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In a statement following the attack, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) took "grave notice of the alarming spike in violence that has shot through Quetta". "[HRCP ... "This is basically the work of sectarian militant organisations which have gained strength in Balochistan in the last few years.".
Baloch Republican Party UK Chapter activists demonstrated outside at the ten Downing Street in London and requested the UK government to take notice of human rights violations and Baloch genocide by Pakistan army in Balochistan. In an address to the media, BRP UK Chapter's President, Mansoor ...

English city Westminster has been emblazoned with slogans raising human rights issue in Pakistan ahead of Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. On Monday night, the World Baloch Organisation (WBO) organised a projection over the UK Houses of Parliament that read ...
During the same visit when Sharif addressed the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly, Mustikhan led a protest against Pakistan outside the venue for an organisation called “Free Balochistan Campaign USA” and accused the Pakistani premier of being involved in human rights ...
On Easter Monday, four members of a Christian family were shot dead in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's volatile Balochistan province. ... Amidst continued human rights abuses in that very province, orchestrated by that very institution, he chose to suggest that the perpetrators of the latest act of terror don't ...
Furthermore, the Security forces in Pakistan violate the human rights in many counterterrorism operations in Balochistan and FATA. Suspects are frequently detained during operations without charge and or convicted without a fair trial. According to an independent report, there are 50,000 people displaced ...

QUETTA: The mother of a teenage Baloch boy, who was abducted by Pakistani forces from a Pakistani army sponsored festival (Makuran Mela), has appealed the social media activists to help ... His mother has requested social media and human rights activists to play their role for her son's safe recovery.
In London, Free Balochistan Movement activists held an awareness session about Balochistan's occupation day in Cumberland Hotel London. Baloch diaspora and human rights activists joined FBM seminar in London. Speakers including Khan of Kalat Suleman Daud Khan, Ismael Amiri of Balochistan ...
It is pertinent to mention that Pakistani forces have geared up unlawful abductions and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan in past few months. Baloch Human Rights Organisations and pro-freedom Baloch parties say that there are more than 20,000 Baloch currently in the illegal torture centres of the ...
Recently, at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, activists raised the issue of enforced disappearances, torture and killings of several Baloch activists and intellectuals. A Pakistan journalist, named Taha Siddiqui, said that the Islamabad government has been neglecting the instances of abduction ...
He says, “Indresh Ji may be a senior RSS functionary but as a common, conscious citizen, his political affiliation, his cultural affiliation is immaterial for Hind Baloch Forum. This is a civil society movement that concerns itself with the human rights violations against the people in Balochistan. It wants to join its ...
"We condemn and reject CPEC that is making our lives a hell, it will vanish us (Baloch) from the face of the earth by a mega demographic change when millions of Chinese and Punjabis will settle in Balochistan. The day CPEC started, human rights violations climbed to the level of genocide," she further ...
The activists welcome the Narendra Modi government's efforts in recent years to raise the profile of the Balochistan issue, including raising the matter at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. However, there is a concern that the support arises as and when India wants to retaliate to ...
A group of Baloch political and student activists in Canada gathered at Fairview Library in Toronto to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Pakistan's occupation ... The event organized by Baloch National Movement (BNM) was supported by Sindhi, Pashtun, Kashmiri, Kurd and other human rights activists.
The aim of the conference was to apprise the international community about the grave human rights situation faced by the people of Sindh and Balochistan in Pakistan. Executive Director for South Asia Democratic Forum Paulo Casaca, setting the tone for the conference, informed that the human rights ...
A conference on the human rights situation in Sindh and Balochistan was held on Tuesday in the United Nations on the sidelines of the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The aim of the conference was to apprise the international community about the grave human rights situation ...
Baloch activists, Muhammad Jawad and Abdul Nawaz Bugti, raised issue of human rights violations and state terrorism committed by Pakistan in Balochistan, at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Activists highlighted the atrocities committed by Pakistan against women and children of ...

GENEVA: Pakistan's armed forces and intelligence agencies are at the heart of the continuing human rights violations in that country's Balochistan province, claimed three senior Baloch activists in separate addresses at the 37th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) being held in ...
Mini Devi Kumam, the second secretary at India's mission to UNHRC, was replying to Pakistan's claims of human rights abuse by New Delhi in Kashmir. She pointed out human rights violations in Balochistan, Sindh and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Pakistan has “habitually” been misleading the UNHRC on ...
It should be noted here that the diaspora in America and Europe had launched international campaigns of “Free Balochistan” with posters on public transport and billboards to create awareness among the international community over alleged human rights violations being carried out in several districts of ...
QUETTA - Balochistan lawyers on Thursday, remembering human rights champion and a prominent lawyer late Ms Asma Jahangir, said the renowned lawyer was the voice of oppressed and a symbol of struggle and resistance. “She made her life a lightening principle for the next generation,” lawyers ...
"The human rights situation in Balochistan is increasingly worrying, with recurrent cases of enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and extrajudicial killings of the Baloch individuals. The Balochs have faced systematic economic deprivation and social and political exclusion since the occupation by ...
On Asma Jahangir's death, the former Balochistan chief minister, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, tweeted: “Balochistan is forever in your debt.” His remarks echoed the broader sentiments of the people of Balochistan who widely treated the iconic human rights defender as their champion and dependable ...
LONDON: The Baloch Republican Party has held a protest demonstration outside the official residence of the British Prime Minister at number 10 Downing Street on Saturday. A large number of the BRP activists and other human rights activists have participated in the protest to express their solidarity with ...
“Because of the security situation and the complexities of the region, we don't have access to all the information… but in 2017 we were able to document at least 39 casualties,” Habibollah Sarbazi, the director of the Baloch Activists Campaign (BAC), told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on ...
The World Baloch Organisation, which campaigns for the rights of the ethnic Baloch population in Pakistan, had plastered black cabs in Manchester with posters that read "#FreeBalochistan from human rights abuses". The organisation said the campaign was an "attempt to highlight the worsening human ...
Baloch Republic Organisation (BRO) UK, protested in London against Human Rights violations by Pakistan in Balochistan. The protest took place at 10 Downing Street in London. Mansoor Baloch, President of BRP urged UK Government to intervene in the Balochistan Genocide issue. For the latest videos, ...
You may never have heard of The World Baloch Organization (WBO), but they are hoping that will soon change. The WBO is a human rights organization that lobbies against the human rights abuses committed by the Pakistan military and intelligence agencies against the Baloch people in its own country.
After the disappearance, Sindh Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Vice Chairman Asad Iqbal had said that if a crime was committed then these youth should be produced in the court of law. “Protesting against the 'disappearance' of Sagheer Ahmed Baloch was his democratic right,” he added.
... used as covert tools to brutally repress the peaceful struggle for justice, rights and equality of the Baloch. Reports say at least 8,000 Baloch citizens are still victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, while 1,500 such victims were killed and dumped, according to human rights organisations. (ANI) ...
The slogans include “#FreeBalochistan from human rights abuses” and “Raise your voice against human rights abuses in #Balochistan by Pakistan Army”. Referring to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor that goes up to Gwadar port in Balochistan, one of the signs read, “No to CPEC, the China-Pakistan ...
... the ethnic persecution and gross human rights violations in Pakistan-occupied Balochistan and support the Baloch people's quest for peace and freedom. We want the US to cut off all military aid to Pakistan and hold it accountable for its crimes in Balochistan," said WBO a spokesperson Bhawal Mengal, ...
It has since begun mobile advertising, with trucks driving around the city with posters saying “#FreeBalochistan from human rights abuses” and “Raise your voice against human rights abuses in #Balochistan by Pakistan Army”. The trucks drove around the consulates of Pakistan and China, WBO said in a ...
New York, Dec 20 (PTI) After a successful month of implementing the campaign in London, the World Baloch Organisation today kicked-off human rights advertisement on taxis in New York city. Rooftops of more than 100 yellow taxis have been placed with colourful "#Free Balochistan from human rights ...
Speaking to the Senate's Functional Committee on Human Rights last year soon after the attack on Police Academy in Quetta, Balochistan Home Secretary Mohammad Akbar said: “The provincial administration has no legal power in Balochistan, which has become a war zone.” Akbar further added ...
"The aim of this protest is to raise awareness about the human rights violations in Balochistan. On December 10, we appeal to the United Nations, European Union and other civilized countries to break their silence on the human rights violations in Balochistan," BRP, South Korea Chapter President Ameer ...
Quetta [Pakistan], Jan 12 (ANI): A Baloch sister has appealed the human rights organisations and media to help her raise voice for her brother's safe release, who was abducted by the Pakistani security forces on December 15, 2017. Mahrang Baloch, daughter of late Ghaffar Lagov Baloch, held a press conference at Quetta ...
Among them were former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, leading South Asia expert and former Pakistani ambassador Hussain Haqqani, several Baloch freedom and human rights activists cutting across party lines, former head of Afghanistan's Directorate of Security Amrullah Saleh, and even normally ...
QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly Speaker Raheela Hameed Durrani has underlined the need for protecting human rights in order to establish a civilised society. Speaking at the function arranged by the Ministry of Human Rights to mark the International Human Rights Day here on Sunday, she said that the ...
She was addressing an event arranged by the Ministry of Human Rights to mark the International Human Rights Day. She said that protection of basic human rights has been guaranteed in the Constitution of Pakistan without any discrimination adding that Balochistan government is now taking all possible ...
The Baloch nation is facing human rights violations and abuses since the forcible and illegal occupation of Balochistan by Pakistan on 27 March 1948. There has been variation in the Pakistani military and 'democratic government' atrocities in Balochistan but from past 15 years Pakistani forces barbaric ...
On Thursday, the Senate Standing Committee on Human Rights called the recovered missing persons to enquire about the circumstances under which they went missing, dismissing the Balochistan additional secretary statement that only 136 missing persons have gone missing in the province.
"The aim of this protest is to raise awareness about the human rights violations in Balochistan. On December 10, we appeal to the United Nations, European Union and other civilized countries to break their silence on the human rights violations in Balochistan," BRP, South Korea Chapter President Ameer ...
Athens [Greece], Dec 9 (ANI): Baloch Republican Party's (BRP) Greece Chapter held a protest demonstration outside the Switzerland Embassy in Athens, the country's capital, over the Swiss Government's decision of turning down the asylum application of Baloch national leader Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti, the party said in ...
The question is what kind of peace do we want in Balochistan ? A peace obtained by just averting conflicts or insurgency would have no real value. Often oppressive policies leading to the human rights violation are used to enforce such superficial calm. This kind of peace has existed in Balochistan for over ...
Reports say at least 8,000 Balochs are still the victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, while 1,500 such victims were killed and dumped, according to human rights organisations. Last month, the Amnesty International had called upon the authorities in Pakistan to immediately end enforced ...
Vancouver [Canada], December 8 (ANI): The World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF) has condemned the abduction of Baloch leader Allah Nazar's sister ... 8,000 Baloch are still victims of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, while 1,500 such victims were killed and dumped, according to human rights organisations. (ANI) ...
He has addressed open sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council and held demonstrations outside the global body's offices in Geneva. While denying any involvement in violence or connection with the numerous militant groups active in Balochistan, Mehran Baluch thinks his activism has ...
Earlier in the month, the Government of Pakistan pressured the Transport for London to remove the #FreeBalochistan ads, claiming that they were irresponsible and offensive to the Pakistani diaspora. The #FreeBalochistan ads aimed to raise awareness of the human rights abuses that the Balochis face at ...
According to Khalil Ahmed, president of the Balochistan Union of Journalists, .... politics, Balochistan issues, extremism and human rights.


 

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