Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

Students of Gilgit – Baltistan being targeted in Karachi’s ethnic clashes

by Nurmomad

Karachi, December 2: Various incidents of attacks on students belonging to Gilgit – Baltistan have been reported during the past few days of ethnic terrorism, with at least three confirmed deaths, including that of Nasir Astori, in the Numaish Area, adjacent to Soldier Bazar.

The fair color of students from Gilgit – Baltistan makes them potential targets for harassment and attacks, while supporters of two ethno-political parties play havoc with lives of ordinary citizens in Karachi. Various organizations, including Northern Areas Students Association and Gilgit – Baltistan Union of Journalists, have condemned the indiscriminate attacks.

They have also cautioned the students to take extra precautionary measures, until the situation returns to normalcy. “This means staying indoors and not roaming in the streets without any urgent purpose”, a representative of NASA told Pamir Times.

In the mean while the public representatives at NALA have been asked to get in touch with leaders of the feuding parties and ensure safety of the students of Gilgit – Baltistan.

2 thoughts on “Students of Gilgit – Baltistan being targeted in Karachi’s ethnic clashes

  1. Dear Noor,
    Thanks for the updates and meaningful instructions for the people of Gilgit-Baltistan residing in Karachi. You have wisely advised the residents of Gilgit-Baltistan in Karachi to take care for their precious lives.

    I would also like to urge our young kids and youths to avoid from any kind of gatherings whether it is social or political because, now days the terrorism is on its peak in the region and unfortunately the ethnic violence in Karachi.

    I strongly condemn the recent ethnic violence in the city of lights Karachi. Good bless Pakistan with peace and stability –Ameen.

    We hope the civil society institutions including NALA members will play their due role to disseminate the issue to the Sindh provisional government as well to the federal government. The same is also true to address the issue of admission policy in Karachi educational institutions as facing by the students of Gilgit-Baltistan. I do hope the discrimination based on geography, region and ethnicity will be stopped by the present government; who claims to be a democratic government.

    At the end let me thanks for raising the voices of the constitutionally neglected people of Gilgit-Baltistan through your valuable web based news Pamir Times.

    Thanks and regards
    Sharif Khan

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