Kalash women protested against kidnapping of Greek Citizen
Kalash & Muslim community male female protested against kidnapping of Athanasee Laironaise Greek Citizen.
CHITRAL: A large number of male and female from Kalash community as well as Muslims hold protest rally, procession carrying banners and placards inscribing the message against state terrorism in Kalash valley demanding for recovery of Greek social workers Athanasee Laironaise. The protest rally gathered at Ataleeq square where it converted into a public meeting. The rally was leading by Rahmat Elahi Nazim Union Council Ayun, Sartaj Ahmad Khan Tehsil Nazim Chitral, Wazir Zada Chairperson Human Rights Monitoring committee Kalash valley. The protest rally passing through various roads came to District Coordination Officer and District Nazim office. Where they set in as protest in front of DCO office. Hence DCO Chitral Mutasim Billah Shah, District Nazim Maghfirat Shah, Tehsil Nazim Sartaj Ahmad Khan joined them and assured of their fully cooperation. Elites and leaders of Kalash community delivered speeches to public meeting and strongly condemned negligence of security forces and law enforcement agencies. They said that Athanasee Laironaise, was kidnapped by some criminal persons and was shifted to Nooristan area of Afghanistan easily but there was no reaction against dacoits. They demanded early recover of abducted Athanasee Laironaise, within 3 days otherwise they will taken stern action as well as also to leave Chitral and migrate to some other place and abroad. They demanded for recruitment of Kalash people in border police as well as in Chitral police and scouts to be deployed on that borders where infiltration is expected.
They also demanded for sealing of borders with Afghanistan immediately to stop further kidnapping of innocent people. They said that Athanasee Laironaise, was benefactor of not only Kalash people but the whole Chitral who spent million of rupees for benefit of these people. They also criticized role of police and security guard on security duty of Athanasee Laironaise, who could not protect him from kidnapping and disciplary action sought against police staff. District and Tehsil Nazim assured them if your genuine demand was not fulfilled we also joined your agitation until fulfillment of your demand. DCO Chitral satisfied them that Federal Provincial and district government as well district administration was very much shocked on this sorrowfull tragedy and we are trying of our best to recover Athanasee Laironaise safely. The protest rally was also leaded by Rehmat Elahi, Sartaj Ahmad Khan, Nizar Wali Shah president of Chitral Culture Ortanization United Arab Emirates. Those who spoke on the occasion were Wazir Zada, Bahram Shah, Unat Baig, Bashara Khan from Kalash community and a number of leaders from Muslim community also spoke on the occasion to expressed their solidarity with Kalash brethren. It is worth to mention here that a large number of women folk from Kalash community participated in protest rally and public meeting for first time in the history of Chitral. Later on Tehsil Nazim arranged for refreshment of Kalash people and the protest gathering was disbursed peacefully.
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