The relatives of missing persons marked the ninth consecutive Eid with a protest in Quetta to demand immediate and safe recovery of their family members who have been missing from different parts of Balochistan.
Several women, carrying placards and portraits of their loved ones, gathered outside the Quetta Press Club soon after Eid prayers.
The protesters held demonstrations outside the Balochistan High Court. Women and children participated in the rally and chanted slogans accusing security agencies of whisking away their loved ones and detaining them in illegal torture cells.
Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VFBMP), an organisation working towards the safe recovery of missing persons, said two more Baloch political activists were reported missing from Kohlu.
“My brother Zakir Majeed went missing five years ago near Quetta. We know security agencies are behind this illegal abduction because my brother was a senior leader of Baloch Student Organisation (BSO-Azad),” general secretary of VFBMP and human rights activist based in Balochistan Farzana Majeed told The Express Tribune.
VFBMP demands that if the abducted Baloch political leader has committed a crime, he should be taken to court, she added.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2014.