Baloch activists demand UN intervention to stop genocide in Balochistan

Mar 12, 2019

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 11 (ANI): Baloch activists have raised the issue of gross human rights violations in Balochistan by Pakistan Army and their proxy terror organizations during the ongoing 40th session of UN Human Rights Council here today. A conference titled "Balochistan of Pakistan – The Human Cost" was organized by Baloch Human Rights Council (UK) at a tent at Broken Chair, in front of the UNHRC. A hashtag #Balochgenocide was also launched during the event. The speakers including a Member of European Parliament and Baloch human rights activists demanded an end to state and non-state atrocities on the Baloch people. They highlighted the plight of the people of Balochistan in the face of unchecked and concentrated brutalities being perpetrated against them by the state security forces of Pakistan for the last many decades. Karima Baloch, a woman human rights activist from Balochistan said, "We have an ethic issue of Baloch freedom. But, today we want to make the world aware about human rights issues in Balochistan. In Balochistan, thousands of people are missing and their house are being destroyed in bombardments. Many missing persons are being killed and their mutilated bodies are recovered. However, many Baloch are still missing for many years". She added, "In Quetta, a camp outside Press Club is ongoing for the past many years to raise the issue of missing persons, but no action has been taken by the concerned authorities". The activists later organized a protest against Pakistan Army and demand an early intervention by the United Nations to stop genocide of Baloch people. The Baloch were joined in solidarity by Sindhi, Pashtun and Kashmiri activists, who raised slogans against the Pakistan Army and the ISI.