Anti-Pakistan protests in Germany against abduction of Baloch activists

ANI | Updated: Nov 12, 2017 09:09 IST

Berlin/ Hannover [Germany], November 12 (ANI): Anti-Pakistan protests were held in two different cities of Germany against the abduction of Baloch activists by Pakistani security forces.

The Baloch National Movement (BNM) held a protest in Hannover city of Germany, against Pakistani brutalities and abduction of women, children and students in Balochistan.

The Baloch Human Rights Organisation (BHRO) is also set to hold a two-day awareness campaign in Berlin, Germany about human rights violations in Balochistan and for the safe recovery of Nawaz Atta, Information Secretary of the BHRO, and eight other students, abducted by secret agents and rangers from Karachi.

"The state policy of using excessive force against civilians and whosoever talks about Baloch rights has intensified in recent days and has become the major cause of human right violations in Balochistan," said the general secretary of the BHRO, Abdullah Abbas.

He further said that Baloch activist Nawaz Atta was abducted from his home last month and eight others students were also abducted in a follow up raid from Karchi by Pakistani security forces.

"We demand from the Pakistan Government and security forces to release all the abductees immediately and if they have done any crime, to produce them in court; try them as per law and allow them their legal right of defending themselves," he added.

Abbas appealed to all human right organisations and human right activists to raise their voices against the enforced disappearances in Balochistan and for the safe recovery of all the abductees.

BHRO activist Tayiba Baloch also held a press conference in Quetta, Balochistan and announced future protest and demonstration for the safe recovery of Nawaz Atta and other students.

The BHRO will hold a protest demonstration on November 15 in Quetta and will organise a rally on November 19 in Karachi.

For decades in Balochistan, economic exploitation through the plundering of natural resources, and the systematic economic, social and political exclusion of indigenous Baloch people, has become a norm.

In addition to this, enforced disappearances, extra-judicial killings and an escalating crackdown on freedom of expression are used as covert tools to brutally repress the peaceful struggle for justice, rights and equality of the Baloch. (ANI)

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