Islamabad, April 6: The government should act fast and arrest the people who killed passengers in Bunardas area near Chilas. The lives of properties of Shias across the country should be protected and safeguarded by the state. If the government does not act the people would be forced to come on the roads and demand justice. The Shia community acted in a very mature manner after the Kohistan carnage but instead of taking action against the culprit the government used delaying tactics and minced with words. Had action been taken against the culprits the situation would have deteriorated to this extent.
These views were expressed by speakers at a sit-in staged in front of the parliament house. The sit-in has been organized by Majlis-e-Wehdatul-Muslimeen (MWM) and ‘Gilgit – Baltistan Youth’.
Thousands of people are part of the sit-in and they have vowed to continue the protest till their demands were met. Some of their demands are lifting of the curfew in Gilgit city, military action against culprits in Chilas, clarification regarding the actual number of people killed in Chilas and the protection of Shia community members across the country.