Karima Baloch, an activist from Balochistan who escaped Pakistan in 2016 to take refuge in Canada, was discovered lifeless in Harbourfront close to Toronto’s lakeshore. Karima Baloch had gone lacking on Sunday round 3 pm. Toronto Police had requested public help in finding her.
The police found Karima Baloch’s body off an island simply close to Canadian metropolis Toronto’s lakeshore. Karima Baloch’s husband, Hammal Haider, and brother recognized her physique which remains to be with the police. The reason for her dying is just not identified.
A senior journalist from Toronto instructed India Right this moment TV that the police and the Canadian safety company CSIS should examine the opportunity of Pakistan’s hand in Karima Baloch’s dying. “Prime Minister Trudeau should act to rid Canada of Pakistan ISI brokers,” the journalist mentioned.
The Baloch Nationwide Motion has introduced 40 days of mourning for Karima Baloch.
WHO WAS KARIMA BALOCH?
A pioneer of girls activism in Balochistan, Karima Baloch rose to fame as a pacesetter of a pupil physique — the Baloch College students Group (Azad) — that campaigned for college students of Balochistan and advocated the area’s independence from Pakistan.
Karima Baloch was additionally the primary feminine chairperson of the Baloch Scholar Group. She turned the chief of the BSO in 2014 after the organisation’s chief Zahid Baloch was allegedly kidnapped.
Dubbing the Baloch College students Group (Azad) as a terrorist organisation, the Pakistani authorities banned it on March 15, 2013.
Fearing for her life, Karima Baloch, who had been vocal about Pakistan Military and authorities atrocities in Balochistan, escaped from Pakistan in 2016 with the assistance of some pals and Baloch activists and took refuge in Canada.
Karima Baloch claimed she escaped a Pakistani navy assault and stayed underground for almost a yr earlier than escaping the nation to take refuge in Toronto.
The identical yr, Karima Baloch was named one of many world’s 100 most “inspirational and influential” ladies by the BBC.
KARIMA BALOCH’S RAKSHA BANDHAN MESSAGE TO PM MODI
In 2016, Karima Baloch recorded a ‘Raksha Bandhan message’ for PM Narendra Modi. Urging PM Modi to talk in opposition to struggle crimes in Balochistan, Karima Baloch, in a video message to the prime minister, mentioned, “On this present day I’ve come to you and want to say that we contemplate you as our brother.”
“And we count on that you simply grow to be the voice of Baloch genocide, struggle crimes in Balochistan, human rights violation in worldwide boards and grow to be the voice of these sisters whose brothers are lacking,” Karima Baloch mentioned.
— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2016
In Might 2019, Karima Baloch had accused Pakistan of taking away the assets and eliminating the folks of Balochistan. Karima Baloch had additionally raised the problem of Balochistan within the United Nations classes in Switzerland.
The spokesperson of the Baloch Nationwide Motion mentioned that the martyrdom of Karima Baloch, a BNM chief dwelling in exile in Canada and former chairperson of Baloch Scholar Organisation (BSO), is a good loss to the Baloch nation and the nationwide motion.
“With the dying of Banuk Karima, we’ve got misplaced a visionary chief and a nationwide image. Compensation for this nice loss is inconceivable for hundreds of years,” mentioned the assertion of the spokesperson.
(With inputs from ANI)