Cases had been filed against a large number of activists, including students and senior citizens, who were protesting against the government in reaction to its failure in addressing needs of the communities affected by the Attabad landslide and damming of the Hunza River.
Hunza, April 13: A Civil Court in Hunza Valley today acquitted a number of activists, IDPs and students, including young Wakhi poet Raza Baig Raza, hailing from different villages of Gojal valley. These people had been charged in a case filed against them on January 4, 2011, when they had come on the roads to stage a protest demonstration on completion of one year of the Attabad landslide disaster, to condemn the inaction and failures of the government.After several hearings held in Aliabad, Hunza, the Civil Judge Ms. Amina Zamir concluded that the clauses under which the activists had been charged were not maintainable. She dismissed the case and acquitted the accused.
Many of these vocal critics of the government had been named in multiple FIRs.
Speaking to our correspondent in Aliabad the acquitted activists thanked and appreciated the court for supporting the truth and dispensing justice.