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History section[edit]

The history section here should be put into the Balochistan (Pakistan) article because it is only speaking about that area. (preceding unsigned comment by Binsaleemz --Hottentot


Spelling[edit]

Why must Wikipedia force a nationalist-inspired oddball spelling down our throats every single time? It hurts your credibility. It's Baluchistan. The only context in which the average person might have heard of the place is in "beast of Baluchistan", spelled thus. Are you going to try to make the genus "balochitherium"? You are annoying the hell out of I daresay a lot of us with this nonsense. Ask me why I bother, and I'll say I don't know.

Comments requested[edit]

Should article have human rights atrocities in? resources are in edit I did. [1] More resource [2][3][4] 82.11.33.86 (talk) 12:28, 13 June 2015 (UTC) Striking sock comments. --lTopGunl (talk) 19:20, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Comments[edit]

  • Oppose The sources being cited are unreliable/blogs. The link from Amnesty website does not support the POV that is being pushed into the article and is being quoted just to provide credibility which anyone can see is lacking. The info from Dawn that is being quoted is being deliberately misrepresented and misinterpreted. This discussion has already taken place here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Balochistan#Army.27s_So_Called_Atrocities, but the IP is unable to improve its sources nor the quality of info. Since the past 48 hours, this is the third IP which have tried to insert "exactly" the same info repeatedly. It seem like as if a certain group is carrying out planned disruptive edits by using different IPs. Also, the reasons of reverts made by editors opposing this edit should be seen in the history of the article who have amply tried to explain this point over and again. PakSol talk 12:30, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Nowhere does the sources being quoted says "The pakistani army carries out atrocities against the Baloch people", as if it were systamtic and planned. Moreover, there's a full article Human rights violations in Balochistan on the subject. The IPs can have a field day over there, but not here. And lasty, quoting sources like http://www.balochitvonline.com is laughable to say the least. PakSol talk 12:37, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
No blogs [Pakistan's military has escalated its brutal campaign of abduction and extra-judicial execution targeting nationalist rebels in Balochistan province, human rights groups have said. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/jul/28/pakistan-military-campaign-balochistan-hrw] 82.11.33.86 (talk) 12:34, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Did you bother reading the word accused in the title of the source you are trying to quote? Google doesnt help much, or does it? :) PakSol talk 12:40, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

I gave quote see "Pakistan's military has escalated its brutal campaign of abduction and extra-judicial execution targeting nationalist rebels in Balochistan province, human rights groups have said." 82.11.33.86 (talk) 13:18, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Recent changes[edit]

Last edits by BoogaLouie hurting NPOV and WP Coattrack. Rashidzaman786 (talk) 07:36, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

@Rashidzaman786: I've reinstated BoogaLouie's edits as they were of neutral point-of-view and were based on verifiable, independent sources. Regarding WP:COATRACK, the edits do not cause the article to be overly focussed on the (relevant) Balochistan conflict. The added content makes up just two paragraphs of a 15-paragraph article. EdwardH (talk) 14:43, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

I also feel same issues with this as @Rashidzaman786: pointed out. Before concensus i am retoring pre dispute version. Zmaghndstakun (talk) 15:23, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

@Zmaghndstakun: Would you mind pointing out the parts that are off-topic or not neutral? EdwardH (talk) 15:31, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
@Zmaghndstakun and Rashidzaman786: Bump. EdwardH (talk) 12:26, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
@Zmaghndstakun and Rashidzaman786: until you can answer EdwardH question I'm going to restore my edits. --BoogaLouie (talk) 18:45, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Already no concensus was devolped on the issue. Read One section above this section. Please dont repeat rejected concensus cases in new sections. Rashidzaman786 (talk) 06:30, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
@Rashidzaman786: the above discussion does not apply as it relates to adding content on human rights violations in Balochistan, not the Balochistan conflict. There is no overlap between the content added by 82.11.33.86 above and that by BoogaLouie. Also, can you please point out the parts added that were off-topic or not neutral, so that we can get it into a form that is acceptable. EdwardH (talk) 12:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
  • I would like to challenge both Rashidzaman786 and Zmaghndstakun to explain in their own words what the essay WP:COATRACK is advising editors not to do, and please explain how the content removed in this edit by Rashidzaman786 qualifies. There were other significant and useful changes in these recent edits (such as the tidying up of references, etc) that Rashid is inappropriately blanket reverting. I will point out that it was Zmaghndstakun who wrote "Balochistan should covers gest of Greater Balouchistan movement/conflict and poverty of the region etc." The wikilink to this article was in his original comment. So if, then, he doesn't object to the inclusion of content about conflicts in the region and poverty, what does his preferred content look like? Cyphoidbomb (talk) 19:53, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Naturally I agree. Thank you Cyphoidbomb, --BoogaLouie (talk) 20:15, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
what you added was not nuetral when you re worded long Iran insurgency para to a short liner and then giving POV in the article that Iran insurgency is weaker then Pakistan. Obviously that's not an Nuetral and a case of loading refrences and statements for misrepresentation which have WP:COATRACK implications. Rashidzaman786 (talk) 06:21, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Rashidzaman786: So, you'd like us to keep sentence "Although Baloch nationalists have never accepted Balochistan as a part of Iran, the governments of Pakistan and Iran insist on sovereignty over their parts of Balochistan"? I have no problem with that—a sentence on the causes of the Balochistan conflict would be very appropriate.
I don't see the bias in saying the Iranian insurgency is weaker. It's based on citations from reliable and independent sources. If you believe the claim is untrue, you may refute the claim in the article with other similarly good-quality sources. EdwardH (talk) 15:29, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
@Rashidzaman786: (see below)
"Iran insurgency is weaker then Pakistan" comes from Bhargava, G. S. “How Serious Is the Baluch Insurgency?,” (see footnote). Do you have any evidence that what it says is untrue?
The sentence "Although Baloch nationalists have never accepted Balochistan as a part of Iran, the governments of Pakistan and Iran insist on sovereignty over their parts of Balochistan" was removed because it is a broad statement with no source. Do you have a source for it? (Have to disagree with EdwardH here)
The sentence "The British made northern Balochistan part of Afghanistan in order to divide the strength of the Baloch nation." also is pretty accusatory and has no source.
Information about Quetta and major cities should go in geography section. Why nothing about major cities in Sistan?
Why did you delete information about population? --BoogaLouie (talk) 17:42, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

two version being disputed[edit]

Governance and political disputes (Rashidzaman786 version in article as of 7/31/2015)
Further information: Balochistan conflict

The Balochistan region is administratively divided among three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The Pakistani portion of Balochistan is the largest and its capital is the city of Quetta. Other major cities in Balochistan, Pakistan, include Gwadar, Turbat, Khuzdar, Sibi and Kalat. Although Baloch nationalists have never accepted Balochistan as a part of Iran, the governments of Pakistan and Iran insist on sovereignty over their parts of Balochistan.[citation needed]

The British made northern Balochistan part of Afghanistan in order to divide the strength of the Baloch nation. The Afghan portion of Balochistan includes the Chahar Burjak District of Nimruz Province,[1] and the Registan Desert in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces.[2][3] The governors of Nimruz provinces in Afghanistan belong to the Baloch ethnic group.[1]

  1. ^ a b "Nimroz Province". Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Helmand Province". Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  3. ^ "Kandahar Province". Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
Governance and political disputes (BoogaLouie version removed 7/30/2015)
Further information: Balochistan conflict

The Balochistan region is administratively divided among three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. The largest portion in area and population is in Pakistan, whose largest province (in land area) is "Balochistan". An estimated 6.9 million of Pakistan's population is Baloch.[1] In Iran there are about two million ethnic Baloch[2] and a majority of the population of the eastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province is of Baloch ethnicity. The Afghan portion of Balochistan includes the Chahar Burjak District of Nimruz Province,[3] and the Registan Desert in southern Helmand and Kandahar provinces.[4][5] The governors of Nimruz provinces in Afghanistan belong to the Baloch ethnic group.[3]

In Pakistan, insurgencies by Baloch nationalists in Balochistan province have been fought in 1948, 1958–59, 1962–63 and 1973-77 — with a new ongoing and reportedly stronger, broader insurgency beginning in 2003.[6] Historically, "drivers" of the conflict are reported to include "tribal divisions", the Baloch-Pashtun ethnic divisions, "marginalization by Punjabi interests", and "economic oppression".[7] In Iran, separatist fighting has reportedly not gained as much ground as the conflict in Pakistan,[8] but has grown and become more sectarian since 2012,[2] with the majority-Sunni Baloch showing a greater degree of Salafist and anti-Shia ideology in their fight against the Shia-Islamist Iranian government.[2]

  1. ^ Central Intelligence Agency (2013). "The World Factbook: Ethnic Groups". Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Grassi, Daniele (20 October 2014). "Iran's Baloch insurgency and the IS". Asia Times Online. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Nimroz Province". Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Helmand Province". Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Kandahar Province". Naval Postgraduate School. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  6. ^ Hussain, Zahid (Apr 25, 2013). "The battle for Balochistan". Dawn. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Kupecz, Mickey (Spring 2012). "PAKISTAN’S BALOCH INSURGENCY: History, Conflict Drivers, and Regional Implications" (PDF). INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS REVIEW 20 (3): 106. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  8. ^ Bhargava, G. S. “How Serious Is the Baluch Insurgency?,” Asian Tribune (Apr. 12, 2007) available at http://www.asiantribune.com/node/5285 (accessed Dec. 2, 2011)