The grave issue of enforced disappearance is exceedingly increasing in Balochistan. The nationalist parties; Baloch National Movement (BNM), Baloch Republic Party (BRP) and the humanitarian organization, Baloch Human Rights Organization (BHRO), say that people around restive province are being picked up by the forces on daily basis.
According to the international human rights law, enforced disappearance happens when a person is secretly abducted or imprisoned by a state followed by a refusal to acknowledge the fate and whereabouts of the abductees.
The amnesty international says, “When state officials or any group working with the state grab a person from the streets or homes, and then deny or refuse to say about the presence of the abductees, is declared a sort of crime under the pages of international law”.
Besides accepting it a crime, Pakistan has gone to cross all the levels of violation in terms of international laws, and is continuously acting upon the enforce disappearances in Balochistan as a frequent strategy to spread terror within society and around Balochistan.
Since the insurgency in Balochistan erupted with an escalation followed by a harsh response against the fake and alleged display of the Kalat annexation under a false and tricky drama by the so-called bureaucratic founders of Pakistan; which was amid to make slave the whole Baloch nation, has taken into an appalling situation and concern which surely needs prompt consideration globally, but unluckily yet no such defender shown a concern over it to question the fate and whereabouts of the enforced disappearances in Pakistan.
Baloch Students Organization-Azad (BSO-A) is a student organization which is active in highlighting the issue of Balochistan on level of student politics. BSO-Azad has faith in a firm affirmation of freedom regarding the vision of constructive and continuous awareness of brutalities against Baloch people. Being a core element of rejecting the annexation of Kalat and declaring it a fabricated agreement, BSO-Azad has been a target of the state, and state is trying to squelch it, and finally it was banned by the state on March 15, 2013. Since then the abduction of Baloch activists was made somewhat legitimate by the state. Hundreds of BSO-Azad activist including the leaderships have been enforcedly abducted by the plain wearing personnel of secrete agencies accompanied by the frontier crops and others line and enforcement forces. The enforced abductees, according to BHRO, touches somehow twenty thousands and this is increasing rapidly around Balochistan.
BSO-Azad’s core leaderships are among the abductees who include Chairman Zahid Baloch, Zakir Majeed, Shabir Baloch, Sanaullah Baloch, Hassam Baloch, Naseer Baloch and many more.
Very recently, the secretary general of BSO-Azad, Sanaullah Baloch, and Central Committee Members, Hassam Baloch, Naseer Baloch ,including a member of BNM, Rafeeq Baloch, have been abducted at their homes in front of their family members and children whose whereabouts is still unknown.
According to an official statement, four persons were abducted on apprehension of suspicion but avoid narrating their whereabouts, which is utterly a violation of international laws.
Eye witness of this incident, Mahrang Baloch, the daughter of abducted Naseer Ahmed, said that she grabbed her father’s legs to stop them, but they (Pakistani Security Forces) beat her too, she cried but they took away her father and uncles.
Sanaullah Baloch, Hassam Baloch, Naseer Ahmed and Rafeeq Baloch were peaceful activists who have been staying in Karachi for a search of safer place to remain untouched. However such cases of enforced abduction are occurring around Balochistan routinely.
Hassam Baloch, who was a student of international relations and a poet of Balochi language abducted in a reprimand of being an activists. Today all abductees’ lives are on a verge of grave concerns.
As for as the article concerned to the enforced disappearance, the International humanitarian organizations and human rights defenders including the amnesty international must take a look on this inhuman act in terms of violating their laws.