Protests against extrajudicial killings, disappearances continue across Balochistan

Published January 10, 2024
Panjgur: Women participate in a protest against enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, on Tuesday.—Dawn
Panjgur: Women participate in a protest against enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, on Tuesday.—Dawn

GWADAR: Protests continued in Turbat, Panjgur and other towns of Makran against the alleged enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of political workers and students. The demonstrators also called out the violence against the participants of Turbat long march in Islamabad.

The Panjgur protest rally was called by Baloch Yak­jehti Committee (BYC). The protesters included a good number of political workers, students, women and children.

The demonstrators gathered at Javed Shaheed Chowk and then marched on various roads of the town, chanting slogans against the government. They were also holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands.

The leaders of BYC, including Nazeer Dost, Adiba Baloch, the daughter of missing Zaheer Baloch, Bisma Baloch, Fahid Asif Baloch and Nadir Baloch, while speaking at the gathering, said the government was itself violating the relative article of the Constitution regarding human rights.

“The tactics used by the government can not suppress the voice of Baloch people since not only they’re struggling for their rights, but also saving the lives of their missing loved ones,” the speakers said.

Published in Dawn, January 10th, 2024

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