Against enforced disappearances in Balochistan, protests were held in Amsterdam

Demonstrations against enforced disappearances of women in Pakistan’s Balochistan were held in Amsterdam by the Baloch National Movement (BNM).

They held banners, placards, posters, chanted slogans, and distributed pamphlets during the protest, which focused on the enforced disappearance of Baloch women and the ongoing human rights abuses in Balochistan.

Keyya Baloch, former President of BNM Netherlands, addressed the participants by saying, “This was the first time Pakistani forces kidnapped a Baloch woman, before thousands of Baloch women disappeared in Panjgur, Mashkay, and Awaran.” Many women have been abducted by Pakistani forces in Dera Bugti and Marri.”

Further, she added, “If Pakistan believes that after abducting Baloch women and putting pressure on their men to surrender and withdraw from the national liberation movement, they are misunderstanding.”

“We hope that the international community will play an important role in the recovery of Noor Jahan and in ending the enforced disappearances in Baloch,” said Jamal Baloch, a member of the Baloch National Movement.

According to social activist Ehsan, Pakistani forces first abducted Baloch men and now they are abducting Baloch women.

Voice for Baloch Missing Persons leaders staged protests earlier this year, alleging that the government agencies had first forcibly detained the youths, then made them disappear without a trace, and after some time their tortured and mutilated bodies were discovered far from where they lived.