The court in Quetta granted bail to Mahal Baloch on Thursday, who had gone missing from her home in Quetta on the night of 17th February and was later presented as a suicide bomber by the CTD.
The CTD claimed to the media that Mahal Baloch was arrested with a sucide vest from a park in Balochistan’s capital Quetta. However, the family members of Mahal Baloch, along with the students, set up a protest camp in Quetta’s Red Zone and denied the allegations.
Meanwhile, several demonstrations took place in major cities of Balochistan over the enforced disappearance and “fake allegations” leveled against Mahal Baloch — During the demonstrations political and social circles rejected her arrest and allegations through press conferences and statements.
They had expressed concerns against the forced disappearance and detention of Mahal Baloch, while Baloch parliamentary parties, including the government, faced severe criticism by Baloch citizens.
The protesters termed the targeting of Baloch women a “collective punishment” and demanded an end to such incidents in Balochistan.