Protests against military operations and Chinese intervention in Balochistan

Awaran (Balochistan) [Pakistan], Aug. 30 : The Baloch Republican Party (BRP) activists carried out a protest rally in Kolwa area of Awaran district against military operations and Chinese intervention in Balochistan.

The rally was carried out yesterday to protest the recent military operations in different parts of Balochistan including Dera Bugti and the intervention of China on Baloch soil.

The protestors raised slogans in support of top Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti besides chanting "down with Pakistan, long live Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti." They also raised slogans against the Chinese intervention on Baloch soil through so-called China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which the Baloch people see as a threat to their identity and existence.

A large number of activists, including women and children, participated in the rally and protested against China and Pakistan for looting Baloch resources and conducting military operations against the civil Baloch populace.

Earlier media reports have also highlighted the manner in which the CPEC project was being constructed against the will of the local population in Balochistan, leading to the heavy presence of Pakistani military and police apparatus in the area.

The Pakistani Army has also been alleged of forceful evacuation of people from their traditional homesteads and farmlands in several areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan so as to make the land available for the CPEC.

Source: ANI