Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mass graves in Baluchistan

96786Baluchistan has a long history of insurgency with nationalist groups and locals advocating greater autonomy. The Baluchistan people have been demanding for economic emancipation, concretely through a bigger share of the revenue generated by the province’s natural resources, principally natural gas. Despite being rich in natural resources, the Baluch people remain economically marginalized and receive little or no benefit from the Baluchistan economy. In its efforts to counter the Baluch struggle, the Pakistani government has attempted to suppress this opposition by increasing the military presence in the region. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed from the hands of the Pakistani security forces. Many people are reported to have been subjected to enforced disappearance, torture, summary executions and deaths in custody with each passing day. Although,the human rights violations are equally attributable to both the Pakistani army and the Baluch nationalist rebels, it is the Pakistani state which is largely responsible for the continuing violence and attack against the Baluchistan civilian population. It has been reported that the Pakistani intelligence agencies have started to employ the method of “kill and dump tactics,” in which the victim is first abducted, tortured and killed in cold-blood and then dumped in open fields.  Read More:

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