Peter Tatchell, a London-based human rights activist slammed Pakistan army and the spy agencies for gross human rights abuses in Balochistan.
Tatchell supports Baloch right to self-determination and has been protesting against enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings and torture of Baloch political and nationalist activists, students, journalists, women and children.
He, along with other major human rights organizations, has condemned violations of human rights in Balochistan.
" All the major human rights organizations agree that there are widespread and gross human rights abuses in Balochistan and they are being perpetrated either directly by the Pakistan military or intelligence agencies or with the connivance. In other words these agencies are turning a blind eye to the activities of discords and hundreds of Baloch nationalists have been assassinated and murdered in their homes, in the streets and markets and hardly any of the perpetrators have ever been brought to justice. "PETER TATCHELL DIRECTOR, PETER TATCHELL FOUNDATION & HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST .
Many analysts like Antoine Levesques, at London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies, also denounce the growing atrocities against the Baloch people by Pakistani agencies.
" There have been serious allegations of human rights violations in Balochistan. Several organizations and agencies inside and outside Pakistan have backed those claims." ANTOINE LEVESQUES RESEARCH ANALYST, SOUTH ASIA PROGRAMME, IISS
The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons claims that over 14,000 Baloch persons are missing and more than 400 bullets riddled, tortured and mutilated corpses have been found so far.
Relatives of Baloch missing persons have been protesting for the release of their loved ones, while the Pakistan government and its judiciary act as mere spectators.
However, the Pakistan army is not sparing any attempt to target the Baloch people.
They have even extended their operation to Karachi's Lyari, an area dominated by the Baloch people.
The Baloch political and nationalist activists condemn the attempts of Pakistani forces to crush Baloch identity.
" There are mass graves insides Balochistan. When you talk about human rights abuses, somebody being tortured and so on – these are minor issues to us when you have mass graves. And, those mass graves to be dig out. And evidence exists when dead bodies are found in wilderness. It is reported by their own media who is doing this… The Baloch are not doing it. " says TARIQ BALOCH a Baloch Activist
The international community is taking notice as Pakistan intensifies its `dirty war' against the Baloch people.
Today the U.S. Congress is calling for the Baloch right to self-determination, and the day is not far when the entire world will do so