Protests erupt in Gilgit Baltistan after activist arrested for social media post

Gilgit Baltistan, May 25, 2021: - Another illegal arrest of a human rights activist has sparked demonstrations across Gilgit Baltistan. Hasnain Ramal, a political leader was picked up and charged with several draconian sections for a social media post. His supporters say the establishment was rattled by his expose of their sinister designs aimed at creating sectarian disaffection in the region. Shia, Sunni fallouts have become a recurring phenomenon in the region and locals blame the government for it. They say the authorities have been orchestrating division to hide their failures and more importantly their exploitative ambitions. They demanded all charges be dropped and Ramal be released immediately.