Enforced Disappearances: A Major Human Rights Issue in Balochistan

Journal of Social and Political Sciences, Vol.5 No.4 (2022)

12 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2023

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Pinal Patel

Central University of Gujarat

Saurabh Sharma

Central University of Gujarat

Date Written: October 17, 2022

Abstract

Ever since Kalat rulers gave away the rule of their Kalat state comprising Balochistan, in the hands of Pakistan in 1948, the people of Balochistan have been demanding freedom and to declare it as an independent nation. Their demand slowly converted into a violent struggle and separatists resorted to insurgency, commonly known as ‘Baloch Insurgency’. Pakistan too resorted to counter insurgency, commonly known as ‘Pak Counter Insurgency.’ Pakistan adopted enforced disappearances as a major tool to suppress the violent struggle, by forcibly abducting family members of the suspect. The menace of enforced disappearance has now engulfed entire Balochistan province and no day goes without such acts of kidnapping, abduction, sexual assaults, killings and enforced disappearances, at some place or in some area of Balochistan. There is no end to such atrocities and genocide. There are severe violations of the human rights in the province. In the context, enforced disappearances of the people are a major human rights issue in Balochistan.

Keywords: Enforced Disappearances, Extra Judicial Killings, Human Rights, OHCHR, VBMP

Suggested Citation

Patel, Pinal and Sharma, Saurabh, Enforced Disappearances: A Major Human Rights Issue in Balochistan (October 17, 2022). Journal of Social and Political Sciences, Vol.5 No.4 (2022), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4250317

Pinal Patel (Contact Author)

Central University of Gujarat

Saurabh Sharma

Central University of Gujarat

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