Baloch Student Organisation


Organisation

Baloch Student Organisation

The Baloch Student Organisation (BSO) has had a unifying impact on the Baloch nationalist movement. Created in 1960, the BSO recruits its members from among educated Baloch youths. It has trained and produced many nationalist leaders and as such, is a particular target for repression by the intelligence agencies. It is composed of several factions that support most Baloch nationalist parties, including the Baloch Liberation Army. This has never, however, prevented the BSO from acting independently. Today, the BSO-Azad faction, a hardline movement aligned with the Baloch Liberation Army, seems to be the dominant wing of the organisation.

Frederic Grare, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Director and Senior Associate, South Asia Program