BALOCHISTAN: Pro-India protests have been staged by residents of Balochistan, condemning cases filed by Pakistan government against three Baloch leaders who praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s August 15 Independence Day speech.
Cases have been filed against leaders Brahumdagh Bugti, Karima Baloch and Hyrbyair Marri.
Baloch leader Brahumdagh Bugti reacting over pro-India protests in Baloch region, said, “This is the reaction of the people over PM Modi’s statement. Case have been filed after we thanked Modi ji. People were beaten for doing this. Army was also brought in. Thousands of cases have been filed against me in Pakistan. They question me as to why I support Modi ji’s speech. I said that I will continue to support Modi ji’s statement.”
PM Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on August 15 clarified that India stands by the people of Balochistan in PoK. Modi also highlighted India’s firm stand against terror and condemned atrocities against Balochistan residents by Pakistani establishement. He also said that Baloch people had thanked him for India’s support to them.