Baloch leader hopes for Bangladesh-like liberation for Balochistan from Pakistan

ANI | Updated: Dec 17, 2017 00:21 IST

New Delhi [India], December 17 (ANI): A prominent Baloch leader on Saturday wished Bangladesh on their 'Victory Day' and hoped that liberation struggle of Balochistan from Pakistan's "tyranny" would also result in independence one day.

"Happy Victory Day to the people of Bangladesh. They won their freedom from the tyrant state of Pakistan through brave struggle and sacrifices. The Baloch nation longs for the same victory and we hope to achieve it soon," President of Baloch Republican Party Brahumdagh Bugti tweeted.

India and Bangladesh celebrate December 16 as 'Vijay Diwas' and Victory Day, respectively, every year to mark their military's victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971, which eventually led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

Many in Pakistan's province of Balochistan have also been demanding independence citing years of oppressive rule.

In addition to this, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings are allegedly used as covert tools by Pakistani authorities to suppress their struggle. (ANI)