In Balochistan, the human rights situation is getting worse day by day. Mostly because no human rights organization and media is allowed by the Pakistan government to investigate the ground situation, military highhandedness is going on unnoticed.
522 persons have been reported to be victims of Enforced Disappearance in the hands of Pakistani security forces in 2016 alone. This number excludes the persons who were killed and dumped on road sides or killed in fake encounters.
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Leipzig, Germany: Baloch activists in Leipzig, Germany, staged a protest against Pakistan on Saturday for the ongoing human rights violations in Balochistan and urged the international community to take notice of the plight of the Baloch people there.
The protestors were seen chanting anti-Pakistan slogans and saying ‘we want freedom’, ‘free Balochistan zindabad’ and ‘go ahead Modi’.
BALOCHISTAN: A crippling strike was observed in Balochistan to mark the 10th death anniversary of Nawab Akbar Bugti, who was killed in a military operation along with 30 other comrades in 2006.
The strike was called by the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Baloch National Front (BNF) and other Baloch nationalist parties. Life came to a standstill with no untoward incident reported from any part of the province.
Dr. Tayib Baloch provided medical aid not only to the downtrodden in the neighborhood but also to Baloch political activists who could not risk visiting a hospital for fear of being detained or disappeared by the Pakistani security forces.
“There has been a deliberate attempt to keep the two issues separate,” he said. “One is seen as a humanitarian crisis while the other is our internal matter that is being blown up by India to embarrass us.”
By: Imtiaz Ahmad, Hindustan Times, Islamabad
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Balochistan may have achieved little on the ground but Baloch activists and independent analysts say they have brought the unrest in Pakistan’s largest province into focus once again.
But the Pakistani media has, by and large, stayed away from discussing the human rights situation in Balochistan, including the issues of thousands of “missing persons” or victims of enforced disappearances.