BRP holds protest in UK against enforced disappearances in Balochistan

The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) held a protest at 10 Downing Street in London against the issue of enforced disappearances in Balochistan. Whilst another protest was held in Germany's Chemnitz city, with similar aims to highlight the escalation of military operation and increased enforced disappearances in Balochistan. Most recently, an activist Jiyand Baloch, his brother and his father were abducted. Similar incident was reported in Kech district, when a student was abducted while traveling to his home in Gorkop area of the district. In an address to the demonstration in Germany, BRP Germany Chapter president Mr Jawad Mohammad Baloch said that minorities were being targeted not only in Balochistan but across Pakistan. Meanwhile, Baloch people had been facing Pakistan army's wrath from the last 70 years. Thousands of Baloch people were detained by Pakistan army in a recent escalation in abductions in Balochistan, Jawad added. BRP plans on raising awareness at every possible forum and raise the plight of Baloch people including increased abductions, military operations and other atrocities by the state army. Protestors stood in solidarity with the families of the victims. Meanwhile, Mr Mansoor Baloch, central leader of BRP, has said while addressing the demonstration in London that human rights situation was worsening in Balochistan. "Our mothers and sisters have come out in the Quetta Press Club in this cold weather for their abducted loved ones. Some of them have been abducted years back but their families are still kept unaware of their crimes. There is no law in Balochistan, the State agencies do as they please. They abduct whoever they want, ask for ransom or just kill and dump them. Thousands of Baloch people have been victimised by this practice of the state agencies." It is appealed in the statement that the human rights organisations and the United Nations (UN) should intervene in the case of enforced disappearances in Balochistan and act according to legal laws to bring back those who have been illegally abducted and detained.