Monday, 21 June 2010

Zakir Majeed's family goes on token hunger strike for an indefinite period

Occupied Balochistan: QUETTA: The family members of Zakir Majeed Baloch, Vice Chairman of Baloch Students Organization (BSO), who went missing on June, 8, 2009, have established a hunger strike camp in front of Quetta Press Club on Saturday to protest against the non-recovery of their family member.

Earlier, addressing a press conference, the sister of Zakir Majeed said that her brother had been whisked away allegedly by the government agencies on June, 8, 2009 from Mastung district and despite lapse of one year they were unaware about his whereabouts.

“We have protested at various platforms, took out rallies and adopted all democratic means but to no avail”, she lamented and adding that family members had also set up a token hunger strike camp in front of Karachi Press Club which had remained continued for 37 days.

She said that they were setting up the hunger strike camp outside Quetta Press Club for indefinite period to register their protest against illegal detention of their loved one.

She said that if her brother, Zakir Majeed was guilty or involved in any wrong activities, then he should be produced before the court of law instead of keeping him in torture cells and illegal detention.

She feared that the Zakir could have been inflicted serious physical and mental punishments, adding that he was the only bread winner of the family. “After the kidnap of Zakir Majeed the family is facing economic problems and the studies of the young ones in family are badly affected”, she added.

She demanded of the judiciary and other humanitarian organizations to take notice of the illegal detention of her brother and exert pressure on the government so that her brother could be recovered at the earliest.

Responding to a question, she said that they had knocked doors of judiciary and adopted all democratic means for the recovery of Zakir but all in vain.

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