Balochistan: BHRO will expand its level of protest if the students and Nawaz Atta will not be released. BHRO

Baloch Human Rights Organization set up hunger strike camp in front of Karachi Press Club against enforced disappearance of Nawaz Atta Baloch, the Information Secretary of Baloch Human Rights Organization and 8 other students for indefinite time period. Human rights activists and the families of abductees participated in the camp and demand the immediate release of all the abductees.

Activists of BHRO on Hunger Strike. Photo: BHRO

The representative of Baloch Human Rights Organization said that on October 28, rangers and plain clothed secret agents raided separate houses in Gulshan Iqbal, Gulshan Hadeed and Malir Kohi Goth and abducted several minor students and Information Secretary of Baloch Human Rights Organization, Nawaz Atta Baloch and shifted them to an unknown location. Enforced disappearance of human rights activists and innocent students is not only violations of international laws but also Pakistan’s constitution didn’t allow to abduct anyone without committing any crime. He further added that abduction of children and forcefully disappearing them is a very serious issue an above all the silence of Pakistan’s media, judiciary and human rights organizations is more grieving.

Activists of BHRO on Hunger Strike. Photo: BHRO

Enforced disappearance of 8 years old student is saddening and a step of serious human rights violation but the silence of media and civil society shows that all the institutions are considering this incident on the basis of ethnicity rather than considering a violation of human rights.

Baloch Human Rights Organization’s representative said that torturing of women and children and abduction of students is a matter of humanity. People from all walk of lives should equally raise their voice. He further added that if Sindh’s government and security forces didn’t release the abducted children and Nawaz Atta than we will expand our protest.


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.