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BRP members protest at UN in Geneva to highlight Pak atrocities on Baloch people

Updated: Sep 19, 2016 22:37 IST

Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 19 (ANI): Members of the Baloch Republican Party (BRP) on Monday protested before the UN office in Geneva to highlight the atrocities by Pakistan on Baloch people.

Holding banners with pictures of Baloch activists killed by the Pakistani military, the protesters raised slogans to stop atrocities on Baloch people.

The protesters also raised slogans such as, "China must leave Balochistan."

Maintaining that the situation in Balochistan is worse today, BRP president, Germany Chapter, Javed Mohd Baloch said, "In the last one month Pakistan has killed more than 100 people in Balochistan, especially Dera Bugti and Nasirabad."

Javed said the Pakistani authorities have escalated military operation after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi supported their cause.

"After the statement made by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they [Pakistan] are escalating military operations," Javed told ANI.

Prime Minister Modi, in his Independence Day address, had thanked the people of Balochistan, Gilgit and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for the goodwill they have shown towards him.

He had in an all-party meeting on Kashmir said the "time has come that Pakistan shall have to answer to the world for the atrocities committed by it against the people in Balochistan and PoK".

His statement about atrocities in Balochistan has hit a nerve with Pakistan, which has now voiced that it would raise the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly ( UNGA).

Javed asserted that Pakistan wants to complete China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project at any cost, even if they have to kill all Baloch people.

He highlighted even Beijing is involved in this.

On the BRP founder Brahamdagh Bugti statement that his party would take Pakistan to the International Criminal Court for the killing of Baloch people in Balochistan, Javed said, " We think it is a great step. It should have been taken long ago. We will implement this in Germany and also file cases here."

Meanwhile, another protester said, "We are protesting to highlight the issue of Balochistan. The human rights violations, the genocides which are being conducted by the Pakistani Army there."

The Baloch people have been protesting alleging Pakistan of being only concerned about the resources in Balochistan and not its people and exploiting the region's resources and trading it to Beijing.

Considered to be a part of China's One Belt, One Road initiative, the USD46 billion project covers Balochistan and Sindh provinces and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

India has formally opposed the CPEC because it runs through PoK. (ANI)

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