“The Legend Yousaf Aziz Magsi”
By Prince Baloch, Kharan
An iconic, revolutionary, legendary and great national hero, who sacrificed his all life for the betterment and prosperity of Baloch nation; was Yousaf Aziz Ali Khan Magsi. The great Yousaf Aziz Magsi not only brought political discrimination in Balochistan, but also made aware the people of Subcontinent about worsen situation. Further, this monumental celebrity was born in 1908 in Jhal Magsi. His father’s name was Kaiser Ali Khan Magsi and he was duke of Magsi tribe. Moreover, Yousaf Aziz completed his initially education in his native city. He was good at Arabi and Persian; he learnt Arabic and Persian languages from Molana Ghulam Qadir. For further education, he went to Lahore. And, he learnt English language from a Hindu teacher whose name was Kannia Lala.
Identity and honour of Baloch nation was overpowered and disdained by barbaric British rulers. And, nobody could lift up voice against brutality in Balochistan. Even, it was considered a cardinal sin at that time and those who chanted slogans against invaders were badly treated and third degree treatment was applied upon infallible Baloch individuals. In spite of barbarity and chaos in Balochistan, Yousaf Aziz Magsi stood up and burdened representation upon his fable shoulders. And, he could not undergo constant outrage on Baloch nation in any term. So, he penned an article on atrocity and wickedness of curl, British usurpers in Balochistan. Yousaf Aziz Magsi published the article “Faryaad-e-Balochistan” in weekly magazine “Hamdard” from Lahore in 1929. And, that article surprised and jolted minds of usurpers English people and subversive Baloch Sardars. On the other hand, that article totally altered the existence of under-privileged Baloch people. And, that article surprised and impressed people of Subcontinent as well. Faryaad-e-Balochistan germinated seed of turmoil and disturbance among British rulers in Balochistan and Hindustan. Then, British government banned on any Newspaper in Balochistan. And, they issued arrest warrant of Yousaf Aziz Magsi.
After a year back, when Magsi was coming to Quetta from Lahore by train, and then savage Prime Minister “Sir Shamsh Shah” apprehended competent and manly Baloch hero “Yousaf Aziz Ali Khan Magsi” in 1930. Furthermore, he was put in jail of Mastung. But, dark room and suffocating surrounding of jail could not undercut the pure and towering point of his life. And, he tolerated any sort of torture. On the other hand, a bold figure, who was too curious to meet Magsi, met him in prison whose name was Mir Abdul-Aziz Kurd. In addition, Mir Abdul-Aziz Kurd had deep affection in his heart for Baloch nation. He met Yousaf Aziz Magsi in jail, and made promise that he would provide him every information and books to study. And, father of Mir. Abdul Aziz Kurd was jailer of the jail where Yousaf Aziz Magsi was imprisoned, so Mir Kurd could meet and assist him any time. In 1930, Yousaf Aziz Magsi was released after paying bail money. Yousaf Aziz Magsi, Mir. Abdul Aziz Kurd with revolutionary companions formed an organization that showed a way to new life for people of Balochistan. And, that was entitled “Anyuma-e-Itthida Balochaan”, the main purpose of forming that organization was to protect helpless Baloch nation. So, Yousaf Aziz Magsi was selected as first president and Mir. Abdul Aziz Kurd was selected as general secretary of Anyuma-e-Itthida Balochaan. Nawab Magsi struggled inexhaustibly to eradicate roots of usurpers from Balochistan. And, his interminable works and insatiable love, for Baloch nation, assembled all Baloch Nation in one single row. So, Nawab Magsi exterminated guilty intention of un-bridled British and disloyal Sardars from pure land of Balochistan. Furthermore, Yousaf Aziz Magsi germinated seed of political discrimination in mind of Baloch individuals.
Similarly, Yousaf Aziz Magsi organized the first “ALL INDIA BALOCH CONFERENCE” in Jacobabad (Balochistan) in 1932. After a year, it means in 1933 the second “ALL INDIA BALOCH CONFERENCE” was arranged in Hyderabad (Sindh) in which people joined hugely. Even, individuals from Delhi (New Delhi), Turkmenistan, and Central Asia came and joined in historical conference of Hyderabad. On the other hand, Nawab Yousaf Aziz Magsi had deep and close relation with Khan-e-Kalat, Mir. Ahmed-Yar-Khan. And, Khan-e-Kalat was also sick off atrocious and alien rulers in Balochistan. So, Mir Ahmed Yar Khan sent Nawab Magsi to United Kingdom in 1934 to negotiate with British stakeholders, so that he would succeed in his mission to liberate Balochistan from the hands of brute usurpers. So, Nawab Yousaf Aziz Magsi over and over again knocked doors of British parliament to negotiate with them, but no one was on the same page to listen to him. And, Nawab Magsi spent nine months in United Kingdom. In the last long, he came back in Balochistan in 1935. Nawab Yousaf Aziz Magsi had jolly monumental, pure, and caring determination for Baloch nation. But, Almighty Allah wanted something else. So, it was night of 30th May 1935 that a formidable earthquake exhaustively devastated the designed city (Shaal) of Lala Hatu-ram. And, that dreadful and hair raising earth jolt, within 30 seconds, caused the death of fifty thousand people (50000), and several were severely wounded. But, the most poignant fact is that the earthquake orphaned Baloch nation from a great caring and affectionate leader. Next morning, the Sun rose with gloomy and mourning environment in Balochistan. And, sudden death of Nawab Magsi made people of Balochistan and Subcontinent dejected and plaintive. Seeing such worse and upset circumstances, even the death might have felt shame. And, the great hero of Baloch nation, buried in Kasi Graveyard in Shaal Quetta.
To finalize, the great hero, Yousaf Aziz Magsi, sacrificed his all lifetime for the sake of bringing prosperity and liberty in Balochistan. And, Yousaf Aziz Magsi being a duke, he contemplated himself an enslaved being. So, his deep affection for a huge alternation in Balochistan made him a legend. And, his indelible works are always green in memories of Baloch people. Therefore, he deserves red tribute!