Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) has completed a protest camp at Shaal Press Club after 5139 days of demanding justice for forcibly disappeared persons and Baloch martyrs. Abdul Majid Baloch and other Political and social workers from Kalat joined the camp for solidarity on Thursday.
Mama Qadeer Baloch, the VBMP vice-chairman, expressed concern about the ongoing enforced disappearances in Balochistan to those who came to support the event. He reported that Balochistan witnessed 57 people forcibly disappear last month, with violence leading to over 20 more people disappearing in just two weeks. Most of the missing people were young adults.
Mama Qadeer emphasized that although the United Nations (UN) has declared enforced disappearances a crime against humanity, the global institutions have failed to prevent the wave of enforced disappearances in Balochistan, which has disheartened the Baloch people and weakened their faith in the UN and its ability to help them. He called for the UN to step up and play a crucial role in finding a permanent solution to the Balochistan issue.
Pakistan's reaction to this crisis is inappropriate and beyond the scope of the laws, claimed Mama Qadeer. The Pakistani forces use non-professional and illegal tactics, like death squads and criminal actions, to attack the opponents. The government and judiciary are not taking any legal steps. The recent reports of arresting hundreds of people, including at least five women, after an attack in Gwadar in the last few days have brought the attention of local human rights and international institutions.
Mama Qadeer condemned these enforced disappearances and said there is news of hundreds of extrajudicial arrests, including five women in Gwadar. He urges the relatives of the disappeared individuals to contact their organization with information so that local and international human rights organizations can be informed about the situation.
Mama Qadeer vehemently condemned these enforced disappearances and said that rather than holding the public responsible for their misfortunes, Pakistani security agencies should reevaluate their policies and refrain from committing more human rights violations.