December 22, 2023Bhagyasree Sengupta

Baloch protesters march to Islamabad over extrajudicial killing in Pak met with police brutality

A long march led by Baloch women protesting against enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings in Baluchistan was met with police brutality right when they reached Islamabad.

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Police not only blocked the entry points of Pakistan's federal capital but also used water cannons and tear gases to prevent the protestors from reaching the National Press Club.

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The march started on December 6 in Turbat, days after the “extra-judicial killing” of a Baloch youth by the Counter-Terrorism Department officials.

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During the crackdown, the police also arrested Mahrang Baloch who led the march towards the country's capital. "remember fascist state, we will defeat you," Baloch wrote on X.

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The protestors also accused Pakistani security agencies of a string of abductions of Baloch men, an allegation vehemently denied by the authorities.

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