Balochistan: The education institutions in Karachi are turning into no-go areas for Baloch Students. BHRO

The spokesperson of Baloch Human Rights Organization in a statement condemns the enforced disappearance of a Baloch student, Sageer Ahmed s/o Ghulam Qadir, allegedly abducted by secret agents of intelligence agencies from Karachi University and demand his immediate release. The spokesperson said that on November 20, 2017, at 5:00 pm, plained clothed secret agents abduct Sageer Ahmed from VS Canteen, Karachi University. He is a student of political science at Karachi University. According to his friends and eyewitnesses, Sageer Ahmed came to VS Canteen after finishing his exam paper where plained cloth people ambush him and forcefully threw him in a white Corolla car and whisked him away. Even after passing 24 hours, his family has kept in dark about his whereabouts and nor he is presented in any court or charged with any offence.

The spokesperson said that state’s institutions, instead of ending chain of enforced disappearances, expanding it to other areas. The education institutions in Balochistan has already made a no-go area for Baloch students but now turning the education institutions of a metropolitan city like Karachi, no go area. On October 28, BHRO’s Information Secretary and student of International Relations, Nawaz Atta Baloch was abducted along with 8 other students. None of them is presented in any court nor their family members are informing their whereabouts whereas, on November 15, Sanaullah, General Secretary of Baloch Student Organization Azad was abducted along with 2 other Central Committee member of BSO-A, Hassam and Naseer along with a member of Baloch National Movement, Rafeeq Baloch. All of them are students and their whereabouts are still unknown.

Sageer Ahmed. Photo: BHRO
Sageer Ahmed was abducted from the main campus of Karachi University. Karachi University is one of the main and recognised university of the country. Enforced disappearance of students from a university is concerning. Sager Ahmed is a student. He has no affiliation with any political activity nor he was ever charged with any illegal activity. His enforced disappearance by state’s security institution extrajudicial and serious violation of Constitution of Pakistan and his human rights.
We appeal to Supreme Court of Pakistan to take Sou Moto notice of enforced disappearance and illegal detention of Sageer Ahmed and play its role for his safe recovery. His family is going through grievance trauma. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and other human rights organisations should play their role in his safe recovery.
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.