Toronto, May 16th – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has issued an urgent statement regarding the post-election scenario in Balochistan and has expressed concern over the unabated atrocities committed against civilians by the Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, ISI, and the state sponsored Taliban-linked death squads.
Toronto, April 22: Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has expressed serious concerns related to the rising tide of Pakistan state atrocities against civilians across Balochistan. BHRC noted that not a day goes by when Baloch activists belonging to various nationalist and pro-independence organisations are not picked up, subjected to torture, target-killed, and their mutilated bodies dumped in different locations in Balochistan and Karachi.
PAKISTAN: The government bans secular and nationalist groups to appease the fundamentalist and Taliban groups
ISSUES: Freedom of expression; assemblies; right to make associations; liberty
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the government of Pakistan, in an effort to show the international community that it is taking action against the fundamentalist and religious terrorist organizations, has revealed its continued loyalties towards the Taliban and similar terrorist groups by banning the three secular and nationalist organizations including a student organization from Balochistan. The Federal Ministry of the Interior has issued notification for banning 10 religious extremist organizations but has not yet taken even token action against the Madressas (Muslim religious seminaries) which are the recruiting centers for terrorists. Instead the authorities have cracked down against the workers of the secular parties. Speedy action were taken against a Sindh based nationalist organization, Jeay Sindh Muttahida Mahaz (JSMM) many of whose workers have been abducted by unknown persons believed to be from the state intelligence agencies.
Brussels, 25 February 2013 – In an effort to shed light on the key role Balochistan plays in South Asia, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) convened a conference entitled “Global and Regional Security Challenges in South Asia: What Future for Balochistan”, which took place at The Royal Society, London on 24 February 2013. Key speaker at this conference, U.S. Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, gave a poignant speech urging for the freedom of the Baloch people. The Congressman requested a referendum to be held in Balochistan on the question of independence, which would challenge the claims by Islamabad that the Baloch want to be part of Pakistan. Dana Rohrabacher called for Pakistani officials to be tried for war crimes. Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY) was also present.
The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is convening an international conference at The Royal Society, London on Sunday 24 February 2013 entitled ‘Global and Regional Security Challenges in South Asia: What Future for Balochistan?’.
Global and Regional Security Challenges in South Asia
What Future for Balochistan?
Sunday 24 February 2013
The Royal Society – Kohn Centre
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London (U.K.)
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that military units have bombarded more than a dozen villages in three districts of Balochistan based on information about the presence of a guerilla fighter fighting for the independence of Balochistan. Independent sources claim that more than 50 persons, including women and children, were killed. In just one district, more than 32 villagers were killed and many persons were displaced as their houses were completely destroyed.
BHRC (UK) calls for immediate UN intervention in Balochistan
In order to stop the genocide of the Baloch people, Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) demands urgent measures including physical intervention by the international community.
BHRC (UK) strongly condemns the massacre of innocent women, children and elderly population of Mashkey area of central Balochistan by the Pakistani military. The brutal and inhumanly actions on the part of Pakistani army commandos started on 24 December with indiscriminate aerial bombardment on civilian settlements in addition of the butchering of 36 civilians by the notorious death squads accompanying the army commandos.
BHRC Seriously Concerned Over Death Threats to Abdul Qadeer Baloch, VBMP Members by Pakistani ISI Death Squads in Balochistan:
Toronto: Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) has expressed serious concerns regarding the life-threatening statements against Abdul Qadeer Baloch and members of Voice of Baloch Missing Persons published in Daily Tawar, Quetta. The Balochistan-based daily newspaper published a statement of Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Amn Balochistan, an ISI death squad, stating that Abdul Qadeer Baloch and VBMP members should quit their struggle or be prepared to face elimination.
Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Amn Balochistan is responsible for the extra-judiciary killings and abductions of a large number of Baloch political activists.
Toronto, Sept 03, 2012 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons jointly called for a protest rally in Toronto to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared and draw attention to the enforced disappearances in Balochistan.
Baloch, Sindhi, and Kashmiri community members took part in the peaceful protest and expressed their solidarity with the people of Balochistan in their struggle for rights and freedom from occupation. The peaceful protesters carried placards and chanted slogans against the Iranian and Pakistani authorities and demanded immediate end to atrocities committed against the Baloch people.
Occupied Balochistan: A spokesperson of the Baloch National Movement (BNM) has said that during last half century several countries got their independence but later their sovereignty was curtailed under imperialist system. Similarly on 11 August 1947 Balochistan has become free from the occupation of British. However, after few months, on 27 March 1948, under an international conspiracy Pakistan was provided with the opportunity to occupy the Baloch state.
The BNM has advised its all zones to make arrangements of study circles and other educational programs on 11 August to create public awareness regarding the lost independence of Balochistan and educate the new workers about Baloch history and geography.