Baloch Human Rights Council has written a letter (posted by registered mail) to the UN Secretary General on the occasion of International Human Rights Day 10 December to intervene in Balochistan to end Pakistani state terrorism & barbarism in Balochistan. Copy of the letter is posted below;
His Excellency Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Plaza,
New York, NY 10017
Subject: Deteriorating human right situation in Balochistan
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, we would like to draw your kind attention towards the deteriorating human right situation in Pakistani controlled Balochistan where Pakistani security agencies have been involved in gruesome violation of human rights of the Baloch political activists in recent months.
The violation of human rights is part of the ruthless war which the Pakistani military has been waging in Balochistan for the last many years, in which thousands of innocent men, women, and children have been mercilessly killed, thousands have been displaced, and thousands are missing. In this regard, we have been frequently drawing your attention about the abductions of students, doctors, teachers, journalists, and human rights activists in Balochistan.
The Pakistani military establishment has created numerous religious terrorist organizations as proxy death squads comprised of drug peddlers, dacoits, and social outcasts. These organizations which are working with different nomenclatures have been commissioned the task of physically eliminating the Baloch intellectuals, political, and human rights activists by security agencies. The graphic details of human rights violation in Balochistan have been published by different non-governmental organizations and international humanitarian institutions affiliated with the United Nations. There has been a steady rise in the magnitude of the abduction of the Baloch by Pakistani secret agencies for the last many months. The role of Pakistani army in the killings and abduction of the Baloch activists has been highlighted by the Amnesty International in its various reports since 2007 on Balochistan.
Dear Secretary General,
In the face of heinous crimes being committed by the Pakistani security forces in Balochistan and the unchecked violations of the basic human rights of the Baloch, the silence of the international community is incomprehensible. Despite the repeated presentation to international organizations including the UN by the representatives of the Baloch people, the international community is watching silently while a whole nation is systematically being wiped out by the Pakistani state through military aggression. This is high time for the international community to rise and act before it is too late for the Baloch.
The situation for the Baloch is alarming. The war against the Baloch is being waged without witnesses. The authorities are refusing access to foreign observers, journalists, and humanitarian organizations. Pakistani State Establishment is committing heinous crimes against humanity in Balochistan. The Baloch are facing a systematic genocide. They need urgent help from the civilized and democratic world. We hope that the honorable Secretary General may kindly take a personal interest in pushing for a thorough and independent international investigation into the cold-blooded murders of the Baloch nationalist leaders and other serious abuses of human rights and humanitarian laws by the Pakistani Army in Balochistan.
We believe that no individual or state should be above International Laws. Those who are responsible for grave violation of human rights must be held accountable and in this respect we are justified in asking for the immediate intervention of United Nations in order to pressurize the Pakistani state for an immediate end to genocide acts being committed on the Baloch. We strongly request you to press Pakistan to stop all atrocities against the Baloch political, social and human rights activists and civilians. Your immediate intervention could save countless innocent lives.
We request that this petition be taken as an urgent humanitarian appeal.
London , Dated: 10/12/2011