A clampdown on Baloch refugees by the Taliban govt

(Representative Photo)
(Representative Photo)

The Taliban government launched a crackdown on Baloch refugees in Kabul on 5 Feb 22, in which 24 Baloch refugees were arrested and shifted to concealed locations.

Sources confirmed that the crackdown on the Baloch refugees began at 4 AM (local time) and the raids jeopardized the lives of many, especially women and children who were threatened to leave their homes. Among these refugees some are registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees while others have applied for registration.

Commenting on the inhuman crackdown, Dil Murad Baloch, Central Information Secretary, Baloch National Movement said, “We are deeply concerned about the arrest and relocation of Baloch refugees”. He further added, “We strongly hope that the Taliban government will release the Baloch refugees immediately, respecting Afghan traditions and the established rights of refugees internationally”.

After intense talks these refugees were released by the Taliban but the refugee Baloch population continues to live in constant fear of another abduction at the behest of Pakistan.

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