Update: The Balochistan Project
The January post for this blog was about "The Balochistan Project" (see below). The Balochistan Project is an NGO that was built from the Thailand government's suppression of our peaceful conference in November 2016. The Balochistan Project is an amalgam of activists and academics, committed to informing people about the Baloch people, Balochistan, and the challenges they face, particularly from the occupying powers of Pakistan and Iran; leading to justice for the Baloch.
Recently, we incorporated as a not-for-profit in the United States and have been granted official 501(c)3 status by the United States government. That means we are a tax free body and can put all of our funds to work furthering the stated aims of our NGO. Our job is to gather, validate, and disseminate information about the Baloch and Balochistan. Many Baloch leaders already support that effort.
We have put up a web site, www.balochistanproject.com, where readers can choose among Balochi, Urdu, Farsi, and English. Soon we expect to set up a mechanism for donations that will allow others to support this great effort to bring justice to the Baloch.
Dr. Richard L. Benkin
President, The Balochistan Project