To mark International Human Rights Day, Baloch political activists across world – including the U.K., Canada, Australia, South Korea, Germany and many other European nations – held protests against atrocities committed by the Pakistani establishment on their people back home.
It was on December 10, 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In Geneva, Baloch activists from various political parties gathered at Broken Chair, outside the UN office, and shouted slogans against Pakistan and China.
The protest was jointly organized by the Baloch Republican Party (BRP), Baloch National Movement (BNM), Baloch Students Organizations (BSO-Azad) and Baloch Republican Students Organization (BRSO).
The protesters raised the issue of genocide by the Pakistan Army in Baluchistan , and seek international intervention in the region. They also raised anti-China slogans to oppose the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Abdul Bugti of Baloch Republican Party said, “The objective of the protest demonstration is to highlight the abuses in Baluchistan on this occasion. There are massive human rights abuses going on in Baluchistan by ‘terror-state’ Pakistan, its army and intelligence agencies.”
“They are engaged in killing and enforced disappearances of Baloch civilians on daily basis. We have been highlighting these issues and we want international community to stop Baloch genocide,” he added.
In London, Baloch political and students’ organizations jointly held a protest outside the official residence of the British Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, to expose Pakistan’s “war crimes” in “occupied” Baluchistan .
In Berlin, Germany, a large number of Baloch protesters gathered and raised slogans at Brandenburg Tor, asking Pakistan to stop human rights violations in Baluchistan .
They took out a rally and also distributed pamphlets among locals, making them aware about the gross human rights violations in Baluchistan .