Illegal and forced abduction of Baloch political leaders and intellectuals by Pakistan intelligence agencies saw widespread demonstrations being held in Pakistan’s Balochistan province as well Germany on June 28.
Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, a non-governmental organization in Balochistan’s Quetta city demanded the release of abducted Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch and Dr Akbar Marri.
According to sources, hundreds of people gathered on the streets of Quetta for protest marking Dr Deen Mohammad Baloch’s abduction 11 years ago.
A huge number of Baloch women including Dr Deen Mohammad’s Daughter Sammi and Mehlab Deen, men and students participated in the protest. The protesters demanded immediate release of Dr Deen Jan and Dr Akbari Marri and all other missing persons.
Similarly, the Baloch National Movement, a pro Independence Party of Balochistan, also held protests in Berlin to mark the 11 years of his abduction.
The protesters raised the issue of abductions, oppression and gross human rights violations inflicted by the Pakistani state agencies in Balochistan.
“The Baloch people have been facing the worst form of human rights violation since 27 March 1948 and barbarism is still going on,” said Asghar Baloch, Dosteen Baloch and Ali Baloch, who led the demonstrations on behalf of Baloch National Movement.
“We made several efforts for his (Dr Deen Jan) release. This online social media campaign is one of those efforts,” Asghar said.