Pakistan: Detained Baloch protestors released by Islamabad Police after heavy backlash – Times of India

Pakistan: Detained Baloch protestors released by Islamabad Police after heavy backlash - Times of India

Islamabad: Several days after the protestEnforced disappearancesagainst the Pakistani government, Detained Baloch protesters were released. Islamabad Police On Sunday, after his bail was granted, The News International reported.
This development has come after the Baloch protesters gave a three-day ultimatum to the Islamabad authorities. release Demanding dismissal of all students and all Cases Against the protesters
Earlier on Wednesday night, the Islamabad police used excessive force and arrested all the Baloch protesters, who gathered to protest in the capital. protest Demonstration against “enforced disappearances”.
The long march led by Baloch women started its journey. Balochistan The News International reported on December 6.
Notably, police action against Baloch women and men has drawn widespread condemnation from human rights organizations and political parties. Even federal ministers admitted that “the protestors who reached Islamabad from Balochistan were not involved in violence.”
Earlier this week, Islamabad police detained several Baloch protesters after using water cannons and baton charges to break up protests against enforced disappearances, ARY News reported.
Soon after the arrests, the Baloch Solidarity Committee (BYC) filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court.
Hearing a petition filed by organizers of the long march against the “illegal” arrests of Baloch protesters, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ruled that it was their “constitutional right” to protest.
The court said that those who have come to protest should be allowed to protest, it is their constitutional right.
Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Aamir Farooq warned IG Islamabad Akbar Nasir Khan against any obstruction in the protest and said that Baloch people have the constitutional right to protest.
Meanwhile, according to ARY News, the caretaker prime minister constituted a three-member committee comprising Solangi, Fawad and Jamal Shah to hold talks with the families of the protesters.
Islamabad Police posted on X (formerly Twitter) that the protesters had demanded the release of their detained supporters during a meeting with a cabinet committee formed by the prime minister.
“Considering the legal requirements, the bail of the arrested protesters has been granted, the detained protesters are being released,” he said, adding that the families of the detained persons have appealed to them for information and assistance. Contact us for legal assistance. , The News International reported.
Earlier, Islamabad Police said that the court had issued orders to release 163 protesters after granting bail.
Meanwhile, the Baloch Solidarity Committee says that a protest sit-in is going on in front of the National Press Club in Islamabad.

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