Land Grabbers of IDPs of Astor- Suo Motu Action of the Court
August 22, 2011 Leave a comment
G-B Supreme Appellate Court takes suo motu notice of usurpation of displaced people’s land. PHOTO: FILE
Sources said the application moved by the victims stated at least 28 families of Mir Malik – a remote village of Astore – had lost their lands and belongings in the 1960s after a calamity struck the village. The affected people led a delegation in a laborious journey, made mostly on foot, which reached Islamabad from Gilgit and pleaded their case with then president of Pakistan Ayub Khan. The president reportedly called the Gilgit-Baltistan government and instructed them to rehabilitate the displaced people. Meanwhile, people from Bunji occupied that land and refused to vacate it despite various attempts and requests by the legitimate owners.