Karachi: The Baloch Human Rights Organisation took out a protest rally in Karachi on the International Day of Disappeared. The rally set off from Art Council Karachi and before marching from different streets in reach to Karachi Press Club where a demonstration was held. A large number of Baloch women, children and elderly joined the protest carrying placards, banners and pictures of enforced disappeared persons from Balochistan.
Addressing the demonstration the BHRO leaders said that the issue of forced disappearances and extra judicially killing of Baloch activists was becoming complicated and turning into a tragedy because the abductions and extra judicial killings were continuously rising. They said over 14000 Baloch were illegally being held by Pakistani security forces. The abducted activists include Zakir Majeed senior vice chairman of BSO-Azad abducted on 8 June 2009 from Mastung, Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch abducted from his hospital in Ornach area of Khuzdar, Ghafoor Baloch, Iqbal Baloch, Ali Asghar Baloch, Banuk Zarina Marri, Hanifa Bugti and thousands of other Baloch including men, women and children were currently languishing in Pakistan’s security agencies secret dungeons.
Germany: Baloch Diaspora in Europe have held simultaneous protest demonstrations against continuous disappearances and extra judicial killings of Baloch activists by Pakistani and Iranian security forces in Balochistan. The International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons and Baloch Student Organisation Azad had given the call for worldwide protest on 30 August ‘the International Day of Disappeared’.
In this regard the Baloch Community in Germany has also held a protest in city of Koln in front of Koln Dom. The Baloch activists distributed leaflets to passers-by held placard inscribed with slogans against human rights violations in Balochistan.
Occupied Balochistan:Baloch Republican Party (BRP) central spokesman Sher Mohammad Bugti said in a press release that on the international day against enforced disappearances when the world was sympathizing with family and relatives of forcefully disappeared people, Pakistan celebrated the day with forcefully abducted more Baloch people from Balochistan. Pakistani forces attacked and sabotaged a rally of BRP women wing for enforcedly disappeared Baloch in Dera Bugti and abducted several people including women.
Canada Vancouver ( August 30, 2012) International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons and Baloch Human Rights Council of Canada, held a successful rally in front of the Canadian National Media Building CBC to get their message across. This emphasized the extra judicial killings in custody by Pakistani security forces and repression and summary execution of innocent Baloch people by Iranian regimes. Organizers of the rally included Aziz Baloch, who answered the questions regarding the ongoing human rights violations in occupied Pakistani and Iranian occupied Balochistan. He explained that since 2005 more than 14,000 Baloch youth and human rights and political activists have been made victims of enforced disappearances by Pakistani security forces. Over 500 people from the above stated number were first inhumanly tortured then extra judicially killed in custody by Pakistani security forces. Their bodies were found dumped in deserted areas across Balochistan.