In an event which could leave Pakistan red-faced, Baloch people in Leipzig, Germany today raised Indian flag and protested against the country. Balochistan has long been revolting against the atrocities which Pakistan has been inflicting on the people of the province. This is the second such incident, where India’s flag was raised in protest. The incidents came to light after Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned Balochistan in his Independence day speech. Earlier this week, Indian flag along with pictures of PM Modi and Baloch freedom fighter, Akbar Bugti were held in protests in Balochistan.
PM Narendra Modi in his Independence speech had said, “The people of Balochistan, the people of Gilgit, the people of Pak-occupied Kashmir have thanked me in such a manner, from places that I have never been and never had a chance to meet, they have sent wishes to the people of India and thanked us,” Modi said. “I am grateful to them.”
Baloch leader’s grandson, Brahumdagh Bugti thanking PM Narendra Modi had said that he hopes that every Indian citizen will support their struggle. He also referred to Baluchistan as a “region ridden with religious extremism and terrorism” and said that Indian media and Indian film industry can play a vital role in their struggle. Balochistan CM however, had dismissed PM Modi’s statement and had said it was an attempt to foment terrorism in the province.
Pakistan government, last week had filed five cases of sedition against the leaders of the Baloch struggle.