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Baloch activists stage protest at UN headquarters in New York

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The protest was organised by the Free Balochistan Movement (FBM) on Tuesday across the street from the world body’s headquarters.

NEW YORK: Baloch activists on Wednesday gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in New York City, to protest against what they consider to be Pakistan’s illegal occupation of Balochistan. This move comes less than a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the Balochistan issue in his widely viewed Independence Day speech.

“Balochistan is not Pakistan,” and “Stop human rights violations in Balochistan,” were two of the messages displayed on banners during the protest. Participation in the event was open to all pro-Baloch freedom activists, and other human rights activists, and TOI learned that a few Indian human right activists who weren’t affiliated with any particular organization took part.

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