Another three Baloch students abducted by military in Karachi

Three Baloch students, two of them brothers, were abducted by the military personnel from the Karachi city on January 4, 2018.

Naim Sajidi, the brother of two of the abductees, said that the Karachi police and personnel of intelligence agencies in plain clothes knocked the door of their house in the Madu Ghot area of Karachi at around 4:00 AM. After entering the apartment, they asked about Mumtaz and Kamran, two of them brothers.

They took Mumtaz and Kamran after confirming their identities.

The two brothers are residents of Grésha, district Khuzdar, Balochistan. Mumtaz Sajidi is a student of International Relations at Karachi University. Kamran, the younger brother started his university recently.

Another student, Saif Baloch, was also abducted from the same area at the same time. Saif is a student of M. Phil at the Karachi University.

It is the fourth incident in a row since 28 October 2017 in which students from Balochistan haave been abducted in Karachi.

Most of the educational institutions in Balochistan have been transformed into military garrisons, and teachers forcibly disappeared. People from Balochistan send their children to other cities of Pakistan for better education. But the recent series of incidents of abduction of Baloch students in Karachi seem to have closed all doors of education for them.

Human Rights Council of Balochistan (Hakkpaan) is a non-profit and non-partisan human rights group based in Balochistan and Sweden. It collects reports from Balochistan, a region Pakistan government does not allow any media and HR group to visit and report. Human rights violations in Balochistan is not a new phenomenon, but it got its worst levels after the Military coup de tat of Pakistan in 1999. Thousands of Baloch have been reported missing, hundreds killed in fake encounters and so-called kill and dump policy of the military. HRCB collects the data from Balochistan itself, through its network of volunteers and supporters, organizes and reports them to the human rights mechanisms of the world.