Baloch political activists protested outside UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's house at 10 Downing Street, seeking his immediate intervention for the release of thousands of Baloch activists languishing in detention centers in Pakistan. Baloch National Movement (BNM UK zone) organized the protests on the occasion of the International Day of the Disappeared. Baloch activists have now been voicing their concerns against Pakistan's atrocities on the innocent civilians of Balochistan. Pakistan's Army has also been held responsible for Baloch disappearances and is alleged to have tortured and killed Baloch political activists.
Demonstrators raised slogans against Pakistani Army for abducting, torturing and killing Baloch political activists. Shouts of Pakistani Army a "terrorist army" were heard during the protests. "Baloch activists are facing the worst kind of brutality by the Pakistan forces. They are abducted, tortured, and killed. We are here today to let the world know what is happening with the Baloch people," said BNM leader Hakeem Baloch. The BNM submitted a memorandum to British PM, urging the UK government to halt any financial aid to Pakistan and pressurize the country for the safe release of Baloch people, who have been forcibly disappeared at the hands of the Pakistani Army. The memorandum noted that more than 20,000 human rights campaigners, educationists, journalists, students, lawyers, and political activists have disappeared in Pakistan, while another 6,000 have been tortured/murdered in custody. "UN working groups, various local and international human rights organizations and even Pakistani judiciary believe Pakistani military and their secret services are directly involved in these disappearances. However, to this date, neither a single culprit has been tried by the judicial courts nor any form of international pressure has been exerted to halt these crimes," the memorandum read.
An appalling video from Balochistan was accessed by Republic TV on Tuesday, in which the Pakistan army could be seen thrashing Baloch people brutally. The video exposes the alleged atrocity that is being committed in Balochistan by Pakistan army. Even as the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation alleging atrocities against Kashmiris, he remains silent in what is transpiring in Balochistan. Just a day ahead, Imran Khan gave spoke elaborately on India's "atrocities" in Kashmir, and even went ahead to call himself the 'ambassador of Kashmir'. However, Khan's administration remains tight-lipped on the situations in their own country. (With inputs from agencies)