Mobile billboard with “Help end enforced disappearances in Balochistan” message seen outside Lord’s cricket ground before World Cup Final

Yet another political slogan related to South Asia was seen during the Cricket World Cup when a truck carrying mobile billboards was spotted today outside the Lord’s cricket stadium. The billboards read “Help end enforced disappearances in Balochistan”. The truck was spotted before the start of the World Cup final match between New Zealand and England.

The posters were displayed during a campaign conducted by Baloch Republican Party and World Baloch Organization who were protesting against human rights abuses in Balochistan.

This is the fourth time that political messages have been displayed during the World Cup. Just two days ago, an aeroplane with a political message in support of Balochistan was spotted over Edgbaston during the Australia-England semifinal match. The banner had read, “World must speak up for Balochistan”.

Reportedly, after this incident, the airspace above the grounds have been ordered to be closed due to security concerns.

Earlier a plane was seen flying over Headingley stadium in Leeds where India is battling Sri Lanka in a World Cup cricket match. The plane carried the message “India stop genocide and free Kashmir”.

Last month, while Pakistan and Afghanistan were playing the ICC World Cup 2019 at the Headingley Cricket Ground in Leeds, fans of both teams broke into a fight outside the stadium. The fight broke out after fans spotted a plane carrying a slogan ‘Justice for Balochistan’ flying over them.

Baloch activists have been campaigning during the Cricket World Cup using posters and banners to attract the attention of the world towards atrocities of Pakistan government in Balochistan province. Earlier, Pakistani fans were seen tearing such posters put up by Baloch organisations in London.

This post was last modified on July 14, 2019 6:40 pm

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