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Baloch activists raise voice against atrocities by Pak at UNHRC

ANI  |  Geneva [Switzerland] 

The members of the (BPR) have raised the issue of human rights violations carried out by in at the (UNHRC).

"The precious natural resources of are being looted and taken away by the Pakistani state while the people are forced to live in like conditions," said of the to the UNHRC

"Whenever the Baloch people demanded their rights from the Pakistani state, the response has always been military operations and massacre by the army," he added, "300 thousand Baloch have been displaced and 27 thousands have become the victim of enforced disappearances."

He noted that "torture and custodial killings of Baloch activists are common practice. Even women and children are not spared."

Another activist of BPR threw light on the plight of women in

"While the talks about gender equality and equal rights for women, the women in Balochistan are facing state terrorism, in addition to global problems," activist, BPR

"They are most affected by the military operations, enforced disappearances of their family members," he added.

Jawad went on to say that "there is hardly women in Balochistan who has not lost his husband, brother, father or son as a result of notorious kill and dump policy of

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First Published: Thu, March 15 2018. 04:45 IST