Quetta: BHRO protests against enforced disappearances

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Baloch Human Rights Organization(BHRO) protested against enforced disappearance of women and children in Quetta city of Balochistan on Thursday.

According to details received by The Balochistan Post, a Balochistan based rights organization, Baloch Human Rights Organization, held a demonstration protest against enforced disappearance of women and children in front of Quetta Press Club.

A large number of women and children, including political and civil rights activist, participated in the event. The participants were holding banners demanding the safe release of women and children.

participants also appealed to the government and human rights organizations to play their role for the safety of women and children and other victims of enforced disappearance.

Enforced disappearances that started in early 2000s have never slowed down in Balochistan, in fact dramatic surge has been observed in number of people going missing with each coming year.

Thousands of mutilated bodies of missing persons have also been discovered.

International campaign groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International accuse Pakistani security forces as the culprits of these illegal abductions.

UN’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances visited Balochistan in 2012 and ruled out that Pakistani security forces are involved in grave human rights violations in the region.