Kalash community protest police behaviour

Gul Hamad Farooqi

Chitral—Elites from Kalash community under the chair of Mir Bacha Kalah of Birir valley held a protest rally against police station Ayun nepotism and their brutality behavior against the community. The Kalash women and men including their children also held a press conference in a local hotel.
Addressing a press conference Mir Bacha and other said that they have some land dispute with a rival group at Birir whose one daughter is serving as police constable and his son in Chitral border police (Levies) who use their influence and pressurizing Station House Officer (SHO) Ayun who lodged 3 FIRs against us.
They said that Asham Bibi is lady police constable and she using her influence in police department as a result they lodged FIR 3 times and arrested our women, children and men and sent to jail. They said that although the case is under trial in civil court but even than the rival group harassing us to occupy on the land, which is our legal right.
Mir Bacha and his wife said that they also submitted written application before the District Police Officer (DPO) Chitral but no action was taken so far.

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