WASHINGTON DC: The Baloch American Congress (BAC) has appealed to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to intervene to save the lives of two students were forcibly disappeared in Quetta Monday.
Dr Tara Chand, president of the BAC, said Sunday Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence have made life unlivable for youths and students in Balochistan.
“On Monday two students, Suhail Ahmad and Safi Baloch, hailing from Noshki were forcibly disappeared by the ISI from the hostel of the University of Balochistan in Quetta.”
He said hundreds of soldiers have been deployed at the University of Balochistan and the sports complex there had been converted into an interrogation center.
He said the Pakistani authorities are shutting the door of education on the Baloch youth for demanding their basic rights, including their right to self-determination.
“Baloch human rights defenders say at least one person is forcibly disappeared every day in Balochistan,” Dr Tara Chand lamented. He pointed out 28 persons were forcibly disappeared in Balochistan in the month of September alone.
Dr Tara Chand urged Secretary Blinken to help stop the collective punishment of the Baloch people and bring to an end the impunity of Pakistani security services in Balochistan.
He said the fate of thousands of victims of enforced disappearances, who are languishing in torture cells, is not known to their family members.
He said the Golden Jubilee of the freedom of Bangladesh where Pakistan army carried out genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes will be marked next month but seems like Pakistan army has not learned any lessons from its defeat.