The spokesperson of Baloch Students Organization – Azad has said in a statement that a delegation of BSO-Azad has met with the representatives of Amnesty International in Europe. Delegation of BSO-Azad has informed them about the Pakistani brutalities and crimes in Balochistan. Thousands of Baloch have been abducted by the Pakistani forces and kept in secret torture cells including BSO-Azad’s Chariman Zahid Baloch and former Vice-Chairman Zakir Majeed Baloch; and custodial killings of Baloch political activists also continuing from long time without any pause.
Like previous years, in beginning of year 2015, Pakistani forces have once again started new offensives and bombarding the civilian population across Balochistan. In latest offensives, so far more than eight Baloch including women and children killed and dozens of people critically wounded, delegation said.
A latest deadly operation started in Quetta, Isplenji, Panjgur, Mashkay, Dasht, Kolwa and other parts of Balochistan. Pakistani forces are intensifying their ground and aerial attacks on civilian population. Pakistan army’s spokesman has also acknoweldged their latest military operation in media.
BSO-Azad’s delegation has handed over the reports of ongoing military operation and graphic evidences of killed and injured children to representatives of Amnesty International.
Amnesty International representatives showed concern and assured that they will raise the issue of ongoing human rights violations in Balochistan.
We really hope that Amnesty International being a responsible organization will continue to perform their duties effectively, delegation said.
According to international laws, attacking civilian population, enforced disappearance, setting houses on fire, are serious war crimes. Countries involved in war crimes are not only held accountable at International courts, but international organizations also take different actions against them. Pakistan has been committing war crimes in Balochistan by attacking civilian population, subjecting people to enforced disappearance and extrajudicially killing the Baloch political activists. International organizations should take notice of war crimes in Balochistan and take action against Pakistan.