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'Raw agent's arrest' a lie, want India's support against 'terrorist' Pakistan: Baloch women's group prez

According to media reports, Kulbhushan Yadav was allegedly arrested by a intelligence agencies in Balochistan last week and he was later shifted to Islamabad for investigation.

'Raw agent's arrest' a lie, want India's support against 'terrorist' Pakistan: Baloch women's group prez

New Delhi: In yet another revelation, Pakistan's lie has been nailed once again. World Baloch Women’s Forum president Naela Quadri Baloch on Saturday denied having any information about the alleged 'RAW agent' whom Pakistan claims to have arrested from Balochistan.

Hitting out at the Nawaz Sharif-led government, Naela Quadri Baloch strongly condemned Pakistan's atrocities against Balochistan. 

She further said India must support the people of Balochistan and stop Pakistan from committing genocide against her people. "The demand of the Baloch people that India should intervene in Balochistan, India should stop Pakistan from genociding Baloch people. India should do it. But India is not doing it. India is not playing their role what they should have," ANI quoted her as saying.

"Balochistan is not in Pakistan, it is occupied by Pakistan," she added. 

Rubbishing Pakistan's claim about arresting a 'RAW agent' from Balochinstan, the president of World Baloch Women’s Forum said, "There is no RAW or any other agencies who support Baloch. If they really supported us, till now we were free. We would have been an independent country now like Bangladesh​."

Talking about the detained Indian naval officer Kulbushan Yadav, who has reportedly confessed in a video about his involvement in an alleged spying activity in the country, especially in Balochistan, Baloch said it is a trap by Pakistan. "It's a lie (arrest of RAW agent), we don't know from where they arrested him & they're showing that it was from Pakistan," she said.  

She further said, "They craft the things like this. They don't accept what they are doing in Balochistan. They are genociding Baloch people and killing at mass level. They are raping Baloch women in their captivity. They kill all the men and take all the women and burn the villages."

Urging India and Afghanistan to take a strong stand against all these, Baloch said it was the responsibility of India and Afghan to support them. "Independent Balochistan is a promise for a non-nuclear region. It's a promise for safety of India and Afghanistan, it's a promise for economic development of India and Afghanistan and Central Asia and Arab countries and the whole world. We are the junction the connecting point. If we are occupied by a terrorist Pakistan and you are silent, then how you can expect peace in your country?" she added.

Pakistan earlier released a six-minute video of detained Indian naval officer Kulbushan Yadav wherein he has reportedly confessed to his involvement in an alleged spying activity in the country, and especially in Balochistan.

Recently, according to GEO news, the Pakistani government has written a letter to Tehran asking for their help in investigating the activities of Kulbhushan Yadav.

The Pakistani Interior Ministry has also asked the Iranian government to share details of RAW networks on Iranian soil, the GEO news reported.

According to media reports, Kulbhushan Yadav was allegedly arrested by a intelligence agencies in Balochistan last week and he was later shifted to Islamabad for investigation.

On Friday, Pakistan even protested against the “illegal entry” and “subversive activities” of a purported RAW officer arrested in Balochistan province but India said the detained man has no link with the government.

The external affairs ministry spokesperson acknowledged the man was a former Indian Navy personnel but dismissed allegations of espionage, saying India believes a stable Pakistan is in the interest of the region.

Indian high commissioner Gautam Bambawale was “summoned by the Foreign Secretary today (March 25, 2016) and through a demarche conveyed our protest and deep concern on the illegal entry into Pakistan by a RAW officer and his involvement in subversive activities in Balochistan and Karachi”, said a statement from the Foreign Office.

The statement did not give any other details.

Pakistan has repeatedly accused India of fomenting unrest in Balochistan, the country’s largest province, but it has never offered any evidence to back up its claims. Such allegations have always been dismissed by New Delhi.

(With Agency inputs)