Sher Mohammad Marri
|Sardar Sher Mohammad Marri|
|Born||Mir Sher Mohammad Marri
Kohlu, Baluchistan, British Raj
|Died||11 May 1993
Mumbai , Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Nationalist, Guerilla Commander and Tribal Elder of Marri Tribe|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
Sher Muhammad Bijarani (Marri) was a Baloch nationalist and chief of the Marri tribe, and early leader in the Parari movement which would lead to the formation of the secessionist Baloch Liberation Army. He fully favoured armed struggle against Pakistan, and had very close links with leftist governments in Kabul and Moscow. Babu Shero was a military commander known for his love of alcohol, tobacco and Marxist literature.
Sher Muhammad Marri was also known as Babu Shero, Shero Marri, General Sherof and Baloch Tiger.
He was the first Baloch who gave the Baloch armed struggle a new shape by following the tactics of modern guerrilla warfare, against Pakistan. In early 1960s his Parari (fighters) formations attacked Pakistani Armed Forces in Marri area and in Jahlawan under Mir Ali Muhammad Mengal. This campaign came to an end in 1967 with the declaration of a general amnesty.
In 1973 Marri was arrested for his role in struggles against the government of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and upon his release in the late 1970s, Marri went into exile in neighboring the Marxist Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. Following the fall of the Communist Afghan government, Marri briefly returned to Pakistan, but found the Baloch nationalist movement full of schisms and in disarray. Marri died on 11 May 1993 in a Mumbai (then Bombay) hospital, in India, due to illness.
- Farhan Hanif Siddiqi (4 May 2012). The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan: The Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir Ethnic Movements. Routledge. pp. 64–. ISBN 978-1-136-33696-6.
- Asian Recorder. K. K. Thomas at Recorder Press. 1973. p. clxxviii.
- Scripts from General Shero’s interview by Channel 4, London, 1980s.
- Interview of Sher Mohammad Marri, Sher Mohammad Marri and Ahmed Shuja, Pakistan Forum, Vol. 3, No. 8/9, Focus on Baluchistan (May - Jun., 1973), pp. 38–40, Middle East Research and Information Project
- Political Terrorism: A New Guide to Actors, Authors, Concepts, Data Bases, Theories, & Literature By Albert J. Jongman, Alex Peter Schmid, ISBN 1-4128-0469-8
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