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Violence in Chilas, 3 Diamir dam affectees shot dead

PT Report

Islamabad, February 18: Security forces allegedly opened fire on a group of people affected by the Diamir Dam while they were protesting against the government’s inability to pay compensations to them in Chilas, headquarter of Diamir district. At least three people were killed as a result of the firing while some were reported injured.

The enraged protestors pelted NAPWD office with stones and put its furniture and other equipments on fire.  A police station was also torched, according to some reports.

Work on the dam is scheduled to take place in 2010 but the government has not yet been able to win confidence of the affected people. The local people had been protesting for many days asking the government to pay attention to their demands of rehabilitation and compensation for the loss of property and other means of livelihood caused by the dam.

5 thoughts on “Violence in Chilas, 3 Diamir dam affectees shot dead

  1. Every citizen in the GB should show solidarity with Diamer people for their plite and fate. We shouldn’t bend our heads before the corrupt administration for their discrimination against our people. Enough is enough. The people of Diamer have reason for their worries.

  2. Instead of making the situation worse goverment should solve their problame as it has been seen and observed that the govenment is capturing the land and proberties of GB in the name of dams and parks is not giving them their rights like this the royalty of indus river which is the bigist river of the country flows from the GB montrains and glaciers and its royalty is not yet given to its deserving people of GB.

    May we ask our chief Minister and the members of Legislative Assembly why are they are not fighting for their rights and basic rights for their representation in the National Assembly and senate.

    Ali Masud

    Montreal

  3. Firing on the innocent people who are going to loose their livelihood for sake of a dam which has to benefit the Federal Government with some 4000 MWs of electricity and the government of NWFP with billions in royalty.

    The affectees, who have now started to sacrifice their ultimate souls (life) seem, will get only bullets in their chests besides loosing their entire properties. The same fate seems to those demanding for their due compensation for their lands and properties forcefully acquired for the expansion of the KKH.

    The willful prolonging of the work on discharge of water from the Attabad artificial dam seems the government wants the peoples attention focussed there and start controversial projects like Diamir Bhasha without resolving the issues of compensation, relocation and environmental impacts analysis etc.

    On this day all the citizens of GB should be united with our brothers and sisters of Diamir, especially Chilas and condemn the brutal treatment of those who were only demanding for their rights.

    I would also urge that we should also look for the elements who are hired to sabotage peaceful demonstrations by distorting state properties only to please their masters.

    Com on, Youth of GB, let’s show our solidarity with those who sacrificed their lives and those who were injured in this state terrorism against innocent people.

    Sher

  4. A deploreable and shameful act from the govt. How can we talk about the rights of Kashmiries and forget our own rights.The people of GB are spearheading sacrifices to defend our country Pakistan. It is really condemnable act to kill the people who are demanding their due rights. why are they denied?

  5. its TIME TO WAKEUP………

    LONG LIVE PAKISTAN…LONG LIVE GILGIT -BALTISTAN

    BEST OF LUCK………………………..

    WE ARE PAKISTANIS, OUR RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED BY THE SO CALLED DUMMY GOVT OF GILGIT-BALTISTAN

    WHAT A SHAME KILLING INNOCENT CITZENS OF GILGIT-BALTISTAN.

    WHAT MORE CAN WE EXPECT………………

    OUR GOVT MUST GIVE COMPLETE RIGHTS AND ROYALTY TO GILGIT-BALTISTAN INSTEAD OF KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE??????????????????????????????

    I DONT THINK PERSONALLY THAT GOVT OF PAKISTAN CAN WIN THE HEARTS OF THE PEOPLE IN DOING SUCH INACTIVE STATE ACTION.

    WE REQUEST GOVT OF PAKISTAN NOT TO ADD FIRE TO THE REGION ,INFACT ACT POSITIVE AND GIVE THE RIGHTS FOR ITS PEOPLE ,WHO HAVE NOT GOT THE RIGHTS OF A CITIZEN,MORE THAN 63YRS PASSED FOR INDEPENDENCE OF PAKISTAN BUT WE ARE KEPT IN THE DARK.

    ROYALTY FOR GILGIT RIVER WATER,
    ROYALTY FOR TOURISM FROM ITS MOUNTAIN RANGES

    WETHER ITS CUSTOM REVENUE FROM SOUST CHECK POST.
    NOTHING IS GIVEN FOR ITS PEOPLE OF GB.

    WE ARE KEPT IN THE DARKS
    NOW COMES THE TURN,OUR INNOCENT PEACE LOVING GB PEOPLE ARE KILLED COZ THEY ARE ASKING FOR THEIR RIGHTS??????????????????

    GOOD MORNING PAKISTAN,THE TIME FOR STONE AGE IS OVER………………………..WE REPRESENT PAKISTAN AND PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES……………..WE THE RESIDENTS OF GB ,,,,,,,,,,LOOKING FOR OUR COMMON RIGHTS OF BEING A PAKISTANI.FORGET ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF VOTE?
    WE DO NOT HAVE A REPRESENTIVE IN LOWER AND UPPER HOUSE……………
    GB IS DUMMY LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ,WITHOUT ANY POWERS

    NO MORE THE PEOPLE OF GB CAN BE CHEATED,ITS ENOUGH…………………………………………………………

    WELL WISHERS OF GB

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