The Free Balochistan Movement held protests in the German city of Hamburg against Pakistan’s atrocities in Balochistan.
The protesters demanded justice for 25-year-old student of Karachi University Hayat Baloch.
The youth was allegedly shot dead by the Pakistani army in front of his elderly parents on 13th August.
Protesters held banners calling for an end to crimes by Pakistan and China in their region.
Protesters also distributed thousands of pamphlets and leaflets during the protest.
People from the German civil society and representatives from different political parties also joined in the protest to show solidarity with the Baloch people and express their anger against the extra-judicial murder of Baloch students by the Pakistan Army.
Protesters said that the youth’s murder is an example of state genocide perpetuated by Pakistan in the region.
Atrocities by Pakistan Army are a common occurrence in Balochistan where thousands have fallen victim to enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings.
A group of Baloch youth has started a long march to seek their right to education in Pakistan. Pakistan is not just systematically plundering the resource-rich Balochistan of its minerals but is working at an extensive multi-pronged design to push Balochs towards a political catastrophe. As if the absence of fundamental rights, social security and employment wasn't enough, the establishment is now denying them education. It does not want Balochs to read, write and grow into an informed, efficient and employable mass. While the quality of a handful of higher-education-institutions in Balochistan has degraded considerably owing to the system's apathy, the universities in other provinces are now denying them admissions. The quota has been abolished without notice. There has been a backlash but authorities haven't moved an inch. Students have taken up a protest march which they say will go till Islamabad if authorities do not roll back their decision.
A protest against the Pakistani government and army was organised in Canada's Toronto. Baloch activists demanded the release of Shabir Baloch, a critic of China's increasing involvement in the country, especially via the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which runs through Balochistan. The protest was organised on October 4, marking 4 years since Shabir disappeared. The protestors also reportedly demanded an end to Pakistani military occupation of Singh and Pakhtunistan, apart from Balochistan. Watch the full video for more.
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Canadian Baloch rights activists protested against Pakistani atrocities in Balochistan. October 4 commemorates 4 years of disappearance of Baloch student leader, Shabbir Baloch. Shabbir was arrested and disappeared on October 4, 2016 from Awaran, Balochistan. World Sindhi Congress and Pashtun Tahafuz Movement actively participated in the protest. Toronto protest rally demanded an end to atrocities, political abductions and extrajudicial killings in Balochistan. They also demanded to end Pakistani military occupation of Balochistan, Sindh and Pakhtunistan. A Baloch Activist said, "The reason why Pakistani authorities had a problem with Shabbir Baloch his agitation because of his demands that he was asking from the authorities for the rights of Baloch people and Balochistan. He was a strong opponent was China Pakistan Partnership."
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