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Release political activists: Demonstrators protest in Gilgit-Baltistan
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Release political activists: Demonstrators protest in Gilgit-Baltistan

| @indiablooms | 08 Oct 2020, 07:57 pm

Hunza: Gilgit-Baltistan region witnessed protest over the crackdown launched by the Pakistan administration against political activists of the region, media reports said on Thursday.

People across the region have taken to streets and are demanding the immediate release of activists who have been falsely implicated and have been awarded rigorous punishment, reports ANI.

Carrying pictures of Baba Jan, a prominent local activist cum leader serving a ninety-year sentence on trumped-up charges, and shouting anti-establishment slogans, people said that the government had grown fearful of the growing resistance in the region, reports the news agency.

Amzad Hussain, a local political leader from the region, told ANI that the government of Pakistan had been exposed at the global forum for its increasingly authoritarian attitude and it was now using all tactics to muzzle the voice of the people. 

“A number of our brothers are languishing in jail for years. Everybody knows about them. Even the United Nations has mentioned them in its report on the region. The UN Human Rights Commission report has its mention. They all know the atrocities being meted upon brothers of Gilgit Baltistan.” Amzad told the news agency.

Shabir Mayar, a local leader of Awami Action Committee, Gilgit Baltistan urged the youth to remain united against the administration.

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