Saturday, August 13, 2011

Section 144 imposed in Hunza after protests against police terrorism

HUNZA: The district administration has imposed section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure in two tehsils of sub-division Hunza for a period of 7 days, following a mass protest in the valley agaist the killing of a father and his son and injuring five others for demading compensation.

According to the notification issued by Momin Jan, SP Hunza Nagar, the curfew will be effective in Tehsil Aliabad and Tehsil Gojal. The poeple in these two Tehsils have been ordered to avoid gathering in groups of 4 or more than 4 people. The people have also been asked to not display any arms an ammunition. The law also bans protests and demonstrations in the valley for the said period.

The local people have expressed fear of mass arrests in the valley in vengeance for the heavy destruction of government property two days back.

Ali Ahmed Jan has contributed the story from Hunza.

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