Baloch Women Arrested From Awaran Released After Opposition’s Protest
Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) lawmaker Sanaullah Baloch announced on Twitter that the women that the 4 women who had been arrested from the Awaran region of Balochistan have been released.
بی این پی بلوچستان کی عزت و غیرت کی نگہبان ہے – آوران کی ھماری عزت مند مائیں رہا ہوکر گھر پنچ گئیں- pic.twitter.com/mNuojW12I9
— Sana Ullah BALOCH, MPA (@Senator_Baloch) December 9, 2019
The women had been arrested on grounds of having weapons stored in their houses. They were presented before the media with weapons laid down before them and the police stating that these belonged to the arrestees.
Baloch leaders had maintained that the arrest of women was an assault to their traditions of ‘honour’ and demanded their immediate release They also cited that their arrest without warrants was also wrong.
On Friday, BNP chief Akthar Mengal had also staged a protest in the National assembly over this, threatening to quit the government if the women are not released.