Balochistanis seek India's help in freedom
Balochistan reaches boiling point
By Aleem Maqbool
BBC News, Gwadar
There has been an insurgency in Balochistan for more autonomy
The threats to Pakistan's future do not just come from the recent wave of militant attacks, but also from discontent in communities around the country.
Gwadar is almost as remote a town in Pakistan as you can get. On the coast of the country's largest province, Balochistan, close to the Iranian border, it is nearly 2,000km (1,250 miles) from the capital, Islamabad.
Down on the shabby beaches, people earn a living the way they have done for generations, fishing and boat-building.
It might, at first, feel like it is a world away from the violence elsewhere.
But trouble's simmering here too.
'Fight for rights'
In a small, dark, compound, we met members of various separatist groups - the Baloch National Front, Balochistan Republican Party and Balochistan Liberation Army.
The Pakistani government doesn't do anything for us... nobody cares
We hear their grievances, and their threats.
"What else do we have left," says Rehman Arif, of the BRP, "except our guns, and to fight for our rights?
"This region of Balochistan, which has seen civilisation for thousands of years, is being oppressed by Pakistan. We're ready to accept assistance from anyone in our fight. We appeal to India for help."
This public plea for help from the country's sworn enemy will alarm Pakistanis.
So too might the fact that almost everyone we came across in the town supported moves for their province to break away from Pakistan.......
My question is why does GOI does not show its support to Balochistan freedom movement directly like pakistan doess for kashmir??
Forgive me if this is already posted by someone else..kindly merge if so..