BNM: We will not remain silent over ‘Enforced Disappearance’ of Baloch women by Pak Army

Baloch nationals protesting with photographs of
Baloch nationals protesting with photographs of "Missing" people of Balochistan. The missing people in these photographs have disappeared due to Pakistan's "kill and dump" policy in Balochistan. (Representative image)

Baloch National Movement (BNM) said that on 25 April 2022, the Pakistan Army arrested Shah Bibi, mother of Saleh, Shazadi, an elderly man Abdul Rehman, father of Shazadi and other family members from Karak-e-Dal, Gichk, district Panjgur, occupied Balochistan.

The BNM explicitly pointed out that “the (Pakistani) state may dislike someone but the enforced disappearance of any human being is unacceptable and against humanity. The cases of enforced disappearances are increasing every single day. In the past, political activists and those associated with the struggle of independence were targeted, but now their families are being forcibly disappeared.”

Saleh’s father Haroon had earlier been arrested and tortured as well and there has been a deterioration in his health due to the inhuman torture. The Pakistan Army has been pressurizing the family to hand over Saleh to the Pakistan Army. The Pakistani military’s repression of the Baloch people is not a response to a particular incident but it seeks complete occupation of Balochistan’s land and society. However, after a particular incident the Pakistani regime seizes the opportunity to act more vigorously on her pre-determined goals so that the people of Punjab can satisfy their ego.

Baloch students are being regularly targeted in Islamabad and Lahore by the Pakistan Army after self-sacrificing (fidayeen) attack by Shari Baloch in Karachi. Targeting Bebagr Imdad and other students has been a well planned pretext to deprive the Baloch nation of its intelligentsia, as the Pakistani military had done in Bangladesh. The BNM warned that they will not remain silent against the oppression of the state of Pakistan. They will write letters to the UN bodies and  other relevant human rights organisations for keeping silent and speaking for Balochistan and it’s people.

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