ISLAMABAD: Various left wing and nationalist organisations including Baloch Student Federation staged a protest on Monday at National Press Club (NPC) to condemn the abduction, torture and subsequent murder of Ali Sher Kurd, a Baloch lawyer, writer and poet.
Kurd was abducted on the evening of September 20 from the house of relatives in Quetta. His body was found three days later in district Khuzdar, with marks of severe torture on various parts of his body.
The protestors chanted slogans against the intelligence agencies that they believe are responsible for the death of Kurd along with 16 other persons who were abducted and murdered only in the last two months.
The protestors vociferously condemned the increasing incidents of ‘disappearances’ of Baloch people belonging to all walks of life and criticised the role of the military in Balochistan, which instead of providing security to the citizens has only created resentment and mistrust amongst the Balochs, they said.
Tributes were paid to the scores of Baloch martyrs and ‘missing persons’ who have been subjected to the worst forms of state brutality merely for speaking out in defence of the rights and dignity of the Baloch people. staff report