Apr 28, 2010

Gilgit-Baltistan: The Banishment Of Nationalist’s Leaders Condemned

Outcry over the wrongful banishment of nationalist leadership by the puppet government of Gilgit-Baltistan.

      Below is an article published by Gilgit Baltistan United Movement :

The puppet provincial like government of Gilgit-Baltistan is afraid of the freedom movement of Gilgit-Baltistan. The banishment of nationalist’s leadership from Gilgit is a condemnable and shameful act of the new born government of Gilgit-Baltistan. This was sated by Manzoor Hussain Parwana chairman Gilgit Baltistan United Movement addressing a press conference in Skardu.
Parwana said that the colonial masters are getting more and more power after the so-called empowerment package introduced in the region. The violation of basic rights of the people has become order of the day. The live example of the lawlessness in the region is to expel the son of soils from their hometowns.
He explained that at least 11 nationalists were throw our by forced for three months from Gilgit-Baltistan in a bid to prevent a public gathering they were planning to hold in the region.

The Gilgit Baltistan Democratic Alliance (GBDA) had planned to hold a public meeting in Garhi Bagh, Gilgit, to condemn the ‘Karachi Agreement’ of April 28, 1949, under which the administrative control of Gilgit-Baltistan was handed over to the government of Pakistan. He Said.

The police raided hotels in Gilgit and took into custody nationalist leaders and activists belonging to AJK, whereas the rest were picked up from their residences in the town. The nationalist’s leader Shafqat Inqalabi was arrested from Gilgit and sent out for three months. He said
Manzoor Parwana urged international community to take notice the rights violation in Gilgit Baltistan and used influence to release Shafqat Inqalabi.
Detail of detainees.

Those who were banished included APNA chairman Wajahat Hasan Mirza, his younger brother Nadir Hasan Mirza, and Farooq Umar Advocate of Karakoram National Movement from GB; Raja Mazhar Advocate, Sardar Saghir, chairman JKLF (Amanullah group), Professor Abdul Razzaq Khan Khalique, spokesman APNA, Arif Shahid, secretary general National Liberation Front, Sabir Kashmiri, senior vice-chairman JKLF (Rauf Kashmiri group), human rights activists Farooq Niazi and former NSF president Mehmood Baig from AJK.