Baloch activists thank Indian PM Modi, stage protest in Berlin

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Berlin [Germany], Sept. 18 (ANI): The Baloch Republican Students Organization (BRSO) activists held a protest here with an objective to highlight state atrocities on Baloch civilians across Balochistan. The protestors were seen raising 'Baloch wants freedom', 'Pakistan Murdabad', 'Thankyou Modi' and 'We want freedom' slogans. BRSO spokesperson told ANI, "Post (Indian) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on genocide in Balochistan, Pakistan has stepped up its operation there. In the last 10 days they have killed around 90 people, but no one is raising voice against it or reporting it. They are forcibly shutting down our book shops where people go to read our literature and are raiding houses and kidnapping the family members of our activists." He said that for now neither the Pakistani media nor the international human rights organisations are taking up these violations seriously. "The aim of this protest is to highlight the atrocities and call upon international attention to pressurize Pakistan to respect international human rights laws," he added. The spokesperson further said that the United States providing military aid and support to Pakistan is further strengthening Islamabad's confidence. "Even after so many of our people have died, the United States is providing strategic and military support to Pakistan, which it uses for conducting genocide against its own people," he said. "We request Prime Minister Modi to form a committee that could represent the issue of Balochistan in the United Nations and want to thank him and the Indian media for highlighting the issue," said BRSO spokesperson. During the protest, the activists also distributed pamphlets to spread awareness among the people about the situation in Balochistan (ANI)