In a triumphant turn of events, the resilient spirit of the Baloch people prevails as the Pakistan Army finally releases the remaining 34 protesters after enduring 8 days of unlawful imprisonment. The unjust arrests were orchestrated by the Islamabad police, marking a blatant violation of the right to peaceful protest.
This historic protest, initiated from Turbat against the Baloch genocide, faced a brutal crackdown by the Pakistan Army under the guise of maintaining order. The movement’s leader, Mahrang Baloch, vehemently denounces the oppressive actions and calls attention to the sinister mechanisms employed to suppress the voices of the Baloch people.
The Islamabad Police initially denied any wrongdoing, falsely claiming to have released all detainees. Such deceptive practices have become a recurring pattern within the institutions under the influence of the Army.
Mahrang Baloch, standing at the forefront of the movement, passionately appeals to educators to understand that many student participants have missed exams due to their commitment to the cause. She emphasizes that the movement is not merely a solitary outcry but resonates as the collective voice of Balochistan, one that refuses to be silenced.
Expressing grave concerns, Mahrang exposes the malevolent tactics employed by the Army, revealing over 300 fabricated FIRs filed by the Islamabad Police. Demanding justice, she calls for the immediate dismissal of these baseless charges, echoing the sentiments of a movement that seeks education, not a courtroom battle for its participants.
Earlier, the release of Dr. Zaheer Baloch, who was mysteriously shifted to an undisclosed location, raises further questions about the extent of Army-led suppression. The march, ignited by the extrajudicial killing of Balaach Mola Bakhsh, stands firm in its demands for the release of missing persons, the disarmament of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD), and accountability for the Army’s transgressions.
The provinces of Pak-occupied-Balochistan, rich in resources, have become a focal point of exploitation, with the Pak Army orchestrating a sinister plan to plunder the region’s wealth. Since March 27, 1948, the Baloch people have faced relentless oppression through daily home raids, disappearances, staged encounters, target killings, torture, and kidnappings for ransom.
As the Baloch people bravely resist, the world watches, and the call for justice echoes beyond the confines of Balochistan—a call that refuses to be silenced until the oppressive grip of the Army is loosened, and the voices of the Baloch people are heard and respected.