Tue. May 18th, 2021

[Police Terrorism in Hunza Valley] Protests spread to Gojal Valley and Gilgit

Protesters attack Gulmit Police Station, officials flee

PT Report (Updated)

Gulmit/Shishkat/Sost: People have attacked the Gulmit Police Station and smashed all the windows and doors of the building, while also destroying the furniture and other fixtures. The police officials have left the station and escaped.

Local social and political leaders have intervened and stopped the protesters from putting the building alight.

Hundreds of people had gathered in Shishkat, Gulmit, Hussaini and Sost, villages of Gojal Hunza, to protest against the terrorism of police in Aliabad town of Central Hunza, in which one person was killed, and four more were injured.

The person killed in the incident has been identified as Sher Ullah Baig (Sheru), 50, hailing from Ayeenabad, Gojal, Hunza. He was, reportedly, a retired soldier of Pakistan Army. His son is also, reportedly, in critical condition.

Protesters in Shishkat have, reportedly, blocked the dammed Hunza River for boat traffic. Authorities in Sost have also also closed down the Dry Port for indefinite period.

“Hundreds of people have gathered in Gulmit and they are chanting slogans against the government and district administration”, an eye-wtiness told Pamir Times

Gilgit: Hundreds of people in Zulfiqarabad locality of Gilgit city took to the street, burning tyres in protest, and chanting slogans against the police and GB government. The main Shahra-e-Qauid-e-Azam has been blocked by the protesters since 1 O’clock in the afternoon, till posting of this report.

The protesters are expressing their rage against the government and demanding action against the district administration of Hunza – Nagar and the police officials, as well as public representatives.

Speakers in Gilgit have harshly criticized Mehdi Shah sarkar for failing to reign in the police.

It is pertinent to note that a couple of months back police had opened fire on flood affected protesters of Khainar Village, in Diamer Valley, injuring two and arresting many, while they were demanding restoration of electricity supply for their flood-ravaged village.

Nasirabad: According to reports protesters in Nasirabad (Hindi) village of Shinaki Hunza have blocked the Karakuram Highway in protest against the the terrorism of police in Aliabad, Hunza.

6 thoughts on “[Police Terrorism in Hunza Valley] Protests spread to Gojal Valley and Gilgit

  1. this is really sad news..

    Worst times in Hunza-Nagar… Now its the responsibility of the “So Called Leaders” to come up and show some respect and control the situation…

  2. May God rest late.Shaheed Sher Ullah Baig and the other Shaheed soul in eternal peace. Their Shahadat will make a history in Hunza. its an unforgetable event and we condemn the brutality of the police department.

  3. Misuse of power is not really something new in the country. I hope brutality will be challenged and push back to barracks and even outside of the borders. But hope is the only ‘thing’ we have, there is no greater power than corruption to control those armed dogs.

  4. We are dammed condemn the culprits police gunmen.. we demanding the you youth of Hunza Nagar to bring them justice in front of the public.don’t expect from the GB Govt. they will bring them justice. May rest late Shaheed Sher ullah baig and other Shaheed soul in eternal peace. Ameen.. we never and ever forgotten your sacrificed for the people in the region. My heartfelt condolence to the victims family..

  5. Shame on the GB police and officials for killing the innocent persons… The GB Govt. failed to fulfill the demands of the affected people of The damned river of Gojal. IT is our right to demand our basic rights from the Govt. but our High authority is totally failed to make a solution to open the lake…

    May Moula bless the victims and rest their souls in peace.

  6. This incident may not required to happen if our so called police officer took responsibility to handle the situation wisely. We demand for justice no one can expect justice from GB government. We only expect for immediate action from chief justice of Pakistan to make sure justice with the innocent IDPS and take on sup pot action against the culprits to bring them in to the hand of law.

    These incidents will awake our people to let them voice together for their rights otherwise we cant wait for mericals to happen.

    May God bless eternal peace for the departed soul of Lt Mr. Sher Ullah Baig and give courage to the family to bear this irreparable loss (Ameen).


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