By Noor Muhammad Azur
Gulmit: Sounds of continuous gunshots from the surrounding mountains terrified the peaceful atmosphere of Gulmit last morning. These gunshots as the residents believe were of hunters and have become the routine as ibexes have climbed down from the mountains due to heavy snowfall.
Illegal hunting of ibex has become a norm in Gulmit valley and the law enforcers have not taken any step so far. Local residents believe involvement of Police in such incidents. The residents of the village have demanded WWF and IUCN to probe into the mater.