Baloch activists to hold protests outside UNGA

Balochistan activists will hold protests on September 13 outside the United Nations General Assembly. (Representative image) Photograph:( Getty )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 12, 2016, 07.42 AM (IST)
Balochistan activists have decided to take their fight for freedom to the doors of the United Nations. 

The activists from the oppressive establishment in Pakistan said they will now hold protests on September 13 outside the United Nations General Assembly.

Baloch activists have found support in India for their freedom movement. They recently visited New Delhi to intensify their protests against the alleged human rights situation in Balochistan. 

Dilshad Baloch, a prominent activist thanked Indian prime minister Narendra Modi for lending support to the movement. 

He had requested other world leaders to also take note of the genocide in Balochistan.

Following Modi's Independence Day speech, the United States had also expressed concern over the Baloch oppression.

Washington has consistently urged all parties in Pakistan to resolve their differences peaceably and through a "valid political process".

India's junior minister Jitendra Singh had last week asserted that Balochistan is a very important security concern for India. 

He said Pakistan should put an end to "operational atrocities" unleashed by Islamabad in the region.

"You cannot allow your neighbourhood to be on fire because sooner or later it is going to impact you, you cannot build a heaven inside and leave a hell outside," the minister said.

(WION)

 
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