Pakistani Army kidnapping Children and Making Them “Disappear”

Breaking News: Balochistan, Pakistan:

According to the Baloch Human Rights Organization Pakistani Armed Forces have abducted 8 children in Balochista as well as over 25,000 other individuals and made them disappear :

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Pakistan Army sieged Pirandar, Awaran & forcefully kidnapped Shahnaaz, her father Abdul Hai, her son Farhad. Forces also abducted another woman Sanam , her 5 year old son Mallen, newly born daughter Mahdem,her mother-in-law Naazal & her 10 year old brother-in-law Ijaz.

Forces abduct 8 members of the same family from Karachi and Hub Chowki. BHRO

April 22, 2019

“The spokesperson of Baloch Human Rights Organization strongly condemned the incident of enforced disappearances in Balochistan saying that, despite the promises of Balochistan government, enforced disappearances are continued in a consecutive manner which is self-evident of government’s failure.

The constitution of a country guarantees the protection of the lives of its citizens but in Balochistan, human rights law and constitution of Pakistan is constantly being contravened and violated.

In Balochistan, the security forces are involved in enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings and It is the responsibility of the state to protect the lives and ensure the security of people of Balochistan and to account and punish the perpetrators of the law contravene and provide justice to the people.

He further said on April 20, security forces raided the house of Dil Murad Dur Muhammad in Raees Goth area of Karachi and illegally arrested his 3 sons Haneef, Hafeez and Hameed and moved them to an undisclosed location. On the same night, forces raided the house of Muhammad Ayub in Hub Chowki and arrested Parvez Jumma, Zakir, Altaf and Bahadur sons of Ayub and disappeared them after detention. They all belong to the same family.

From L to R: Haneef Murad, Hameed Murad, Hafeez Murad. Photo: BHRO

Due to serious Human rights violations in Balochistan, a large number of families were already compelled to migrate to Hub Chowki and other areas but tragically they are becoming victims of forces’ policies there too.

From L to R: Altaf Ayub, Pervaiz Jumma, Bahar Ayub, Imdad Hashim. Photo: BHRO

The constitution of Pakistan ensures the protection of civilians lives but while committing human rights violations in Balochistan, the law enforcement bodies are opposing and violating basic articles of Pakistan’s constitution.”

“On April 21, 2019, 4 more people were forcibly seized from Sakuran Hub. The abductees are Nadil Khair Mohd, Sudeer Khair Mohd, Arif Qadir Bakhsh & Zubair Hashum. A complex emergency situation has rose up in Balochistan due to indiscriminate military campaigns.”

The criminal human rights violations in Pakistan are not being reported by main stream media which is their job to do. It is not okay for a country’s government to take young children regardless of the reason and make them “disappear”.

Students are the backbone of successful nations, 1000s of Baloch students have been abducted by Pakistani security forces. According to an anonymous source, more than 25 thousand people have been illegally abducted by the Pakistan Army including women and children.

According to my source:

On 21 April 2019, at around 09:00 pm Pakistan time, the Frontier Corps FC) cordoned off the Zillag village in district Awaran, Balochistan and took away eight villagers, mostly women and children, to their headquarters in the city after searching the houses without any warrants.

The victims include Shahnáz, wife of Liaqat, their one-year-old child, Farhád and Abdul Hai Sajdi, father of Shahnáz.

The other abducted family members include Sanam, wife of Akhtar, her 5-year-old son Mallén, her newly born daughter Mahdém, Názal mother of Akhtar and his 10-year-old brother, Ijaz.

Remaining members of the family say that the detainees were asked about the locations of Liaqat and Akhtar, who were not at home at the time of this search operation. Most of the men, specially political activists in Balochistan’s villages would not stay at homes as they fear being found and forcibly disappeared by military. Among those who were forcibily disappeared in such previous operations, many would later reappear as dead bodies dumped in the wilderness, the modus operandi is infamously know as the kill and dump policy.

“Liaqat and Akhtar are political activists affiliated with Baloch National Movement”, said France based Dr. Nasim Baloch, organizer of the BNM’s diaspora committee.

Many relatives of Liaqat Sajidi were abducted by security forces and their houses were burnt down, during such operations in their village. Some of his disappeared relatives were later found dead.

Adil Rahim, a cousin of Liaqat and Akhtar, was abducted from main bazar of Awaran in broad daylight in front of the public on 27 Feb 2016 and later the military handed over his bullet riddled dead body to the local hospital, claiming he was killed during a battle, on 19 April 2016. Body of Majid Omar, another abducted person and relative of former student leader, Kamal Baloch, was also handed over at the same time and was killed in the same fake encounter.

Such incidents of collective punishment are against the International Humanitarian Laws and are highly condemnable. HRCB strongly condemns the incident and demands an urgent release of detained victims including infants and children. We also ask responsible authorities in Pakistan to investigate these crimes and bring the perpetrators to justice.”

Please spread this information as it is a human rights crime and is a sick disgusting display of force. There are no words for the crime of detaining innocent children.

Another kidnapped child.

According to Wikipedia (seen here):

“Baloch nationalism is a movement that claims the Baloch people, an ethno-linguistic group mainly found in Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan are a distinct nation. The movement propagates the view that Muslims are not a nation (the opposite of the concept behind the creation of Pakistan) and that ethnic loyalty must surpass religious loyalty, though this view has been challenged by both the 1971 independence of East Pakistan and the discrimination many Muhajir people have historically faced within Pakistan.[1]

According to dawn.com:

More than 10 years of forced disappearances, missing persons and the recovery of mutilated bodies of Baloch youth has deepened a sense of alienation in large segments of the population. The state’s indifference to Baloch nationalist groups is the single largest failure of the Pakistani state since the military operation of 1974-77 in the province.

Once again this is an issue of people being forcefully occupied and destroyed for wanting to be seperate from those who occupy them. The destruction of homes and families is simply a way for Pakistan officials to strike terror in these people’s hearts. In fact, you could say it is an act of terrorism.

Regardless of the why’s, these people deserve to not have their children kidnapped and their rights as individuals to speak out against an evil government’s occupation removed in such a terroristic manner. The UN needs to intervene and media needs to report on this tragedy.

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