5 Jan 2024

Dr. Mahrang Baloch spoke to Medya Haber TV and Medya News journalist Erem Kansoy on the rise of Baloch people and The Balochistan to Islamabad Long March.

The Balochistan to Islamabad Long March also called Baloch Long March is a protest movement led by Mahrang Baloch and other Baloch women activists, who are marching towards Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, to protest human rights violations and enforced disappearances in Balochistan. The march was a response to the growing number of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings in the region. According to Baloch Yakjehti Committee, The protestors were detained by Islamabad Police.Later a bail was approved that resulted in release of all participants.

Dr. Mahrang Baloch is a female Baloch human rights activist from Balochistan, Pakistan struggling against the oppression in Balochistan, such as unlawfully enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killing by the authorities. On December 12, 2009, her father was forcibly abducted by Pakistan security forces on his way to the hospital in Karachi. At the age of 16, she immediately started protesting his abduction and became known in the student resistance movement. In July 2011, her father was found dead with signs of torture.