Agenda Item : 9
Speaker: Munir Mengal
Nouveaux Droits de L’homme - NDH
Mr President, I would like to draw your attention to the discrimination faced by an entire population of Balochistan.
During the last seventy years of the Islamic state existence, and particularly its security forces, have treated the Baloch people as occupants. Their xenophobia about the Baloch people is most evident in their crude behaviour and disproportionate response to the most genuine and fundamental demands of the Baloch people to hounour their dignity, identity, culture and respect their soverignity on their land.
The “Islamic” state is intolerant of the spirit of toleration and liberalism displayed by the Baloch people. It has tried systematically to transplant religious fanatical groups from outside Balochistan to change their culture. Pakistan as a state, pledged to International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, it should have recognized the cultural specificity of the Baloch people. It has, instead, tried to use private militias of terrorist religious groups to unleash a reign of terror to the secular, nationalist and peace-loving people.
When this comes to children as per media reports more then 1.8 million around 70 percent Children in Balochistan are out of school, and hundreds are lingering in military camps as victims of enforced disappearance. This is believed that the islamic terrorist organizations whom attack Baloch females with acid, terrorize and act to keep them away from education and from participating other life activities have the state institutions backing.
The state has systematically segregated and kept them away and deprived of bread earning activities. It has ensured that such a large population of about 10 million people, languish in poverty, illiteracy and disease.