Karachi – Different groups of Civil Society protested against abduction of three Baloch girls, outside Karachi Press club on Wednesday.
Three girls were abducted on 7th September form Bhangoria Goth area of Azizabad and reportedly transported to Larkana, as per the claims of family of the girls.
Protestors included the family of kidnapped girls, Human rights activists, democratic student federation, political activists and members of civil society at large.
Protestors were carrying placards and chanted slogans against the Sindh government and Police and demanded the safe recovery of three abducted girls.
Abducted girls have been identified as Surat Bibi aged 12 years, Nagina Bibi aged 10 years and Sabina Bibi aged 8 years.
Girls were abducted on 7th September but this news reached media after one month due to the lack of awareness and approach of the victim family, a source privy to the matter told Balochistan Point.
Sindh Police has claimed to have arrested the alleged kidnappers in a raid in Larkana. Police have arrested two persons by the name of Saddam Jhakrani and Niaz Jatoi.
Girls could not be recovered in the Police raid as they were allegedly sold by the kidnappers to another group. Now it’s claimed by the family of the Girls that missing girls are under custody of Dr. Ibrahim Jatoi in Shikarpur.
Claims of the family of girls could not be verified through independent means so far.
Stance of Dr. Ibrahim Jatoi is also not known yet as he has avoided issuing any statement on this matter.
Sindh Police claims that the girls were not abducted but they eloped with the alleged kidnappers.
Protestors have rubbished the claims of Police as they find no merit in the claim that an 8 year old girl can elope.
Family of the abducted girls had migrated from Awaran to Karachi due to deterioration of security situation in the restive district few years back.
Family of the abducted girls have announced to set up a protest camp outside Karachi Press club if no action was taken for the recovery of the girls.
Protestors demanded from Chief Minister of Sindh Qaim Ali Shah, Chief Minister of Balochistan Dr. Malik Baloch and other influential tribal notables to play their role in safe recovery of the abducted girls.
Protestors peacefully dispersed after conducting their demonstration outside Karachi Press Club.
Note: Shoaib Durrazai also contributed to this report
Published in The Balochistan Point on October 15, 2015