QUETTA: A large number of people in various cities of Balochistan took to the streets on Thursday in protest against Indian-backed terrorism, interference in the province and concocted statement of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi that people of Balochistan have sent him messages of gratitude.

Political leaders, civil society members and citizens in large numbers took out rallies in various cities including Chaman, Dulbidin, Noshki, Chaghai , Dera Murad Jamali and Sibbi holding placards against Indian PM and his government.

In Chaman, protesters burnt an effigy of Narendra Modi and Brahamdagh Bugti for their anti-Pakistan statements.

They expressed their anger towards the campaign launched by the Indian PM and Baloch leader to defame Pakistan and project a bad image of Balochistan on the international stage.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf workers also led rallies in Dera Murad Jamali and raised slogans against India. Persistent protests blocked the main highway in Balochistan.they demanded that the Indian Prime Minister must apologize over his remarks on Balochistan.

The protest rally in Sibbi was also joined by members of the Hindu community who strongly condemned the Indian government and Prime Minister for creating trouble in the province.