Protesters block Quetta Brewery Road to protest enforced disappearance of six Baloch students

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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On Friday, several people blocked the Quetta Brewery Road to protest against the forced disappearance of six Baloch students from Quetta and failure of police to register an FIR, Balochistan Post reported.

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The kidnapped persons were residents of Turbat area of ​​Balochistan. Out of the six kidnapped persons, four were released by the alleged kidnappers while two are still in jail.

In a post on X, The Balochistan Post said, “Baloch Solidarity Committee blocked Quetta Brewery Road to protest against the forced disappearance of Baloch students from Quetta and failure of police to register FIR. It should be noted that five students belonging to Turbat were forcibly disappeared by Pakistan Army from Quetta, One City, others of whom were released but two are still missing.”

A social activist present at the scene said that the police refused to file an FIR. The activist said that the police's decision not to file an FIR shows that the kidnappers are so powerful that no one is willing to take action against them.

A social worker said, “When we requested them, they did not listen to us. After this, when we went to register an FIR, we were flatly refused. The police clearly said that they will not register an FIR in such a case.”

“This means the kidnappers are so powerful that no one is willing to take action against them. So, the only way we have is to block the road. There were six students, out of which four have been released and two are still in custody,” the activist said.

According to Balochistan Post report, the social activist questioned the attitude of the policemen in this matter.

A social activist said, “The local Station House Officer (SHO) came here some time ago and we raised the same issue with him and now he is nowhere to be seen. We made the same request to the Additional SHO and he openly expressed his inability and helplessness in this matter.”

Earlier on May 26, the Baloch Yakjeheti Committee (BYC) had expressed concern over the alarming rise in the number of enforced disappearances and called it an endless cycle of pain for the Baloch community.

In the statement, BYC also claimed that there has been an increase in incidents of enforced disappearances by Pakistani law enforcement agencies in recent times, particularly in the Gwadar region.

According to the BYC statement, enforced disappearances have plunged the entire Balochistan region into a cycle of trauma and suffering, causing endless suffering to the Baloch people. According to the statement, the increasing number of enforced disappearances and fake arrests in Gwadar remains a matter of grave concern.



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