Demonstrations in Gulmit and Aliabad to condemn police action in Gilgit city

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Hunza, February 26: Hundreds of angered citizens of Gojal – Hunza came to the streets today in Aliabad and Gulmit to register protest against the brutal use of state force against peaceful Gojali protesters in Gilgit city.

The protesters are demanding immediate removal of the home secretary, Usman Younis.

The Gilgit police baton charged protesters mostly belonging to Gojal valley in Gilgit city today while they were marching towards the City Park, after not being able to meet the home secretary. A 40 member delegation of the committee wanted to meet the home secretary to to inform him about the demands of the local people.

According to a participant of the rally the delegation tried to meet the home secretary to ask him for pushing the relief efforts forward but they were not able to meet him despite of waiting for two hours outside his office.

Yesterday the director of health, Dr Rana Nazeem, had refused to talk to a delegation of the people of Gojal in presence of the media.

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