Gilgit-Baltistan: Violent protests started in retaliation to police firing in Hunza

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Aliabad/Karimabad, August 11: Enraged public have gone on an unparalleled rampage in Hunza Valley, torching important public buildings, including Aliabad Police Station, Civil Court, and camp office of Deputy Commissioner Hunza – Nagar. The protesters are reportedly marching towards Garelth, where office of the Superintendent of Police (SP) is located.

The violent protests started in retaliation to a brutal incident in involving policemen who opened fire on a group of protesters, killing one and critically injuring four more. There are unconfirmed reports about death of 2 people.

Three of the injured have been shifted to Gilgit for medical care.

A senior leader of PPP Gilgit – Baltistan, Manzoor Hussain (aka Manzoor Bagoro), who has recently resigned from the government after developing differences with GB Chief Minister, has condemned the incident and said that instigation of violence in Hunza Valley is part of a “deep conspiracy”. He has demanded immediate action against all involved in the conspiracy.

Courtesy: Pamir Times

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