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.