Nov 22, 2010

Balochistan: Six Target Killings During Eidul Azha

Six political activists from different areas of Balochistan were killed during the Eidul Azha holidays, causing Balochi strikes in five different towns. The incidents powerfully demonstrate Islamabad’s persistent use of strategic violence to oppress peaceful political activists.

Below is an article published by Daily Times:


According to sources, two […] bodies were found from Kech Kaur near Hiruk area of Turbat on Thursday [18 November 2010]. They have been identified as Lala Hameed Baloch, president of the Baloch National Movement (BNM), and Hamid Ismail. Hameed Baloch was a journalist and a member of the Gwadar Press Club. The bodies were taken to a nearby hospital for autopsy.

A complete strike was observed on Friday [19 November 2010] in Gwadar, Pasni, Jiwani, Turbat and Hoshap condemning the killing of political opponents.

Another two […] bodies were found in Kad Kocha area of Mastung, some 120 kilometers off the provincial capital. The bodies were identified as of Bashir Ahmed Lehri and Inayathullah who had been missing for more than two months.

Bashir was kidnapped along with Zahoor Baloch, a member of the Balochistan Students Organisation Azad (BSO-Azad) in Ramazan. “The government functionaries are involved in the killings,” relatives alleged.

A […] body of a student, Samiullah Mengal, was found near Ferozabad area of Khuzdar, some 300 kilometres from Quetta on Wednesday [17 November 2010]. Samiullah was a BSO-Azad activist and had gone missing 45 days earlier when he was returning to Khuzdar from Sasol.

Another body was discovered on Friday [19 November 2010] from Kapotu area of Kalat district and was identified as Nasurrallah Baloch.

“Nasurrallah had been missing for the last two months and whisked away by the government functionaries,” relatives alleged.