The Baloch Yakjehti Committee (BYC) successfully brought the “Long March” against the Baloch genocide to Kohlu, marking a significant demonstration of Baloch national unity and resilience in the face of oppression. Thousands of courageous Baloch individuals from Kohlu joined the rally, emphasizing their collective stance against the Pak Army’s violence.
The long march, initiated in Turbat a week ago and passing through Mastung before reaching Quetta, drew participation from thousands of people rallying from Makran to Kohlu. The Baloch Yakjehti Committee initiated the march from Turbat to Quetta in response to the extra-judicial killing of the Baloch youths. In Quetta, the march faced resistance from Army.
Large crowds, including many women, gathered at Sariab Road to demand action against the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) for the broad daylight extrajudicial killing of an innocent man, Balach Baloch. Protesters attempted to enter the Red Zone, a sensitive administrative area but were met by baton-wielding police and pushed back. The march currently remains at Sariab Road for demonstrations.
The Long March has touched several Baloch towns, drawing attention to the ongoing grievances of the community. While the future of the march remains uncertain, its impact in galvanizing the Baloch people and raising awareness of their concerns is undeniable.
The Long March transcends the specific incident of Balach Baloch’s death. It represents a broader struggle for the rights and dignity of the Baloch people, who have long faced marginalization and oppression at the hands of the Pak Army. The march’s success in uniting Baloch across tribal and regional lines serves as a powerful symbol of their unwavering commitment to their cause.