Geneva, June 25: Pashtun, Baloch and Sindhi activists protested in front of the United Nations (UN) during the ongoing 38th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Switzerland's Geneva today. The protest was carried out against atrocities by Pakistan Army.

Pashtun activists shouted anti-Pakistan slogans and blamed Pakistani Army for allegedly carrying out atrocities on Pashtun people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and parts of neighbouring Afghanistan. Baloch and Sindh activists also joined the protest against Pakistan.

Nafratullah, an activist of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) said, "For the past 40 years, Pakistan has been carrying out atrocities on the Pashtuns living in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Afghanistan. We are now protesting outside the UN and other European organisations to seek justice. We will fight until we get out rights." According to media reports, several Pashtun protesters were killed in the firing by the Pakistan army on June 3.

Baloch Activists also protested at 10, Downing Sreet, the residence of United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May in London. During the protest, the activist demanded justice for Baloch women and children who have been facing torture and sexual harassment by Pakistan Army. They also demanded an end to Pakistan’s occupation of the region.

People of Balochistan are fighting against the atrocities of the Pakistan Army and also demanding freedom. The Voice of Baloch Missing Persons claims over 18,000 cases of enforced disappearances in this region alone. Even, in the past also Baloch and Pashtuns had protested against the brutality by the Pakistan security forces.

(With inputs from ANI)

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