Baloch activists hold protest in Germany, thank Modi

Berlin, Aug 31 (IANS) Scores of Baloch activists staged protests in the German cities of Dusseldorf, Berlin and Munich against the “human right crisis and forced disappearances” of Baloch people in Pakistan, said a representative of the activists.

The protests on Tuesday — marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances — were held by the Baloch National Movement (BNM) with demonstrators holding placards thanking Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising the issue of human rights violations in Balochistan.

“Protests were held against enforced disappearances by Pakistani forces in Balochistan on International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on Tuesday,” Faiz Muhammad Marri of Baloch National Movement told IANS on Wednesday over phone.

The Baloch protestors carried placards reading “Thank you Narendra Modi for your support”, “United Nations send fact-finding mission to Balochistan”, “Stop Baloch Genocide”, and “Pakistan China Economic Corridor intensified brutalities in Balochistan”.

Marri alleged that more than 25,000 Baloch people have gone missing by the hands of Pakistani forces while more than 3,000 Baloch missing persons have been found killed and dumped in various parts of Balochistan and Sindh.

“Three mass graves were found in Tootak area of Khuzdar in 2014 containing 169 dead bodies. Only two of them were identified by their clothes and ID cards. They had been abducted by the Pakistani army during earthquake relief operations in Awaran in September and October 2013,” Marri told IANS.

Earlier, protests were held against the China Pakistan Economic Corridor outside the Chinese embassy in London on Sunday evening when slogans like “No to CPEC” were raised.

–IANS

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