Saturday, August 31, 2013

Human Rights violations continue in Balochistan

 Around 404 people have been forcibly disappeared while 47 decomposed bodies are found dumped in different areas of Balochistan during the current year. Addressing a news conference at the Press Club here on Friday, Baloch Human Rights Organisation leader Mah Ganj Baloch said that the major slogan of the incumbent democratic government was to recover the missing persons, but the incidents of mutilated bodies are still taking which is regrettable. She revealed that since January 2013, around 404 people were whisked away and 36 of them were recovered. She said that 48 mutilated bodies were found dumped at various barren places. She said the Supreme Court repeatedly issued orders for the recovery of missing persons but nothing has been done so far in this regard. She said 53 people were disappeared in January, 54 in February, 68 in March, 69 in April, 53 in May, 27 in June, 46 in July and 25 in August. She said on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance, she reveals that around 13,000 people disappeared in Balochistan during the past decade.  She appealed the United Nations and other human rights organisations to play their role for the recovery of missing persons in Balochistan. Mah Ganj Baloch also claimed that the United Nations knew the missing persons issue in Balochistan but nothing in this connection. Meanwhile, relatives of the missing persons, Voice for Baloch Missing Persons and Baloch Human Rights Organisation staged a protest demonstration on the day of international day of the victims of enforced disappearance on Friday. The protesters were carrying different placards and banners, demanding immediate recovery of the missing persons. The missing persons’ relatives were also carrying the pictures of their beloved ones. 
Addressing the protesters, VBMP chairman Nasrullah Baloch said that violation of human rights is still underway in the province, as the people are being subjected to extra-judicial disappearances. He appealed to the international human rights organisation to take notice of the practice and provide relief to the victim families.

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