Enforced disappearance: Baloch, Sindhis, Pashtuns demonstrate against Pakistan in Toronto
Toronto: Observing the ''International Day of Victims of Forced Disappearances’, members of Baloch, Sindhi and Pashtun organisations staged a protest against Pakistan on Sunday, media reports said.
The demonstrators were demanding the United Nations and international community to press Pakistan to end forced disappearances, enforced conversion to Islam and extrajudicial killings.
The leaders and members of Baloch National Movement, Canada Pashtun Council, Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement and World Sindhi Congress gathered in downtown Toronto and raised slogans like ‘Pakistan Army Terrorist, ISI Terrorist’. They called Pakistan Army a 'occupied Army of Pakistan, Balochistan and Sindh,'' reports ANI.
The protestors urged the Canadian government to pressurise Pakistan for reinstating human rights for Baloch, Sindhis, Mohajirs and Pashtuns, reports the Indian news agency.
The demonstrators were seen holding banners which read ‘stop Baloch genocide’ and ‘stop enforced disappearances in Balochistan’.
The demonstrators were also joined by “Free Hong Kong” agitators as they raised slogans against Pakistan and China.
An activist toll ANI, “We have gathered here on the day of International Day of Forced Disappearances to protest against enforced disappearances."
"This has destroyed our lives and it’s affecting the present generation and will continue to impact the future generation as well.
"This practice will continue until terrorist state Pakistan exists on the map. We demand the international community to take note of the human rights abuses committed by Pakistan and put an end to enforced disappearances," the activist said.