The Baloch dominated areas in Balochistan have always been victims of injustice at the hands of Pakistani forces and that is the reason why the Baloch have always tried to keep themselves aloof from the federation.

Yesterday another operation in Mashkay, a sub-Tehsil of District Awaran in Balochistan was launched by Pakistani military personnel with gunship helicopters and 200 armoured vehicles. The operation left several homes burnt and killed 18 innocent people, while six others were injured. Four others have been abducted by the military. The mobile networks and roads going from or to Mashkay have been closed. The people in the area are suffering terribly.

MESTAAG BALOCH,

Baluchistan, December 26.