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Flag of the Baloch people
The flag with light sky blue, white star and green over red is the international flag of Baluchistan, including the Baluch people of Baluchistan, Iran, Balochistan, Pakistan, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, and Baluchistan, Turkmenistan. The flag was invented on 27 January 1982 by the Baloch United Movement which is now the government of Baluchistan.
Meaning of the Flag
Red is the sign of moral heroism for those who suffered martyrdom. Green is the sign of the blossoming spring of our freedom. Blue is the sign of our marine and celestial frontiers. The white star is the sign of the moral heroism, manliness and generosity. National Flag of Baluchistan The aim of this document is to introduce in brief the history of the current National Flag of the greater Balochland and to help those who use the Baluch national flag to reproduce it correctly. The document contains the basic rules for the construction of the flag as well as the standard colors to be used and known. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: The National Flag was first introduced by the leaders of the Western Baluchland in 1960, in Egypt, Romania and later in Iraq for the National Front for the Liberation of Western Baluchland to represent the Baluch Nation in their struggle for independence and free Baluchland from the illegal domination, oppression and occupation of the Persian tyrant kings. It was
subsequently presented to the members of the international delegation at the peace conferences that devised a plan for Baluch Nation independence. Under the same flag the Baluch leaders announced the formation of the first "Baluchi Government in Exile" in 1961 in Egypt and fought a drawn-out war until 1972, in order to revive the Baluch Nation national independence, lost since 1415. Flag of Baluchistan 1965 In 1961 and the creation of the Government of Baluchland, the old "Chakari flag" which was red with the picture of a black panther, the new one was adopted by its parliament as the official Flag of the government of Baluchland in the country and abroad. Following these historic background, the National Flag is widely adopted in Greater Baluchland anonymously and has been set aloft by various Baluchi political parties and entities in all sectors of the Baluchland and abroad. The Flag of grater Baluchland has thus been consecrated by the blood of all Baluch martyrs patriots of this century, from tens of thousands who fell in defending the independence movement under the new government and leadership. The flag was aloft when Nasir was immolated in 1960; it was aloft when wounded Baluch on stretchers were placed before the firing squads under cruel Iranian Shah rules; it was aloft when Baluch civilians were gassed in their hundreds in villages in Aahurran and Zardkouh in Baluchland; it was aloft when hundreds of Baluch innocent were driven from their villages and towns that have been set alight since 1958-59; and, it remains aloft everywhere today —more than 5 decades after the loss of Baluchland independence--when Baluch are redoubling their perennial struggle to regain their dignity and equality with other nations by reviving their right to choose the course of their own future. DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL FLAG: The National Flag of Greater Baluchland consists of a tricolor field, with a five dimension star in the blue field. TRICOLOR FIELD: The Baluch National flag has two horizontal bands. The upper stripe is green, the first one sky blue with a white five dimension star and the bottom band is red. The width of the flag is two-thirds of the length. NATIONAL FIVE DIMENSION STAR: The primary Baluch characteristic of the flag is the white five dimension star at the beginning. The 5 dimension of the star is the Baluchi Standard Language, secularism, cultural, the heroic history among the Baluch, stretching into antiquity. The five angle star disk has
many decades' olds; every angle is equal in size and shape. The number angles hold a primary importance in the native Baluch heroic secularism and cultural tradition of the Baluch Nation. Using the given flag dimensions of 2:3, the star disk has a diameter of 1.0 including the rays and 0.5 without them. These rays have straight sides, come to a sharp point at their outer end, and form an inverse point where they meet each other and the central disk. The star appears in the exact center of the sky blue of the flag. The star is placed so that the flag's vertical meridian passes through its topmost point as described above. FLAG OF BALUCHISTAN Meaning of the 4 colours RED sign is our moral heroism for those who suffer martyrdom. GREEN sign is the blossomed spring of our freedom. SKY BLUE sign is the might of our marine and celestial frontiers. WHITE STAR sign is our moral heroism, manliness and generosity Variants of the flag
The variant presented by Eugene Ipavec, with the 24-rays sun, although well documented by a photo of it being actually waved (in London) is nowhere to be seen elsewhere. In 2005, the Balochistan Peoples Party-BPP- was admitted to UNPO with the flag of 12-rayed sun. BPP represents only the West Balochistan (the Iranian part in Sistan-wa-Balochistan Province) and, at the time of admission to UNPO, called on their eastern brothers (in Pakistan) to follow their move and join UNPO too. UNPO lists West Balochistan as a member, with the flag (12 rays) It also lists Balochistan as a member, but without the flag. Then, in 2006, the Government-in-Exile of Balochistan was formed in Jerusalem, Israel, presumably claiming to represent all parts of Balochistan (Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan) with the declared capital in Kalat (Pakistani Balochistan) and the present holder of the title of Mir of Kalat, Suleman
Dawood Khan (transcription of his name varies widely) as the King of Balochistan. That government uses the same flag as BPP, and describes it on its website as follow: "Green: its the color of prosperity - the dry barren land of Balochistan turns green after rainfall as small plants sprout. Liberty is like rainfall, and when achieved, it will sprout the Baloch nation into prosperity. Red: it is the color of blood, hardiness and valor - the Baloch martyrs proudly sacrificed their life and shed their blood on the soil of Balochistan for liberty. Blue: it is the color of ocean and sky, and it signifies vigilance, perseverance and justice - the Baloch will continue their struggle until freedom is achieves and justice is served. White: it is the color of peace, purity and innocence - the Baloch people want to live in peace and harmony as a free nation. Rising Sun: it is a sign of a new beginning - the Baloch nation begins a new day as a free nation.
Baluch Warriors Organization
This is a flag researched by Juanjo Gonzalez that was used for a revolutionary movement some years ago, but he is not sure if it is currently used.
This flag (white with upside down red star) is used by Baloutche Warna (Baluch Warriors Organization) led by Sirdar Akbar Khan Bugt. The flag is shown in theFlags of Aspirant Peoples chart. Two other flags are reported from no vexillological sources: the same flag with a green stripe in the lower part (the green is attributed to joining with the Islamic liberation struggle) and the same flag as the first one but with a green star instead red. It may be a variant of the first one or a mistake, or perhaps is used by a split-off of the Baloutche Warna.
Baloch National Movement
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