Mangal Panday , Bhagat Singh , Azaad , Raajguru remind us not of a bunch of hooligans chanting for and instigating mindless rebellion but of a voice whose movement shocked the colonial raaj out of its brutish complacency- forcing them to address the grievances and the discontent (though it took long time for them to actually start behaving yet these were the first steps). These men and their resonating voices which all sounded for united-India’s independence and for united-Indiaâ€™s right to self-determination had, still have and will continue to have meaning for the people of our part of the world. These men might have used arms but what lead to their aggression is not a random moment of the day- a whole tradition of injustice was responsible for it and finally lead to it. They were, are, and will continue to be united-Indiaâ€™s heroes no matter how devouringly strong an institution may come to criticize them.
Then why has it happened that people who honoured those who fought against injustice should drive others to a point and then try to stifle rightful rebellion of a land that has undergone exploitation since the inception of Pakistan, in terms of its resources, in terms of the royalties that it deserves for having its resources used up by the rest of the country- exploitation that now has exceeded beyond limitation and definition, injustice and abuse that are subtly being categorized under terms such as security measures, collateral damage(the most heartless term in the area of modern warfare) and various other terms readily available these days
There are people who do not see anything crucial in the â€˜law and orderâ€™ situation in Balochistan and call the locals â€˜insurgentsâ€™ who as far as the government is concerned clearly support terrorists and should therefore be held accountable for their confederacy with them. General Sahib is persistent as far as military action in some parts of the region is concerned, regions where locals reside in large numbers and eventually innocent locals are being victimized which will lead to nothing positive â€“ only rebellion can come out of such disregard for civilians of oneâ€™s own country. On top of the blatant stupidity, and of all the organizations operating within Pakistan, the Balochistan Liberation Front ( BLF ) has been declared a terrorist organization immediately and apparently for having claimed responsibility for certain blasts but actually for raising its voice to attain provincial autonomy and against Punjabistanâ€™s exploitative measures.