Human Right Violations: Latest reports of Pakistani state atrocities in Balochistan

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BALOCHISTAN:  Pakistani forces continue their rampage and brutalities across Balochistan as the issue of long ignored Baloch conflict once again came to the limelight after Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has mentioned Balochistan in his Independence Day speech at Red Fort.

On 8th  August, a suicide bomber killed more than 80 people including 40 Baloch and Pashtun lawyers in an attack at Civil Hospital Quetta where  the lawyers had gathered to pay their final respects to their colleague and the president of Balochistan Bar Council, shot dead earlier in the  same day. The Pakistan army chief declared the attack as ‘an attack on CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor)’ and order ‘combing operation’ in Balochistan.

Immediately after the attack the pro- Jihadist and military backed CM of Balochistan said Indian Intelligence Agency RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) was involved in the attack. However, the ISIL and the split away group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaat-ur-Ahrar claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Four days later on 12th August, the Pakistan Frontier Corps, police,  paramilitary forces, ISI and Military Intelligence started their  ‘combing operation’ against the Baloch people across Balochistan and  carried several simultaneous attacks and search operations in many areas  of Quetta, Dera Bugti and Awaran districts of Balochistan. In Quetta and Mastung the Pakistan military, FC, Police and Intelligence agencies have rounded up around 2000 on the night of 11th and 12th August.  Pakistani forces raided Hazar Ganji fruit and vegetable market on the morning of 12th August and arrested more than 40 Marri Baloch resident of New Kahan Quetta.  Local residents have no clue about the whereabouts of the abducted persons.

On 13th August, the Pakistani forces brought the dead bodies of two previously abducted Baloch including a Baloch student leader Gazzain Qambrani son of Habibullah Qambrani and Suleman Qambarai residents of Qalli Qambrani, Quetta.  Both victims who belonged to same family were abducted of 8 June 2015 from Quetta, Balochistan.  Also on the same day the Pakistani forces conducted military operations in different areas of Dera Bugti which continued for five days. At least 28 people including four women and a sever-year-old girl, and dozens of others were injured in the five-day unprovoked massacre. The most military hit areas included Sui, Suri, Takrov, Siyah Tang, Pashini, Langovi, Darenjan, Sharidarbar and Uch. According to Baloch Republican Party sources the victims of different areas of Dera Bugti were identified as

  1. Sarang Marri
  2. Abdul Rehman Marri
  3. Zaman Khan Marri
  4. Mubarak Marri
  5. Gauru s/o Chilav Bugti
  6. Lalain w/o Gauru Bugti
  7. Shani d/o Gauru Bugti
  8. Zeenat d/o Gauru Bugti
  9. Nana s/o Shah Mohammad Bugti
  10. Dazo s/o Lal Mohammad Bugt
  11. Sami w/o Dazo Bugti
  12. Karam Khan s/o Zahro Bugti
  13. Nazi d/o Zahro Bugti
  14. Gul Khan Bugti
  15. Shah Murad Bugti
  16. Hammal s/o Ghulam Nabi Bugti
  17. Faraz (7 yrs.) s/o Hammal Bugti
  18. Abdul Rahman Bugti
  19. Siddique s/o Abdul Rahman Bugti
  20. Atta Ur Rehman Bugti
  21. Answar Bugti
  22. Gulzar Bugti
  23. Shah Jamal s/o Nabi Dad Bugti
  24. Nawaz Ali Bugti s/o Nabi dad Bugti
  25. Pahlwan Bugti s/o Mohammad Baksh Bugti
  26. Badkurdar Bugti s/o Mohammad Baksh Bugti
  27. Eido Bugti

On 19th August Pakistan forces brought the dead bodies of three Baloch whom they claimed to have killed in a gun battle in Tertej area of Awaran Balochistan. However, the social media activists were quick to expose the lies of Pakistani security forces and its media. Baloch activists reported that Dilawar son of Suleman resident of Kunri area of district Awaran and Murad son of Qasim a resident of Jhao Balochistan were abducted from Main Bazaar of Awaran on 13August 2016.  Whereas the third man was identified as a member of Baloch National Movement named Noor Bakhsh son of Khan Jan resident of Jhakro Awaran. He was abducted during a military raid on his house on 30 July 2016.

It has become almost daily practice of Pakistani forces to carry out military attacks and kill previously abducted people in staged encounters.

On Saturday the Home Minister of Balochistan Sarfaraz Bugti whose father heads a military backed death squad in Dera Bugti has admitted that Pakistan forces have abducted 13575 people from Balochistan in year 2015 and 2016. Bugti also said in his statement that “military operations would continue until last one of them is killed” by them he was referring to all those Baloch who are opposed to Pakistan’s illegal occupation of Balochistan. Analysts believe that Sarfaraz Bugti’s statement is yet another official confession by the Pakistani Minister and a confirmation of the concerns of Baloch pro-freedom leaders and activists who since long time have been saying that Pakistani forces are involved in enforced-disappearances and extra-judicial killings in Balochistan.  The Pakistani minister’s statement is also being seen a threat to intensify the Baloch genocide in coming times.

Courtesy: Balochistan Channel 

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