In a bid to garner international support against ongoing human rights violations, Baloch activists, led by Mahrang Baloch, are urging global attention to the plight of their people. Their movement, now in its fourth phase, aims to raise awareness about enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and the suppression of peaceful protests in the resource-rich Pakistani province.
In a recent message, Baloch called upon people, particularly the youth of Pakistan and beyond, to join the campaign against the “Baloch Genocide.” She emphasized the need to inform the world about the ongoing abuses and garner solidarity for the Baloch cause.
The activists are taking several initiatives to amplify their message. They plan to organize a conference for oppressed communities across borders and launch awareness campaigns in educational institutions. This comes as the movement against enforced disappearances continues for over 50 days, with sit-ins held in both Balochistan and the national capital, Islamabad.
Mahrang Baloch and fellow activist Sammi Deen Baloch recently met with United Nations officials to discuss the human rights situation in Balochistan. They presented details of enforced disappearances, extrajudicial killings, and threats faced by peaceful protestors. The Baloch Yakjehti Committee (BYC), which organized the meeting, is urging the UN to send a fact-finding mission to the region for an independent investigation.
The BYC has also launched a social media campaign, #IStandWithBalochMarch, to garner global support and raise awareness about the plight of the Baloch people. The campaign aims to bring together voices in solidarity with the movement for justice and an end to the human rights violations in Balochistan.