A big rally was organized by BSO (Baloch Students Organization) in solidarity with Baloch freedom fighters. The rally procession begin from Degree College Saryab and ended at Science College junction. Up to 10 thousand people took part in the rally, mostly students. The participants chanted “BLA, BLA, BLA!” “BLF, BLF, BLF!” “BRA, BRA, BRA!” “We want freedom, We want freedom” “The grave of Pakistanis is Balochistan, Balochistan!” “Long live Balochistan!” and other patriotic slogans. Participants were carrying the flags of BLA, BLF and BRP, and pictures of Baloch martyrs.
On the sidelines of the rally some12 hundred Pakistani police and anti-terrorist personal were present, they were carrying tear-gas shells and their guns were loaded with live bullets, with 2 armored cars, 20 trucks and 2 prisoner trucks. Apart from police there were Pakistani intelligence agents, in civil dress (disguised), present inside the rally, to cause anarchy among the rally participants. But the agents failed.
The Pakistani police, there blocked all the roads going towards Science College intersection and Pakistanis erected big curtains to block public from viewing the rally.
It is worth noting that 10 thousand people (though very few) participated in the rally because the University of Balochistan and other colleges were closed due to infighting between Baloch and Pashtun students, and Pakistanis efforts to sabotage the rally before it takes place that’s why many of the would-be participants couldn’t attend the rally.
At conclusion of the rally speakers addressed people and said “The only solution for Balochistan is independence” “Freedom fighters are our last hope” “We must prepare our salves for hard times to come” etc.
BLA= Baloch Liberation Army
BRA= Baloch Republican Army
BLF= Balochistan Liberation Front
BRP= Baloch Republican Party