Vancouver, January 31, 2011 – Baloch Human Rights Council (Canada) and the International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons staged a peaceful rally today in front of the US Consulate to express their concern over the gross human rights violations in Balochistan by Iran and Pakistan.
Activists of IVBMP and BHRC were carrying banners and placards demanding, Stop US Military Aid to Pakistan and the UN and Western Democracies to Intervene in Balochistan to put an end to the extra-judicial killings and summary executions of innocent Baloch civilians by the Iranian and Pakistani paramilitary death squads.
The participants of the rally including women and children braved the Canadian weather to express their grievances and anguish over the dismal human rights conditions in the Iranian and Pakistani occupied Balochistan now spiralling out of control due to the silence of the UN bodies and the West. Baloch human rights activists held placards that stated, Baloch Hate Slavery; Save the World from Paki Nukes; Stop Iran from Developing Nukes; Paki Army = Taliban + Al-Qaida; Pakistan + Iran = Global Terrorism; Who did 911 = Pakistan.
The US Consulate Public Relations Officers spoke with Mr. Aziz Baloch and appreciated the concerns of the participants. The US officials were handed the BHRC-IVBMP letter of concern addressed to the US Ambassador David Jacobson and US Consulate General Vancouver.
The rally was part of the international ‘Save Balochistan’ campaign in which Baloch from all the three areas of Balochistan – Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan took part.
Vice President, BHRC (Canada)
Co-ordinator, IVBMP (Canada)