Sat. May 15th, 2021

[Human Rights Day] Family of murdered IDPs waits for justice

Sher Afzal and his father, Sher Ullah Baig, were shot dead in Aliabad Hunza on August 11, 2011, leading to a massive unrest in the region

Sher Afzal and his father, Sher Ullah Baig, were shot dead by police in Aliabad Hunza on August 11, 2011, while they were protesting against non-payment of compensation to the people displaced by Attabad Landslide Disaster and the resultant damming of Hunza River. So far, the two police officials who killed these two peaceful protesters are free. The government has, however, arrested hundreds of ordinary citizens, including political activists, on charges of "treason" and "terrorism". It is pertinent to note that that massive unrest had spread through the peaceful Hunza region after the murder of the IDPs and several buildings of the government were put alight by angry protesters. The Supreme Appellate Court of GB had commissioned a judicial inquiry of the situation. The inquiry report has not been made public yet, despite of the passage of 5 months. On the Human Rights Day we appeal to the concerned authorities to ensure provision of justice to the family of the murdered IDPs and to those who have been detained since August 11, 2011.

2 thoughts on “[Human Rights Day] Family of murdered IDPs waits for justice

  1. I feel very sorry for the family of those 2 persons as well as for all hunzakuts. My wife and I experienced some of the best moments in our lifes in Hunza. We still remember the hospitality and the friendlyness of all the people there.

    It is a shame that those responsible for this immense loss walk free while the family still has no excuses and explanations for those murders.

  2. Justice and Pakistan two different things unfortunately in the so called Islamic Republic of Pakistan

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