Balochistan: Elders abducted, tortured and released

On 25th March, 2017, security forces attacked Kumbel area of Dasht district Kech, Balochistan.

According to the reports, during the military operation security forces forcibly demanded the Identity cards of the local residents of Kumbel to register them for census, as a process required for the census in the area. On the refusal of the villagers to comply with their demand, security forces abducted three elders of the village, 80 years old Pir Mohammed Dilshad, another 83 years old Mohammed Ali Noor Mohammed and 90 years old Dad Mohammed Hayat while they were laying on their bed due to weakness.

All three elders were released after several hours of torture.

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.