.com/photo/1414450/protesters-call-end-repression-balochistan&popup=1
 Tarek Fatah: https://twitter.com/TarekFatah/status/283569557799579648
 #Balochistan: https://twitter.com/search/%23Balochistan
 bnchr.com/english/news/1…: http://t.co/t9oNYKTx
 Balaach Marri: http://twitter.com/BalaachMarri/
 #BalochistanOperation: https://twitter.com/search/%23BalochistanOperation
 December 26, 2012: https://twitter.com/BalaachMarri/status/283861143519371264
 #PakVsInd: https://twitter.com/search/%23PakVsInd
 December 26, 2012: https://twitter.com/BalaachMarri/status/283788710603001856
 December 26, 2012: https://twitter.com/Natrani/status/283877223574953984
 Let us build Pakistan: http://criticalppp.com/archives/234971
 also shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/Barifee/statuses/283866272746319872
 twitter.com/Barifee/status…: http://t.co/Ab2GAlZ7
 December 26, 2012: https://twitter.com/Barifee/status/283866272746319872
 social media: http://baluchsarmachar.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/mashkay-operation-an-analysis/
 #Mashkey: https://twitter.com/search/%23Mashkey
 December 26, 2012: https://twitter.com/Chiltan/status/283826429991464962
 #Mashkay: https://twitter.com/search/%23Mashkay
 December 26, 2012: https://twitter.com/Faiz_Baluch/status/283998984278781952
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