As a Baluch activist with a vision for an independent Baluchistan I have lots of respect for religion, Mosque and Mullahs. Religion can be a National identity or shape a part of national identity. So far the Mullahs in Iranian occupied Baluchistan have always acted as anti-nationalism in favour of Ummah.
I believe the Shiite religious rule over Iran has damaged clergies’ (Mullahs) credibility. The Sunni clergies in Baluchistan, from the beginning, have been willing partners of Shiite rulers. Some of them took part in 1980’s book burning and so forth. They may not have had executive powers but they are the only group which has had their influence increased under this regime.
I think it’s time for Baluch politician, Baluchistan political parties, in western Baluchistan particularly those groups or parties claiming to be secular, not to subordinate themselves under Mullahs.
What kind of secular are they?
Are their claims to secularism is only to fool western democracy. Why so called secular parties subordinating themselves under Mullahs! The Sunni religious clergies (Mullahs) have been loyal to the Persian- Shiite dominated Iran! Probably Baluch secular parties are the party of the wind under the moon.
Mehrab. Sarjov is a Baluch political activist based in London and campaign for an independent Baluchistan