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Baloch ‘freedom fighters’ burn Pakistan’s national flag, wave tricolour

Baloch ‘freedom fighters’ today continued their protest against Islamabad with several persons burning Pakistan’s national flag and waving the tricolour with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s posters.
India TV News Desk New Delhi August 24, 2016 19:04 IST
India TV News Desk

Baloch ‘freedom fighters’ today continued their protest against Islamabad with several persons burning Pakistan’s national flag and waving the tricolour with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s posters.

This comes days after PM Modi spoke about atrocities being carried out on the people of Balochistan and PoK by Pakistani government.

News agency ANI reported that protestors also raised slogans against Pakistani Premier and Nawaz Sharif and backed PM Modi’s stand on human rights violations in the region.

Protests have been continuing in many parts of region from the past few days. The places where people have been protesting include -- Sui, Dera Bugti, Jafarabad and Nasirabad.

The protestors were also seen carrying pictures of deceased Baloch martyr and freedom fighter Akbar Bugti.

The masked protesters carried placards reading 'Stop Baloch Genocide' and were also seen trampling the Pakistani flag.

On the occasion of Independence Day, PM Modi had referred to human rights abuses in Balochistan and PoK, saying, “The world is watching. People of Balochistan, Gilgit, Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me a lot in the past few days. I am grateful to them.”

Several Baloch activists like Naila Baloch, Hammal Haider Baloch and Brahamdagh Bugti have thanked Indian PM for his remark that Pakistan will have to answer to the world about the atrocities being committed on people in the region.

Meanwhile, cases have been registered against Baloch leaders Brahamdagh Bugti, Harbiyar Marri and Banuk Karima Baloch in Pakistan for supporting PM Modi’s statements on Balochistan.

The five separate cases were registered on the complaints of petitioners Munir Ahmed, Maulana Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Hussain, Ghulam Yaseen Jatak and Muhammad Rahim in the province's Khuzdar area.

Balochistan is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the southwestern region of the country.