They were also carrying the posters reading "Stop Baloch Genocide". The protesters were seen carrying pictures of Narendra Modi and dead Baloch martyr and freedom fighter Akbar Bugti.

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The United States had earlier also shared its concern over the entire matter. The State Department, in a clear message to Pakistan said that it is concerned about human rights situation in both the regions.

US State Department spokesperson Mark C Toner said the US was concerned about the "human rights situation" there and had "reported it for several years in our Human Rights Report".

Earlier, cases have been registered against Baloch leaders Brahamdagh Bugti, Harbiyar Marri and Banuk Karima Baloch for supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements on Balochistan.

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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, Dawn online reported.

Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri, in a speech last week, slammed PM Modi's statements, alleging that the Indian government "fully supports the ongoing insurgency in Balochistan".

Zehri's speech came days after a video showing exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti appreciating "support" given to the Baloch people by PM Modi began circulating on social media.

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Earlier, during his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi came out openly in support of "freedom" for Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. "I want to speak a bit about the people in Balochistan, Gilgit, and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The world is watching. People of Balochistan, Gilgit and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me a lot in the past few days. I am grateful to them," PM Modi had said.

(With agency input)

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