Sushma Swaraj, one of the tallest leaders of India and a veteran of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) passed away late last night due to cardiac arrest. The country mourned the loss of a great leader and stateswomen.
Now, the rebel leader of Balochistan and the chief of Balochistan Liberation Army, Dr Allah Nazar has issued a statement mourning the loss of a leader like Sushma Swaraj.
Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, in a statement to Balochistan’s Sangar Publication, said:
‘Sushma Swaraj’s death is a great loss to the region. She was one of the finest foreign ministers of India. She was a voice of peace and reconciliation in a world torn apart by conflict and hatred. Under her able leadership, the Indian foreign policy embraced a principled position of calling upon the international community to address the plight of marginalized and oppressed people across the region.
Three years ago, at the UN General Assembly, she drew the international community’s attention to “the brutality against the Baloch people,” which she rightly pointed out “represents the worst form of State oppression” faced by the Baloch people in Pakistan.
He stated that our world would be a better place, if like Sushma Swaraj people fought for justice to oppressed people irrespective of national boundaries. The Baloch people will forever remember her for this bold act of bringing the plight of a marginalized people at the centre stage and hope that her able successors will further her principled foreign policy.
India has lost a great daughter and an able leader, but the Baloch people have lost a great friend. May her soul rest in peace’.
Political leaders across the political spectrum have expressed their sadness and offered condolences to Swaraj’s family.
Swaraj had redefined the relationship between the people and the government. Using social media to its fullest extent, she had reached out and helped countless Indians stranded in other countries. Often, a mere tweet calling for help was enough for her to reach out and provide help in the most difficult of scenarios.