Members of different zones of Baloch National Movement held memorial references in different parts of Balochistan in connection with the death anniversary of Baloch national leader Baba Khair Bakhsh.
A memorial reference in this regard was presided over by Central Junior Vice Chairman Babul Latif Baloch. The ceremony began with two minutes of silence in memory of the martyrs of Balochistan.
Addressing the commemorative reference, Central Junior Vice Chairman Ustad Babil Latif said that nations didn’t declare war against the occupiers lost their identity and perished. Death is an inescapable fact that will come in all circumstances, so let us devout our lives for national sake and would remain alive in history.
He further said that if we discussed the Baloch national struggle for independence and Baloch nationalism, it became clear that the history and interpretation of Baloch nationalism was incomplete without mentioning Baba Khair Bakhsh Marri.
“Today, the Baloch Sarmacahrs and activists, following the philosophy of Baba Khairbakhsh Marri, have brought the war to a point from where there is no way back. In the past we used to study or refer to Vietnam War, Algeria War, Bangladesh War but today the same events are happening in Balochistan and we belong to the generation which is witnessing all these events with its own eyes. Today, neither the dignity of the Baloch is safe, nor the resources, nor the Baloch sons and daughters. Tomorrow, when we succeed in bringing this war of independence to its final destination, other oppressed nations of the world will cite, for example, the sacrifice and thought of the Baloch nation.”
Ustad Babul Latif Baloch at the end of his speech said that no person in the world was complete and no famous leader was complete without criticism. Of course, Baba Khair bakhsh’s personality can be criticized. And as human beings there would be some weaknesses in him but his sacrifices and thoughts would always guide us.
BNM Central Committee members Chief Aslam Baloch and Hameed Baloch also addressed a reference. In his address, they said that all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the Baloch struggle for independence were heroes of the Baloch nation who gave a new thought and philosophy to the Baloch nation by sacrificing their lives. In the same way, the political thinking and armed struggle of our national leader Baba Marri introduced the nation to a new thought process.
Speaking on the occasion, the speakers said that the role of party and organizations was important in national movements because the credit for bringing national liberation movements to it destination went to the party and organizations. Because individuals would perish but the role of parties and organizations wer important in carrying forward the thoughts and ideas of the individual.
BNM Welfare Secretary Iqbal Baloch and Central Committee member Hanif Baloch and others also attended another reference. Addressing the reference, the central leaders said that Baba Khair Bakhsh Marri was a scholar and far-sighted politician.
He devoted his entire life to the Baloch National Liberation Movement, national identity of Baloch nation and a bright future for them. “Today Baba Khair Bakhsh Marri physically is not among us but his teachings and political philosophy are inculcated in the mind of every Baloch. He endured hardships and remained in exile for the sake of Baloch national independence and national survival.” added Iqbal Baloch.
Another memorial event was attended by a large number of female and male members. At the event, BNM senior activist Kambar Baloch introduced the participants to the life, philosophy and politics of Baba Khair Bakhsh Marri.
He said that the role of Baba Khair Bakhsh Marri guided us in the struggle for Baloch independence.