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Gilgit-Baltistan violence: Kargil observes shutdown

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 21:39

Jammu: Shia-dominated Kargil border town in
Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday observed a complete bandh in protest against the recent sectarian violence in Gilgit-Baltistan
region of northern Pakistan.

Responding to a bandh call by Anjuman-e-Jamiyatul Ulima
Asna Ashriya (Islamia School Kargil) to express solidarity
with the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, all shops and business
establishments in the town remained closed and vehicles kept
off the roads.

People from many villages in Kargil district assembled at
Islamia School Kargil carrying black flags and placards and
chanting slogans against the killings in the region.

On April 3, at least 14 people were killed and over 50
others injured after violence erupted between rival Shia and
Sunni groups in Gilgit city, the capital of the region.

Protesters in Kargil also took out a march and raised
slogans against the Pakistan government.

Nayib Imam Jumma of Islamia School Kargil, Hujattul Islam
Sheikh Hussain Mukaddas, appealed to the Indian government to
intervene and help stop the killings in the region.


First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 21:19

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