Monday, 6 September 2010
International Voice For Baloch Missing Person Protested Against Enforced-Disappearances In Baluchistan
London: International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons has held a 5 hours long protest against enforced-disappearances of Baluch student and political activists. The aim of the protest was to highlight the issue of growing forced-disappearing of Baloch political leaders and activists by Pakistani and Iranian authorities. Number of Baloch and other Human Rights activists participated in the protest to show solidarity with the families of Baloch political prisoners and to condemn Pakistan and Iran atrocities against Baluchistan.
Pakistan is already being closely monitored by international media because of its dubious role in supporting Taliban and Al Qaeda insurgents and constant meddling in the Afghan affairs. Its military and security establishment are well aware of the fact that if the foreign media, somehow, manage to get the real insight of what is going on inside Baluchistan, it may put serious constraints on country’s foreign policy choices. Pakistan knows its limit in Baluchistan. It, indeed, is conscious about the severe consequences that would follow, should it commit a-Rwanda-style genocide in Baluchistan.
After all, its past atrocities in the East Pakistan, which later became Bangladesh, is still being investigated. Pakistan, thus, resorts a policy of denial, deception and secrecy with regards to its misconducts in Baluchistan. It attempts to hide its widespread human rights abuses against the Baluch people.
So far, according to one estimate about 8000 people, including men, women and children, have been abducted in various parts of Easter occupied Baluchistan. Just in the month of August 2010, the Pakistani intelligence agencies killed fifteen Baluch political activists who had been picked up from different areas and remained in their custody.
Later, their mutilated bodies were thrown in open fields. As the security situation further deteriorates in Baluchistan, Pakistani security forces may attempt to kill more of those who are forcibly abducted. Pakistan is also attempting to use them as human weapon in a desperate bid to deter political forces and their activists to distance themselves from the
Baluch cause for national liberation.
International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (U.K section) has urged the International Human Rights Organisation, The UN, and EU to take notice of Pakistan’s and Iran’s atrocities in Balochistan. The I.V.B.M.P has also requested the Baloch Diaspora to take practical step against abduction of their breathers in Balochistan.
It has been decided that International Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (UK) will continue their campaign against human rights violations in Balochistan and in this regard it will protest first Sunday of every month in front of different important official locations in London.
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