Gahkuch, September 6: Hundreds of protesters in Gahkuch took to the streets chanting slogans against the district Superintendent of Police (SP) for alleged derogatory remarks against the people of Ghizar.
According to details the SP used abusive language against people of Ghizar yesterday in Gahkcuh where a group of people had gathered to obtain flour and wheat bags provided by the Civil Supplies Department.
According to a person, who was present in Gahkuch yesterday but did not want to be identified, some people accused the SP of favoring people belonging to a particular sect over the other during distribution of wheat and flour bags. The SP allegedly used abusive language against the people of Ghizar and warned them of dire consequences. A section of the enraged public, reportedly, manhandled the SP and forced closure of markets in protest.
Later a scuffle between the opponents and supporters of the said SP ensued creating law and order situation in the otherwise quiet and peaceful district headquarter.
According to Gahkuch and Gilgit based sources dozens of people have been injured in organized street fights in Gahkuch between the two groups since yesterday.