Pro-independence Baloch parties commemorated the World Human Rights Day on December 10, highlighting human rights abuses by the Pakistani military in Occupied Balochistan.
The Baloch National Movement, the Baloch Republican Party, the Baloch Students Organization-Azad and Balcoh Republican Students Organization held protests in Australia, Canada, Germany, South Korea, Switzerland and the United Kingdom against Pakistani war crimes. The protests were attended by Baloch expatriates and local human rights and political activists.
Baloch nationalists also held rallies in Berlin and Hanover to pay homage to the victims of human rights abuses and to draw attention to the crimes against humanity being committed by the Pakistani military against the Baloch people. Participants of the rallies were carrying placards and banners appealing to the United Nations and the international community to intervene and help put an end to Pakistani war crimes against the Baloch people. Baloch leaders demanded for Pakistan to be held accountable for the crimes against humanity and for the withdrawal of Pakistan’s membership from the UN for its failure to abide by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Geneva Convention or any of the UN’s agreements on human rights.
The protest leaders said Pakistani had been subjecting the Baloch to ethnic cleansing and genocide since Balochistan’s forcible annexation sixty eight years ago. They said that Pakistan continued to deliberately keep the Baloch nation underdeveloped by exploiting their resources. They said Pakistan carried out genocidal military operations after every few years, while the current operations are continuing for the last two decades. They said the ongoing genocidal operations by the Pakiatani military have resulted in at least 25,000 enforced disappearances of Baloch citizens, who are abducted by Pakistani intelligence agencies and armed forces, including state-sponsored death squads, kept in incommunicado detention, tortured, extra-judicially killed and their bodies dumped in desolate places. The protesters also presented details of the ethnic cleansing operations by the Pakistani forces that include forced eviction of entire Baloch populations through razing and immolation and pillaging of Baloch towns.
Hammal Haider Baloch and Doctor Naseem Baloch of the BNM, Sher Muhammad Bugti and Mansoor Baloch of the BRP, and Latif Johar Baloch and Niaz Baloch led protests in different cities and countries of the world.