Tribesmen with dead bodies protest in front of Governor House
PESHWAR: A large number of people from Bara, sub division of Khyber Agency, staged a protest demonstration in front of Governor House against the killing of 18 people whose built-riddled bodies were found in Alam Gudar area of Bara tehsil on Tuesday night.
Almost 4,000 to 5,000 people participated in the protest rally started on Sher Shah Suri Road in front of the Governor House.
Tribesmen from Bara were sitting outside Governor House taking caskets and bodies of their family members who were killed bu gunmen the other day.
People from Bara said that the deceased were not militants, adding that they were local people and did not involve in anti-state activities.
The family members were asking governor to take serious step and arrest the culprits. They were demanded all the tribal people to join them and protest against the puppet government
The anger protesters chanted slogans against the ruling PPP and ANP parties and said that they had not seen the MNA Hamidullah Jan, who belongs from the Bara region, for almost four and a half years. They said that the he resided peacefully in Islamabad, while the situation in Bara aggravated for the last almost four years.
It was also said that the protest could be the second episode of Balochistan incident in which 86 Shia people were killed in three different bomb incidents.
Abdul Malik, resident of Bara, said that almost 25 innocent persons were killed inside their houses, adding that he was asking from the government that why such brutalities happened to them?
He said that four brother were shot dead from a single family while they had no links with militant groups.
The tribesmen from Bara were of the viewed that curfew had been imposed for the last four years and the Bazzar was shut down till date, adding that the dead bodies would place in front of Governor House until the government stops operation in Bara.
“We want to show to the President Asif Ali Zardari, Army chief Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, and Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata Barrister Masoad Kausar to confirm whether the bodies were militants or innocent citizens of Bara tehsil.
Meanwhile, a committee was also constituted, consisted on 16 members, to negotiate with Governor Khyber Pakhtukhwa and to put forth the demands of the protesters, including ending military operation and announced compensation to the affected families.
KP, Governor announced four lakh rupees for each deceased and ordered to make a committee for judiciary inquiry.