I am writing in this time in order to raise our concerns about human rights abuses committed by none other than Pakistani army in Baluchistan. Amnesty international including other human rights organizations have already received ongoing States barbarities, cruelty and other inhuman or degrading treatment to common Baloch political workers in Baluchistan. I would like to point out only some cases which have taken over the last some few months.
These reports are based on the fact those have been found in Amnesty International’s report 2011
Pakistan must provide accountability for rising atrocities in Baluchistan” report revealed by Amnesty on February 2011 but atrocities unfortunately still continues by Pakistan army, paramilitary forces FC, infamous agencies ISI, MI, militants groups like Baloch Musallah Dafa Army, Nifaaz Aman, Fidaheen Islam etc backed by vicious state machineries. The report revealed in February 2011 by Amnesty international concluded that the “Pakistan government must immediately provide accountability for the alarming number of killings and abductions in Baluchistan attributed to government forces in recent months” unfortunately the use of torture and other inhuman treatment committed by ISI, MI and paramilitary forces during illegal arrest, interrogation and torture is still widespread in Baluchistan today and Judiciary accountability mechanism are too weak or ineffective to combat impunity to the criminals.
In the last 6 months of 2012, at least 120 Baloch activists, teachers, journalists, students, common civilian and lawyers have abducted or been murdered, many in brutally “ killed and dumped” operations according to information compiled by Voice for Baloch missing persons(VBMP. More than 60 bullet ridden bodies, most bearing tortures and acid marks on their body parts, have been recovered across Baluchistan. ‘
Baloch Journalist killed
A young man Abdul Razzaq Baloch, aged 35 belonging to District Kech Turbat, was brutally killed after tortured by the state machineries in south western Baluchistan in 19 May 2012. He before was forced by security agencies to avoid bringing Baloch issue in public.
Mr. Gul a young journalist was abducted by unknown militants on the evening of 19 May 2012 on his way from press club to home, Mr. Gul was then taken to a disclosed location where he was mentally as well as physically assaulted. He was reportedly treated amounts to torture before assassination. In the morning of 20 May brutally tortured body of Mr. Razzaq was discovered near his home town.
A report was filed by his family members about the extra judicial abduction at the Turbat Police Headquarters on 19 May 2012. Turbat police didn’t take any independent investigation into the case.
Death Custody in Quetta
Mohammad Nabi Marri and Khan Mohammad Marii both brothers aged 26 and 32, from provincial Capital Quetta died after being arrested and allegedly tortured by frontier corps the paramilitary forces from Quetta, possibly as a result of the torture both brothers died.
On 12 April 2012, paramilitary forces in plainclothes at about 12 pm arrested Khan Mohammad Marri the elder brother of Mohammad Nabi Marri aged 32 and handcuffed him who was on his way to hospital with his wife. Paramilitary forces arrested Mr. Khan a journalist, intellectual and an employee of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) arrested without any warrants and dragged into a car byshifting him in an unclose area. On the same day his younger brother Mohammad Nabi Marri 26, was also arrested by paramilitary forces with another Baloch boy while they were sitting in a house. On the same day, a human right lawyer filed an FIR in Baluchistan high court against extra judicial abduction of three men. Court took sue Moto action against enforced disappearances. Court issued notice to inspector General frontier corps to produce three men before court. Frontier corps failed to produce the abducted men. Case was under consideration in high court the bodies of both two brothers were recovered on 28 May 2012 in a remote area of Quetta.
Reports said deaths were due to the poisonous drugs injected to their bodies. No progress on the case has been reported since.
9 abducted Village set on fire in Dera Bugti on 16 June 2012
According to the reports reported by an Indian online website www.wespeaknews.com/ on 18 June 2012 that Pakistani military forces carried out a massive military offensive in many areas of Dera Bugti including Go, Pat feeder, Jani Bedi, Gazzi and Kattan. Sources reported that a large contingent of paramilitary forces seized the area started looting the valuable of many houses by harassing the women, children and aged people on gun point. Reports further said paramilitary forces brutally beat the women and children and pressurized them to avoid supporting Baloch nationalists parties like BNM, BRP and BSO Azad.
Moreover the reports said almost nine people were abducted by Pakistani forces their names are told to be Zahro Bugti s/o Mandost Bugti, Jamal Bugti s/o Ganjo Bugti, Ruggah Bugti s/o Buggah Bugti, Leemo Bugti s/o Nasardeen Bugti, Toru Bugti s/o Chaddah Bugti, Rana Bugti s/o Ganjo Bugti and three unnamed man from Bakhlani sub-tribe.
According to the eye witnesses the abducted ones were brutally tortured almost to death and were dragged into military vehicles in half death condition. They were further shifted to undisclosed location till today no one knows about their whereabouts. It is feared that they will too be killed after barbarity in notorious Pakistani torture cells.
75 years old aged Baloch abducted
The military offensives, atrocities, abductions of Baloch people and the state killed and dump policy even didn’t leave the old aged men across Baluchistan. Latest’s reports reported by http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-805947 on 22 June 2012 said that a 75 years old man named Mohammad Bakhsh Baloch a native citizen of district kech was abducted by Pakistani military forces on 20 June 2012 at late night. According to the sources reveled by CNN and other Balochi websites Mohammad Bakhsh Baloch is nothing else than a common political workers. Abduction of 75 years old Baloch is clear evidence of Pakistani army immoral ethics of human rights.
Balochistan constitutes the 44% of Pakistan with respect to area holding the largest single source of domestic energy reserves in Pakistan, but these resources disproportionately benefit other provinces and ethnic communities.
Baloch despite having a mineral rich land remain the poorest communities within Pakistan with the lowest literacy and employment rates and life expectancies.
Gross and massive violations of human rights and humanitarian norms are committed by none other than states machineries, as is obvious from the above text.
In the interest of Baloch including world, it is the obligation of the international community along with international media, international human rights organizations and particularly UNO to commission a team in order to visit Baluchistan and notice Pakistani State atrocities, barbarities and cruelties on Baloch nation, a friendly nation living on a peaceful piece of land whom have been forgotten by international super powers like America, European Union, Russia and India for a long time.