Enforced Disappearances: Five more Baloch abducted from Sui town of Dera Bugti, Balochistan

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Five more Baloch have been abducted on Monday as the security forces and intelligence agencies of Pakistan continue their nasty game of enforced disappearances in Occupied Balochistan. According to the residence of Bugti colony neighborhood of Sui town, a large number of vehicles of Pakistan army, intelligence agencies and their local death squad (also known as so-called Peace Force or Sarkari Lashkar) sealed off the vicinity and conducted a door-to-door search operation. The sanctity of households was violated as the forces and their local goons broke in to the houses without any ‘legal’ warrant. Women and children were harassed and the men were tortured.

At least five Baloch men were abducted during the raid and later a Baloch activist from Sui tweeted their names and identified them as Chando Bugti s/o Molkhan Bugti, Nawab Din Bugti s/o Mehr Ali Bugti, Ali Jan Bugti s/o Naari Bugti, Mhetto Bugti s/o Bahar Khan Bugti and Khaliq Bugti s/o Raja Bugti. Within last decade, more than 15,000 Baloch activists, students, lawyers, teachers, political workers and leaders, human rights campaigner hence people from all walks of life belonging to the Baloch nationality have been forcefully abducted by the armed forces of Pakistan, their intelligence wings and death squads. The abducted Baloch are kept in notorious torture cells where they are victimized of inhumane and worst kind of physical and mental torture. Many are subsequently killed as mutilated dead bodies of more than 500 abducted Baloch have been found so far on deserted places, roadsides and other places.

International human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have repeatedly documented and reported the cases of enforced disappearances and extra-judicial custodial killings in Balochistan and most recently a working group of United Nations on enforced disappearances has visited Balochistan and held meetings with workers of political parties and relatives of forcefully disappeared and extra-judicially killed Baloch but no practical steps have been taken so far to end the ongoing massacre of the Baloch people. Baloch political parties have repeatedly appealed to the International Community, Human Rights groups and civilized countries of the world to take not of the atrocities committed by the state forces in Balochistan and to play their due role to end the genocide of Baloch nation.

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