LONDON: US concern on human rights abuses in Balochistan is an encouraging breakthrough is the actualisation of Baloch efforts, said Baloch leader khairbiyar Marri in a statement received on Wednesday.Marri said the rights abuses since 2005 onwards have “now taken the shape of a human catastrophe. Since July 2010 more than 300 innocent Baloch have been killed and dumped on roadsides and barren lands.”
Marri further said that the silence by civilized world is beyond comprehension, especially when the same people are concerned often about animal rights but their silence on the rights of humans is inexplicable.
“They try their best to save the lives of animals but cannot see the Baloch mothers who are going through immense pain because of extra-judicial killings of their innocent children. Now that American state department has expressed their concern on extra-judicial killings and forced disappearances we want to bring it in their notice that Baloch nation is also bearing crimes against humanity.
Torching villages, bombing civilian populated areas and forcing them to leave their homes, destroying farming lands are the inhumane crimes which can be evidently spotted but unfortunately no media or journalists have access to the area which is under the state siege,” said the statement.
“We appeal to America, Europe and all international powers to adopt a stern stance on Pakistan’s double faced policy of religious extremism. The international community should support the Baloch progressive force in their struggle for freedom. The world should support the Baloch pro-independence forces in the same fashion as they did in Libya to topple 40 years old dictatorship,” he said.