Karachi Police Brutally Arrested 28 Protestors In Front Of Sindh Assembly

Police Arrested 28 Personnel In Karachi 

At the main entrance of the Sindh Assembly on Monday, police in Karachi physically abused and arrested 28 protesters, including women, who were protesting the alleged kidnapping of two University of Karachi-KU Baloch students by law enforcement agencies. The protesters were protesting the alleged kidnapping of the students by law enforcement agencies.

Doda Baloch and Ghamshad Baloch, both students in the philosophy program at the University of Kansas, are presumed to have been abducted on June 7 from the home they shared in Gulshan-i-Iqbal. They have not been seen or heard from since that day.

Establishment of Protest Camp In Doda Illahi

Following the establishment of a protest camp by Doda Illahi and Ghamshad Baloch in front of the Karachi Press Club over the course of the last two days, the protesters soon transitioned into a march for the families of the missing victims. According to Dawn, they began their march from the Karachi Press Club-KPC and proceeded to the Sindh Assembly building in the evening on Sunday.

According to a report in the local media, activists, including women and children, were able to destroy barricades that had been built by the police at Fawara Chowk and made it to the assembly building, where they are now holding a sit-in in front of the main door.

Relatives and officials of protestors

Their relatives and officials from various civil society groups had been camped out in front of the Karachi Press Club for the past four days. On Sunday evening, a sit-in was organized outside the main entrance of the Sindh Assembly in order to voice a demand for the release of the missing students. Due to the fact that the budget session of the provincial assembly was scheduled to take place on Monday, the district administration and the police worked together to convince them to leave the area (today).

SSP Asad Raza Live Breifing To Media

According to South-SSP Asad Raza, who talked with Media about the matter, the police detained 28 individuals on Monday, including 19 males and 9 females, as they sought to enter the legislative building. The officer claims that the protestors were not subjected to any physical treatment of any kind. According to him, female protesters had also been detained by a female officer of the police.

Highly condemnable….Sindh police dragging families of missing Baloch students on the instructions of Sindh govt. Where is @BBhuttoZardari ? @PPP_Org #SaveBalochStudents #BalochLivesMatter #DodaAndGamshad pic.twitter.com/uai9gnUmMM

— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) June 13, 2022

All of the demonstrators who had been detained are said to have been let free, as stated by the SSP.

Abusive Treatment by Law Enforcement

In the meanwhile, protesters have leveled allegations that police personnel have mistreated women and children. According to what they alleged, the Sindh police had broken their promise to convene a meeting on Monday between officers of the Counter Terrorism Department and the relatives of the children who had gone missing. A fresh sit-in was organized in front of the legislative building in Sindh, and this time protesters were subjected to physical assault and arrest by the authorities.

Meeting of the KPC Budget Committee in March

An estimated 120–130 individuals, such as relatives & members of various institutions such as activists Seemi Din Baloch, Abdul Wahab Baloch, Aamna Baloch, and Naghma Sheikh, must have previously resumed their march from –KPC– to the ability to fulfil. The budget session was scheduled to begin at 4:50 p.m. When they passed by, someone was participating in a sit-in that had been planned at the gathering’s entrance.

Audience Heard Seemi’s Remarks

Seemi warned the audience that expelling students from educational institutions was comparable to “character assassination” of the institutions themselves. She said that “being Baloch was a crime,” and as they were students, it was necessary to take it away from them. She said that if they weren’t Baloch, there wouldn’t have been any attempt to abduct them at all.

Seemi, the administrator of Karachi, asked him to return the two students, and Murtaza Wahab, the administrator of Karachi, asked him to do so. She said that the protesters will keep holding their demonstrations outside until the children were discovered even though they were still missing at the time.

Sheikh said that inhabitants of Quetta, Panjgur, and Karachi who were of Baloch descent were being abducted. She said that in return for the release of two Baloch who had gone missing, 10 more were taken by unknown parties.

A video that was uploaded on social media shows police officers violently dispersing protesters and assaulting some of them.

Statements by Elected Officials Regarding the Pinnacle of Savagery

PPP Secretary General Farhatullah Babar referred to the use of disproportionate force and the arrest of women as “extremely worrisome.” Babar said.

Use of disproportionate force and arrest of women by police in Karachi for protesting against allegedly illegal abductions of their family members is highly disturbing.
Hope the disappeared are recovered safely and the arrested women released without delay

— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) June 13, 2022

Comments by Shireen Mazari

According to Shireen Mazari, who served as a minister of human rights in the past, this is “the apogee of cruelty.

Barbarism at its peak. Shameful & condemnable. #BalochLivesMatter @sakhtarmengal u are part of the ruling cabal so why the silence now? https://t.co/trexDcgrCr

— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) June 13, 2022

MPA Sanaullah Remarks

MPA Sanaullah Baloch referred to the incident as a “heavy-handedness and brutal act of violence on innocent and peaceful Baloch females and students.

He proposed that the problem be investigated by the Sindh government in some capacity.

Strongly condemn #Sindh Police’s heavy-handedness & inhuman act of violence against innocent & peaceful #Baloch women and students, protesting against #EnforcedDisappearnces of Baloch.
GoS must investigate, such acts have already created immense distress amongst the Baloch. https://t.co/LWMfkKzfSu

— Sana Ullah BALOCH, MPA (@Senator_Baloch) June 13, 2022

Ayaz Latif Palijo Remarks 

The President of the Qaumi Awami Tehreek, Ayaz Latif Palijo, issued a warning that Sindh’s land should not be used for the commission of acts of violence against the Baloch community.

سندھ کی سرزمين کو ہماری بلوچ بہنوں پر تشدد کےليے استعمال مت کريں. جب کراچی ميں دھماکے ہوئے تو سندھ کے عوام نے تب بھی کہا تھا کہ ہماری دھرتی پر دہشتگردی قبول نہيں. بلوچ ہمارا خون ہيں، آج اپنے پیاروں کی بازیابی کےلیے پرامن احتجاج کرنےوالوں پر پولیس تشدد نے آپکی جمہوری قلعی کھول دی. pic.twitter.com/f9ilkJZPiN

— Ayaz Latif Palijo (@AyazLatifPalijo) June 13, 2022

Media Speakers to Protestor Families

The protesters and the families of the missing students believe that the students should have been detained if there was any indication that they were involved in criminal activity before the police dragged them away from their homes in Gulshan-i-Iqbal in the middle of the night without giving them any prior warning.

Protesters stated that they would continue their sit-in until the release of the missing (KU) students and others, and they asked that if the missing individuals were engaged in any illegal activity, they should be brought before a court and face charges. Protesters also requested that the missing individuals be brought before a court and charged if they were involved in any illegal activity.

Use of disproportionate force and arrest of women by police in Karachi for protesting against allegedly illegal abductions of their family members is highly disturbing.
Hope the disappeared are recovered safely and the arrested women released without delay

— Farhatullah Babar (@FarhatullahB) June 13, 2022

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