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Killing of missing persons appalling: HRCP

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has called the killing of six missing persons, whose bodies were found from different parts of Balochistan during the Eid days, “appalling and unreservedly condemnable”.

A statement issued by the commission said, “The killing of six missing persons from Balochistan, whose bullet-riddled bodies were found in Turbat, Mastung, Khuzdar and Kalat during the three days of Eidul Azha, is appalling and unreservedly condemnable. The timing of recovery of the bodies makes it difficult to argue with the Baloch voice that describes the foul deeds as Eid gift to the people of Balochistan.”

The statement read that this was certainly not the proper way to resolve the issue of enforced disappearances, adding that the recovery of the bodies had not only been devastating for the families of the six victims, but had also heightened anxieties of families of other missing persons who were pursuing the matter in courts. It said that the situation in the province was volatile and the people felt abandoned largely because of their mistreatment at the hands of security agencies. It called for an urgent need to rethink the attitude of the state towards Balochistan.
Source: Daily Times
Date:11/24/2010