- International Voice for Baloch Missing Person The state terrorism in the form of enforced disappearances
"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person" Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Baloch Human Rights Organisation held a protest demonstration outside Karachi Press Club on Wednesday against the brutal murder of BSO-Azad Secretary General Raza Jahangir Baloch and BNM leader Imdad Baloch in Turbat town of Balochistan.
Large number of Baloch women and children joined the protest to express their anger against security forces for its continuous atrocities across Balochistan. The protesters were carrying placard inscribed with different slogans and pictures of the slain Baloch leaders. They chanted slogans against what they call state terrorism in Balochistan.
Addressing the demonstration the BHRO leaders said that security forces have intensified human rights violations in Balochistan since the new government came in power, adding that, “The Security forces are expanding its terrorism across Balochistan by extra-judicially killing and abducting Baloch student and political activists and leaders.”
The BHRO leader said on the early morning of 14 August Pakistan army and FC attack the house of a Baloch political leader and opened indiscriminate firing and bombing on the houses killing Imdad Baloch, the house owner, and Baloch Students Organization Secretary General Raza Janahngir Baloch. Imdad Baloch’s aged father has been seriously injured in the attack and he has later been taken away along with another person by Pakistani army.
The leaders of BHRO further said that on 13 August Baloch people had organised a rally to record their protest against human rights violation on the arrival of UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon to Pakistan. Security forces attacked the peaceful rally and tried to abducted activists including women and children. Many women and children were injured due to indiscriminate batten charge by security forces.
“Security forces are continuing their atrocities in Balochistan unabated and now they have even started to kill people in the name of fake encounters to mislead the world,” BHRO leaders said.
The BHRO urged the UN secretary General Mr Ban Ki-moon to take notice of the killing and abduction of Baloch activists by security forces. They said it was shocking that Mr Ban Ki-moon was giving importance to secondary issues and ignoring the human rights violation by security forces.
“The UN seems completely unmoved by the grave atrocities and violations of human rights in Balochistan. We urge Mr Ban Ki-moon to stop ignoring the unfolding human tragedy in Balochistan and take notice of the brutal extra-judicial murder of BSO Azad Secretary General Raza Jahangir and BMN activis Imdad Baloch,” Said the BHRO.
Many Balochs are still being tortured in the security forces’s torture cells for several years, BHRO.
BHRO conducted a demonstration on the International Torture day in front of Karachi press club against the state violence, abduction and extrajudicial killings of innocent Baloch in Balochistan. The demonstrators were having banners and play cards on which slogans, against state’s violence, abduction, extrajudicial killings of innocent Baloch and international convention which is not taking notice against the violence in Balochistan, were written.
The activists of BHRO addressed the demonstrators and said that today, means, on 26th of June, the whole world celebrates this day against the violence and promises to eliminate violence from all international societies and every kind of violence is considered a crime against humanity but the Balochs are still being tortured in the security forces’s torture cells for several years. The innocent balochs are being tortured by electric shocks, hung for weeks, beaten severely, laid on ice during winter season, made them stood on barefooted outside during the hottest season, hands and feet were tied with chains, faces were covered with masks continuously, mice were let in their clothes, awakened them whole night and it is their routine to torture them psychologically in several ways. Due to this kind of severe torture, many innocent balochs have lost their lives and their decomposed bodies have been thrown in forests and far flung areas; many of them had been the food of wild animals if not then they had been in severe condition to be recognized. After inhuman treatment with the innocent balochs if some one is released then negative effects soon come out.
The activists addressed and said that till today 14000 innocent balochs have been abducted and are kept in different torture cells of the State and more than 500 balochs have been killed extra judicially by the intelligence agencies of Pakistan. The teachers, doctors, engineers, students and et al have been abducted by the military forces in the daylight. After this, the common citizens of Balochistan are unprotected because the forces can conduct raid any time in anybody’s home and disrespects and treats severally the children, women and the grand and without any legal reason, the innocent balochs are abducted and pushed behind bars. The forces have made their own rules and regulations in Balochistan that is why they do not care about the international laws of human rights. Therefore, a few days ago the forces fired, and martyred 8 innocent balochs named as Shahan, Dost Mohd, Taro, Najli,Tokali and yousuf and 20 of them seriously got injured and they are in a critical condition, in the area of Sunari Mat and Dranj Naala, Dera Bugti Sui where the people were offering fateha for their departed ones.
The activists addressed and said that we appeal to the responsible institutions of human rights on the occasion of International Torture Day to take notice against abductions and throwing decomposed dead bodies of innocent balochs and should force the security forces to stop such inhuman acts and should take actions for the purpose of eliminating the torture cells in Pakistan and all the missing persons should be released. Because the security forces are violating the international laws and are abducting the baloch students, political workers and innocent balochs and they are pushed in torture cells for years without any legal reason. Even though they are not presented before any courts this is absolutely against the human rights and constitution of state. The international human rights organization should play their vital role for the elimination of torture and restoration of fundamental rights of balochs.
Baloch Human Rights organization released a quarterly report on State terrorism and Human rights violation in Balochistan. The report comprises the events from January to April 2013 and listed names of those Balochs who were enforcely abducted and those who were extrajudicial killed.
In a released statement by BHRO it was said that the events of Human rights violation and state terrorism in Balochistan by the end of 1st quarter of 2013 shows a alarming condition in allover Balochistan . Human rights violation, state terrorism which includes mostly killings, orations, enforced abductions, mutilated bodies increased through the period.
the report summaries as:
From January to April 2013 following statistics are reported.
244 Baloch were enforcely abducted.
60 balochs were extrajudicial killed.
Among the killed Balochs 26 were killed in orations and 34 were killed after enforce abduction. During 4 month period 11 Baloch were released and 199 among abducted Balochs during the specified period were missing till the end of April 2013.