Varanasi: Baloch nationalist leader Naela Quadri on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for highlighting the plight of people in Balochistan, where she alleged that Pakistan army was involved in "genocide" for the past 70 years with the help of China.
"Balochistan is fighting for its freedom but Pakistan army with support of China is committing genocide on innocent people to suppress our freedom movement," Quadri said.
"We have been facing the atrocities from the past 70 years but the world came to know when Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issue," she said.
She praised Modi for highlighting the plight of people of Balochistan.
"He has become our hero, the hero of Balochistan, because it is for the first time that the issue has received such attention," she said.
"Pakistan army has crossed all the limits. They rape our women and girls and even take the organs after killing the people," she said, adding "for even small matter, there is bombardment in our region."
She said, the freedom struggle in Balochistan has intensified after getting the moral support from India.
During the two-day 'Sanskritik Sansad' organised by Ganga Mahasabha, another Baloch leader Mazdak Dilshad said, "this freedom struggle has been continuing for the past 70 years. After getting moral support from India, the struggle for the freedom of Balochistan movement has been intensified."
The event deliberated on several issues including atrocities in Balochistan, Triple talaq, challenges of national security, free flow of Ganga among others.
Senior RRS functionary Indresh Kumar, noted Islamic Scholar Moulana Sadiq Kalbe, Swami Shankaracharya Vasudevanand Saraswati and Varanasi based Ganga Mahasabha's National General Secretary Swami Jitendranand Saraswati among others were present on the occasion.
The President of World Baloch Women's Forum Quadri also said that if Balochistan achieves freedom, it will allow the entry of people from India without visa.
"If Balochistan achieves independence, we would install a statue of PM Modi in the region," she said.
First Published On : Nov 6, 2016 22:06 IST