Three years after his abduction, Zahid Baloch is still missing.
Dear members of the press,
Thank you for joining us today in this briefing on Balochistan and human rights. My name is Karima Mehrab and I am the Chairperson of Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A). Formed in 1967, the BSO has campaigned for education, development of Balochi as mother language and medium of instruction, and the political rights of the Baloch people in the Pakistan-occupied Balochistan.
International Bodies Must Intervene to Stop Pak Army Atrocities in Balochistan
Toronto, July 31, 2016 – Baloch National Movement (BNM) called for a protest in Toronto today against the enforced disappearance of Wahid Baloch by the Pakistani security agencies on July 26, 2016 when he was returning to Karachi. His vehicle was stopped at the Toll Plaza entry point and he was whisked away at gunpoint by masked ISI personnel. Mr. Baloch is missing since then.
The local police station has refused to file a report on his illegal abduction without giving any reason as to why the legal process was being obstructed.
Filed under News, Protest
Protest the Political Assassination of Dr. Mannan Baloch by Pakistan Army
Toronto, Jan 31, 2016: Battling the sub-zero cold, a significant number of Baloch Canadians took part in a downtown Toronto rally to vent their anger at the Pakistani civil and military establishment for the cold-blooded murder of Dr. Mannan Baloch, Secretary General, Baloch National Movement (BNM) in Balochistan.
Dr. Baloch, his three colleagues and a nephew were murdered in execution style by Pakistan Army’s Special Forces in the early hours of Saturday, January 30th in the restive Balochistan region where the army is currently engaged in a bloody campaign of genocide and ethnic cleansing of the indigenous population.
Baloch Canadians expressed their anger at the Pakistan Army retired officers celebrating their so-called “victory day” in the 1965 war against India at Mississauga, Canada. Progressive elements and human rights activists joined the protest to raise their voice against the atrocities Pakistan Army is committing in Balochistan.
Filed under Reports, Video
What separates them is that while the Kurds at the frontline against IS get media attention, the Baloch, besieged by the ISI, hardly do.
By: Anirudh Bhattacharyya
Last autumn, I had a conversation with a vivacious young lady in Toronto.
It was a unique experience for me since I had never before spoken to someone outfitted in the uniform of the Peshmerga, the Kurdish forces.
Toronto, April 25, 2015 – Organizations representing various national movements attended the event commemorating 90th year of Al-Ahwaz occupation by Iran in 1925 hosted by Al-Ahwaz Democratic Popular Front (ADPF). Representatives of Al-Ahwaz, South Azerbaijan, Turkoman, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Kashmir, Sindh and Balochistan spoke of the Iranian state atrocities committed against Ahwazi civilians for the last 90 years and the heroic resistance of the people to regain their independence.
The event commenced with the national anthems of Al-Ahwaz and Canada followed by a moment of silence to honour the martyrs of Ahwazi struggle.
Speech of Dr. Zaffar Baloch, President BHRC (Canada)
Message in honour of Sabeen Mahmud