Sat. Nov 28th, 2020

Rawalpindi Carnage: Shutter down strike observed across Gilgit-Baltistan

NLI Market closed down

NLI Market closed down
NLI Market closed down

PT Report

Gilgit/Chilas/Gahkuch, November 22: Markets remained closed and people peacefully protested today in different parts of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, condemning the Rawalpindi carnage and the violence erupted after it.

Shops, schools and colleges remained closed throughout the city
Shops, schools and colleges remained closed throughout the city

The call for shutter-down strike had been given by two organizations, Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jammat and Majlis Wehdatul Muslimeen.

Chilas: Thousands of people protesting at Siddiqe-e-Akbar Chowk
Chilas: Thousands of people protesting at Siddiqe-e-Akbar Chowk

Markets remained closed throughout Gilgit city, while schools and colleges were also shut down. Banks and several offices also remained closed. Karakuram International University (KIU), contrary to early reports, remained opened, as confirmed by an official of the Public Relations Department.

National Bank and market closed down
National Bank and market closed down

Shutter-down strike was also observed in Gahkuch, the district headquarters of Ghizer. However, the Ghizer road remained opened.

High security alert in Gilgit city
High security alert in Gilgit city

Protest demonstrations were also held in Chilas, the headquarters of Diamer, where thousands of people came in the Siddique-e-Akbar Chowk,, to condemn the Rawalpindi Carnage. Speakers at the protest demonstration said that the carnage was perpetrated as part of an international agenda. They demanded action against the culprits.

Gahkuch: Market closed in Ghizer
Gahkuch: Market closed in Ghizer

Majlis Wehdatul Muslimeen has called for a strike and protest demonstration to condemn the reported “provoking speech” from a Mosque in Rawalpindi, and the attacks on Imambargahs in Rawalpindi and other parts of the country.

Markets remained closed in Jutial area of Gilgit
Markets remained closed in Jutial area of Gilgit
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