The hunger strike camp for missing persons has been going on for 5155 days
On Thursday, Saad Baloch, Jannied Baloch, and other political and social workers from Soorab came to the hunger strike camp of missing persons and expressed solidarity.
Mama Qadeer Baloch, Vice-Chairman of the Voice for Missing Persons, expressed these thoughts during a meeting with delegations at the protest camp for the recovery of missing persons on Thursday.
Mama Qadeer Baloch said on 28 August, the law enforcement agencies forcibly abducted 30-year-old Nooratun along with her two young children, daughter Banadi and son Abdul Ghaffar, from a hotel in Shal, the central city of Balochistan. Nooratun is a resident of Sibbi and had come to Shal for treatment, where she was abducted after her arrest.
He said that this family has been facing forced disappearances since 1992 in the backdrop of the political situation in Balochistan. After returning to the country with other migrants, their family was targeted by state institutions due to their affiliation with the theories of Baloch leader Hairbyar Marri, their house was raided, and many members of the family were forcibly disappeared.
Mama Qadeer Baloch said that in 2008, the family's relative Mazar Khan s/o Gwahram was forcibly disappeared, who is still missing and is also included in the list of missing persons of the VBMP. Arif s/o Saeedan and Yousuf s/o Bangul, who were also associated with this family, were killed after a month of forced disappearance, their bodies were thrown away.
Nur Alam s/o Dilshad has been forcibly disappeared since 2016. Arz Muhammad s/o Pir Muhammad was targeted and killed in Afghanistan, where he was living as a migrant. It is evident from the state's injustices against this family that the state is also targeting Nooratun and her children for social punishment.
Mama Qadeer Baloch said that Pakistani security forces are committing human rights violations by making excuses for security reasons. The arrest and persecution of women and children without due process in Balochistan will increase restlessness and worsen human rights conditions.