Modi govt gives go ahead to AIR for programs in Balochi language

In yet another attempt to unnerve Pakistan over the Balochistan issue, the All India Radio is soon expected to start programs in Balochi language, a report on Wednesday said.

Updated: Aug 31, 2016, 14:18 PM IST
Modi govt gives go ahead to AIR for programs in Balochi language

New Delhi: In yet another attempt to unnerve Pakistan over the Balochistan issue, the All India Radio is soon expected to start programs in Balochi language, a report on Wednesday said.

According to AIR sources, the Narendra Modi-led government has given the approval for the same.

Ever since, PM Modi, in his Independence Day speech, came out openly in support of "freedom" for Balochistan and "Pakistan-occupied Kashmir", Islamabad has resorted to more brutal force to silence the locals.

Meanwhile, Baloch activists have claimed that Pakistan Army used chemical weapons after PM Modi's I-Day speech.

Even PM Modi's call for freedom of the restive areas didn't go down well with China. A state-run Chinese daily on Monday cried foul over India's move to extend enhanced compensation for victims of terror to people of PoK, saying Modi has "lost patience and switched to the expected hardline tone of hostility.

Notably, Baloch leaders have rallied behind New Delhi's call for freedom for Balochistan and Chinese intervention in the area.

Balochistan leaders Brahumdagh Bugti and Ashraf Sherjan have expressed their gratitude towards India for highlighting the Balochistan issue internationally.

The PoK region has been witnessing huge protests in recent past. Locals in the region have been agitating on the streets to protest against the rigged July 21 election and Pakistan's occupation of the region.