Silent protest held outside UN to demand Free Balochistan
Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 11 (ANI): Silent protests were organised at various offices of the United Nations in Geneva to raise the issue of human rights violations by Pakistan in Balochistan province. The protesters were carrying umbrellas and wearing shirts of Free Balochistan to demand a sovereign Baloch state and make the UN aware of brutal atrocities being committed against the Baloch people by Pakistan Army and spy agencies, the ISI and Military Intelligence. The protest was organized by Baluchistan House during the ongoing 37th Session of UN Human Rights Council. Despite being a resource-rich province, Balochistan is facing an acute poverty and discrimination by Islamabad. Pakistan army and intelligence agencies are allegedly behind enforced disappearances, torture and killings of political activists and other intellectuals from the province. In an estimate, over 45,000 Baloch people are missing from Balochistan and mutilated dead bodies of many were recovered from isolated places. The people in Balochistan have been fighting for independence as they claim to be a sovereign nation before it was occupied by Pakistan in 1948.