Incidents of targeting women and children are being increased in war-torn Balochistan: BSO Azad
The Central Spokesperson Baloch Students Organization Azad (BSO-A) said in response to the recent conducted military operations in Perandar area of Awaran that the incidents of targeting women and children are being increased in the war-torn Balochistan. The state forces are enforcedly arresting and disappearing women and children as the means of collective punishment. The rapid increase in such incidents has generated an environment of fear among the citizens of Balochistan.
The Spokesperson said that the state military institutions have conducted series of military operations on a larger scale in Perandar, Zelag and Dhal Bedi areas of Awaran. During the search operations, the state forces have violated the international laws, extrajudicially arrested 11 persons and have shifted them to an undisclosed location.
The victims of the Perandar enforced disappearances have been identified as Abdul Haye; Shehnaz, daughter of Abdul Haye; Farhad, one-year-old, son of Shehnaz; Sanam, daughter of Shehnaz; Nazul, another women; Ejaz, 10-year-old, son of Nazul; Mahdeem, 10-day-old infant.
On the other hand, Dr. Nazeer son of Esa and Shahbeer son of Ghulam Jan have also been enforcedly disappeared during the military operations in Dhal Bedi and have been shifted to an unknown location too.
The enforced disappearances of women and children, the violent incidents and massacre in Balochistan are one of the worst examples of the state aggression.
The Spokesperson said about the media that the so-called free and unbiased media in reality is working as a subsidiary institution of Pakistan Army. The biasness of media forces it not to report such heart wrenching incidents happening in Balochistan. While the champions of Baloch rights-the representatives of such parties which are present in parliament-have adopted silence over such barbarism which is continued in Balochistan because of the few timely privileges.
The Spokesperson said that the silence of the international human rights institutions is highly questionable because their silence is encouraging the state of Pakistan for further barbarism and violence. We once more humbly appeal to the human rights defenders and international institutions to immediately take actions and play role for the stoppage of enforced disappearances of women and children and usage of force against them.