New York, Sept 21 – Baloch National Movement (BNM) and Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) held a joint protest rally outside the UN Headquarters in New York to highlight the gross human rights violations in Sindh and Balochistan. On the occasion of the 72nd UNGA meeting in New York; Baloch and Sindhi activists campaigning for sovereignty of their lands, cultural identity and freedom of thought – gathered to jointly raise their voice against extreme forms of Pakistani military operations, enforced disappearances, torture and mass killings of civilians.
Addressing the media, Nabi Bakhsh Baloch, Secretary General, BNM-North America stated that the ongoing month-long Pakistani military operation in the Kolwah area of Balochistan has resulted in fatalities while a large number of residents were taken away by the soldiers who also set fire to their homes and properties. “For the record”, Mr. Baloch said, “This scenario is not about Myanmar or Rohingya Muslims but Balochistan where Pakistan’s Islamic Army is committing genocide against its own Muslim population.
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Throughout history Baloch nation have faced all sort of atrocity by the hands of Pakistani and Iranian occupying forces. Year 2010 saw a new surge in the aggressive killing of a nation who asks for its birthright to a nationhood which is guaranteed by UN charter and signature by the whole international community.
Pakistan’s south-western province of Balochistan is the site of an intense struggle for self-determination against the federal government.
Despite the province being rich in natural resources, the Baloch majority ethnic group remains economically marginalised and receives little benefit from development in region.
In its efforts to counter the Baloch struggle, the Pakistani state has resorted over the years to violent repression and indiscriminate warfare.
Karachi, Oct 9 : Baloch Students Organization – Azad held a protest rally in Karachi against the unlawful arrest and enforced disappearance of Shabir Ahmed Baloch, Secretary Information, BSO-Azad. A large number of Baloch students and activists took part in the peaceful rally that gathered in front of the Karachi Arts Council and marched up to Karachi Press Club, carrying banners and portraits of the enforced disappeared student leader from Awaran, Balochistan. A similar protest rally was held in front of Quetta Press Club. Human rights activists, Chairman of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) Nasrullah Baloch, Vice Chairman Mama Qadeer Baloch and a number of students and members of civil society participated the demonstration. The protester were holding banners and placards highlighting the unlawful arrest and disappearance of Shabir Baloch and murder of Hasil Baloch aka Qazi on 4th and 5th October respectively.
A little over 400 people marched in a procession from Regal Chowk to the Karachi Press Club to protest the disappearance of Baloch social activist Wahid Baloch on July 26, 2016.
They carried placards with pictures of the activist and shouted full-throated slogans such as “Wahid Baloch ko baazyab karo” and “Release Baloch and have pity on humanity”.
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[Switzerland]. Sept. 20 (ANI): Baloch people, Kashmiris from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Sindhi community held a joint protest in front of the UN office in Geneva on Tuesday to highlight the atrocities on its people by Pakistan and also to oppose the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) .
Protesters held up banners reading “No to CPEC, We want freedom, go back China”.
Some protesters shouted, “Sindhi people say no to CPEC.”
This is a first such joint protest by the activists belonging to different organisations for a common purpose of ceasing CPEC activities
LONDON: Baloch and Sindhi leaders held a joint protest against the ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan outside the Chinese Embassy in London.
This is a first such joint protest by the activists belonging to different organisations for a common purpose of ceasing CPEC activities and preventing gross human rights violations.