New Delhi (Sputnik) – India's less than cordial relationship with neighboring Pakistan has worsened as it has adopted an aggressive position regarding alleged human rights violations in Balochistan, a mostly arid province in western Pakistan which borders Iran and Afghanistan. It has vowed to continue to raise the issue until justice is brought to the Balochs.
Balochistan is one of Pakistan's largest but most sparsely populated regions. An independence movement exists within its ethnic group, the Balochs.
“We will continue to raise the Balochistan issue as long as repression and violations of the fundamental rights of Balochs exist,” spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup told the press on Thursday.
The External Affairs Ministry's spokesperson added that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj will also raise the issue of Balochistan during the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.