Jumma Khan Marri

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Jumma Khan Marri (Urdu: جمعہ خان مری) is a Baloch political leader, who led a Baloch uprising in the 1970s, and continues to oppose Pakistani sovereignty in Balochistan province to this days. He started his schooling during uneasy periods in Balochistan, then at hiding in Sindh, Hyderabad and Karachi at the height of military operation in Balochistan during the 1970s and 1980s his family was on top of the list of most wanted people by Pakistani military and ISI agencies; many Baloch migrated into Afghanistan.

While Jumma Khan Marri (son of Mir Hazar Khan Marri) was a Baloch refugee where he finally finished KVK Indian central school at Kabul, Afghanistan. He went to Soviet Union (Moscow) in 1986 along with many other Baloch students for his higher education; he acquired his MD degree in 1994 at Russian State Medical University, and subsequently got his PhD in immunology and allergies at the same university in 1998 after Baloch were forced to return from Afghanistan in 1992, the divided but Pervez Musharraf's military took over the country's rule, and 5th military operation started by him in Balochistan Marri was again forced to live in exile in Moscow.

Lots of political experts believe that it was Jumma Khan Baloch a Baluchi nationalist leader from Baluchistan, lived in Damascus in the 1960s (Jumma Khan Marri was not yet born) but because of strong pressure for his extradition, he fled to Baghdad in 1968. He lived in Syria for five to eight years. He established Baluchistan Liberation Front in the 1964. His nationalism career carried on in Iraq where he became a significant figure in an Iranian Baluchi revolt. Jumma Khan Baloch played a vital role in making many Baluchi separatist organization, which includes Baloch Liberation Front, Baluch People's Liberation Front, Popular Front for Armed Resistance and Parrari.

Marri surrendered to Pakistani forces in Sibbi on 17 September 2015, and vowed to join mainstream Pakistani society.[1]

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  1. ^ "Seven militants surrender in Sibbi". Dawn (newspaper). 18 September 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2015. 

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