BSO voices concern over HR violation in Balochistan
LONDON: A delegation of the Baloch Students Organisation-Azad has met president of the Liberal Democrat London at the party headquarters of LibDem. The delegation, headed by BSO-Azad London organiser, met Jonathan Flyer, who is president of LibDem London and vice president of Liberal International British Group.
The delegation informed Flyer about human rights violations by Pakistani forces in Balochistan. Documentary evidence was also handed over to him during the meeting. He was informed that Balochistan was invaded by Pakistan on March 27, 1948, and since then there is a continuous violation of human rights in Balochistan. The Baloch nation is struggling peacefully against Pakistani occupation in accordance with international law, but the Pakistani state has proscribed peaceful political parties and student organisations. Thousands of political workers have been abducted and hundreds of activists, professors, doctors and lawyers had been killed and dumped till date. Even the family members of political activists had not been spared.
“Almost a hundred members of the Baloch Students Organisation were killed after abduction, including Shafee Baloch, the joint secretary of BSO-Azad; and Qayyum Baloch, the central committee member. Minors – Waheed Baloch and Majeed Zehri – and several other zonal members were also brutally murdered. Whereas, hundreds of members of BSO-Azad, including Zakir Majeed Baloch, its vice chairman, are still missing. Other than the state-backed terrorism, Pakistan is also promoting Talibanisation of society with the help of her proxies,” Flyer was told.
Flyer welcomed members of BSO-A to the headquarters of LibDem and expressed concerns on the situation of Balochistan. He assured them that he would study about the violations of human rights in Balochistan. The BSO-A delegation also met Jo Swinson, who is a Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, and informed her about the grave situation of Balochistan.
Detailed reports were also given to Alex Nice and journalist Yarik Kyrvoi, who were also present at the seminar. Alex Nice is the programme coordinator of Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, whereas journalist Yarik Kyrvoi is founder and editor of Belarus Digest. The members of BSO-A also distributed leaflets, titled ‘Genocide of Baloch people’, among the members of Liberal youth and students from different countries of the world.
Source: Daily Times