Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Gilgit Baltistan: Nationalist activists booked in skardu

The civil administration has imposed section 144 in Skardu and instructed the secret agencies to arrest the students and sympathieser of Baltistan Students Federation from other cities of Pakistan whom have intention to visit Skardu to attend the convention of BSF on 18 July 2009.
Skardu Police has registered FIR against 16 nationalist activists under the sections 186,149,506,447,357 of Pakistan Penel Code.
The police arrested Syed Hyder Shah Rizvi (Vice President Balawaristan National Front) ,Shulam Shehzad Agha (Secretary General Gilgit Baltistan United Movement) ,Haji Inayat Ali (senior citizen) including the workers of BSF Hassnain ,Muhammad Sabir,Muhammad Ashraf,Amjad Ali,Sakhawat ,Asif, Ashaq,Feroz ,Abbas and Ismail .
The city was completely shot down yesterday on the call of Baltistan Students Federation against the heinous and brutal action of city police. Skardu police is also searching the others nominated activists and raided several spot and homes in the city to arrest the remaining accused.
According to the reports Baltistan Students Federation is going to held annual central convention in Skardu on 18 July 2009,.
The tense in the city was raised on 13 July 2009 when Executive Engineer NAPWD Muhammad Rasheed has tore the invitation letter of BSF in front of the students .The students protested against the misbehavior of Muhammad Rasheed and at the end of peaceful rally police has arrested the activists.

Manzoor Hussain Parwana Chairman Gilgit Baltistan United Movement has strongly condemned the arrest and calls the civil administration to release the activist.
Parwana blamed that the non-local civil administration wants to shift the sectarianism and regionalism in Baltistan after sabotaging the peace of Gilgit City.
The non local civil administration of skardu in responsible to create tense in the city

Press Release

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