Balochistan activists put up a tent exterior UNHRC workplace in Geneva to spotlight Pakistani atrocities
Pakistan’s try and nook India on Jammu and Kashmir on the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva was stymied by Baloch activists, who spoke out in opposition to the atrocities unleashed by the Pakistani army in its personal yard, Balochistan.
The Baloch Human Rights Council and Pashtuns put up banners exterior the United Nations’ venue to attract the world’s consideration in opposition to “Pakistani tyranny”.
“Pakistan isn’t a civilised nation and ought to be ashamed of speaking about human rights for Kashmiris, particularly with the form of atrocities they’ve unleashed in Balochistan, Sindh and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir,” mentioned Razzaq Baloch, organiser of the Baloch Motion that seeks independence from Pakistan.
The Baloch activists put up a tent exterior the UN workplace in Geneva and shouted slogans in opposition to Pakistan.
Mr Baloch mentioned the area is beneath occupation of the Pakistani army and nothing lower than sovereignty is suitable to the folks of Balochistan.
Nabi Bakhsh Baloch from the US-based Baloch Nationwide Motion additionally criticised Pakistan for its hypocrisy in addressing the Baloch difficulty. “So long as Pakistan has its foot in our territory, Balochistan won’t ever be at peace. Shah Mahmood Qureshi (Pakistan’s Overseas Minister) won’t ever reveal what atrocities are being dedicated by Pakistan there (in Balochistan). That’s the reason we’re right here. Who will take heed to our voices if we come out and converse,” mentioned Nabi Bakhsh Baloch, in response to information company ANI.
The folks of Balochistan assert that it has at all times been a nation and existed even earlier than the formation of Pakistan.
On the UNHRC in Geneva on Tuesday, India mentioned Pakistan has no locus standi to talk about Kashmir and its “hysterical statements with false narratives” have been meant to “politicise this discussion board”.
India additionally shredded the Pakistani Overseas Minister’s claims of human rights violations and doable “genocide” in Jammu and Kashmir in future. “Pakistan realises that our determination (to switch Article 370) cuts away floor from beneath its toes by creating obstacles in its persevering with sponsorship of cross-border terrorism,” mentioned Vimarsh Aryan, a senior official of the Overseas Ministry.
The Baloch Motion organiser mentioned India’s transfer to make Ladakh a Union Territory is a “constructive step in containing Chinese language affect”. “China is a accomplice in crime of Pakistan. It’s looting and plundering our gold and wealth. All gold mining in Balochistan is finished by Chinese language corporations. They’ve change into wealthy with gold mined from Balochistan. Pakistani army leaders are additionally beneficiaries of this wealth, they usually have put cash that belongs to Balochistan in Swiss banks,” mentioned Razzaq Baloch.
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