Gilgit: Gilgit’s top political activist Baba Jan has recently been acquitted by the Hunza court in a case brought by Pakistan against him and yet the security services, led by the ISI, have refused to release him from jail.
A case was filed against Baba Jan and his fellow activists for raising the issue of illegal allotment of marble mines in the Nasirabad valley of Hunza to Chinese companies.
The locals in Gilgit Baltistan hit the streets to demand Baba Jan’s immediate release from the jail.
Time and again, political activists from Gilgit Baltistan have raised the issue of Baba Jan and other political activists at international platforms, including the United Nations, but Islamabad continues to mistreat people under Schedule-IV of Anti-Terrorism Act.
Baba Jana's case is a stark reminder of the sorry state of human rights in the region where an activist and political worker had to face a life sentence for campaigning against injustice and state oppression.