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Need to eradicate 'cancer' called Pakistan: Baloch activist

Updated: Aug 16, 2016 08:30 IST

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for speaking about atrocities being committed by the Pakistani military on the Baloch people, Mazadak Dilshad Baloch, a prominent Baloch activist, called upon the world leaders to stand for the cause of its people to help eradicate a 'cancer' called Pakistan.

"We are grateful to the Prime Minister of India. The whole Baloch 'nation' is grateful to him and this is a leading step towards the support to the freedom of Balochistan. I think all the civilised world leaders should stand up for the cause of Balochistan and its people, help them move forward, help them get independence and help them finish this 'cancer' called Pakistan," he told ANI.

Dilshad Baloch further said the Pakistani army, with the help of the government, is conducting genocide against the Baloch people.

"Genocide is going on in Balochistan. Any kind of atrocity you name, it's their in Balochistan. More than 20,000 people have disappeared. They are depriving people of their identity; they are depriving them of their nationality; and they are depriving them of freedom," he said.

Prime Minister Modi, during his address on the occasion of nation's 70th Independence Day, highlighted Islamabad's atrocities on Gilgit-Balstistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"People of Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK have thanked me a lot in past few days, I am grateful to them," he said.

"This is the example of our humanitarian approach, but there are some countries who glorify terrorists. To the youth, who have taken up guns, I urge them to return to their parents and shun violence," he added.(ANI)