Pakistan security forces abandon border posts as violent protests erupt in Balochistan
Pakistani security forces were forced to abandon their border check posts outposts after violent protests erupted in Balochistan on Wednesday with people pelting stones on armored military vehicles and torching military buildings.
The protests erupted in the border town of Brabchah with thousands of protestors destroyed and torched buildings of the military establishment constructed on the illegally occupied territory.
Last month, the killing of 4-year-old Bramsh along with her mother in Turbat city by Pakistan amry-backed criminals triggered widespread anger among the Baloch people.
Baloch people worldwide have also joined the protest by launching online campaign #JusticeForBramsh on social media.
The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) has slammed the Pakistani Army over Turbat incident that happened last month and termed it to be “a continuation of the massacre of Pakistan armed forces in Balochistan who have been engaged in kidnapping civilians for ransom and dumping mutilated bodies for the last several years”.
The Baloch people have been demanding independence from Pakistan due to atrocities committed by the security forces and lack of development in the region.
Even though Balochistan is rich in natural resources, the people there have always been deprived of basic facilities. There are no hospitals in Balochistan and if there are some, then there are no medical facilities and equipment. The situation is similar vis-a-vis education, roads, water system, agriculture and almost all other areas.
Enforced disappearances and abductions by the Pakistani military establishment have also been carried out regularly and for innumerable times in Balochistan. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan’s (HRCP) in its report had said that enforced disappearances of Pakistanis were “either for their political or religious affiliations or for their defence of human rights”.
This crime against humanity has been going on for so long that it has come to be considered as a normal state of affairs in the province.