Toronto: Students Protest on Sunday May 18th for Zahid Baloch, Chairman BSO-Azad

Zahid Baloch Latif Johar

Demonstration Demanding Release of Baloch Missing Persons in Pakistan

Zahid Baloch, the Chairman of Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-Azad), was abducted at gun point on March 18th, 2014. This is yet another case of enforced disappearances of the Baloch people, who are resisting domination and exploitation of their resources by the Pakistani military and intelligence establishments.

The Voice of Baloch Missing Persons, an advocacy organization run by the families of ‘missing persons’, has compiled a list of 19,000 Baloch missing persons, which include women and minors.

Latif Johar, member of BSO-Azad, has begun a hunger strike unto death for the safe recovery of his Chairman, Zahid Baloch. As of now, Latif has NOT EATEN since 22 April 2014 and his condition is extremely frail. Latif has asked student groups around the world to support his call for the release of Zahid Baloch and other Baloch missing persons. Enough support for his cause will also help in convincing Latif to end his hunger strike and prevent more lives from succumbing to this cruel tragedy.

***** We are calling this protest to demand: ***** 

1. The immediate release of Zahid Baloch and all other Baloch missing persons.
2. The immediate cessation of military operations, covert arrests, abductions, and raids in Balochistan by the Pakistani state.
3. The immediate cessation of financial and political support to the Pakistani military by the Canadian government.

Come out to support these demands. Show your solidarity with Latif Johar and the Baloch people against the brutal and inhumane activities of the Pakistani military and intelligence agencies in Balochistan.

WhenSunday May 18th 2014
Time4 to 7 pm
Where : Nathan Philips Square
               100 Queen Street West (Queen Station)

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