Hussaini, August 5: Two groups of people, including labourers, have clashed at Hussaini village, located on the northern end of dammed Hunza River, resulting in injuries to several people. The inured have been shifted to hospitals.
According to sources the fighting groups consisted of people belonging to Gojal and Nagar Valley.
Contingents of police, under the leadership of SP Hunza, have reached Hussaini to resolve the issue and negotiations are in progress, an eye-witness told Pamir Times.
There are reports that angry mobs of laborers from Sost and Attabad spillway are trying to reach Hussaini, apparent to take part in the fight. In the meanwhile people in Passu and Moorkhoon have blocked the Karakuram Highway in reaction to the ugly incident of violence in Hussaini.
Groups of laborers have fought on several occasions at the Hussaini Village in the past over petty issues, but the non-serious attitude of the district administration towards resolution of the issues has led to aggravation of the situation.
Local people have appealed to the administration and government to proactively maintain law and order situation in the region.
“People should not propagate the condemnable incident as a regional or sectarian issue. The fight is between two groups of people and vast majority of the people of Hunza – Nagar are peace loving and condemn violence and injustice in all forms”, a local person present at the fight scene told this reporter.