Protesters demand quashing of terror charges against Chitrali youth

CHITRAL, Jan 30: Hundreds of youth here on Thursday held a protest rally against what they said framing of people in terrorism charge at the behest of the timber mafia for raising voice against deforestation. protestThe participants of the rally gathered at the PIA Chowk where speakers assailed the police for allegedly registering terrorism cases against the youth. They said due to the wrong cases, 15 people were languishing in Chitral and Timargarah jails. The protest was arranged by the Youth Empowerment Forum Chitral. They said that by registering terrorism cases the police at the behest of the timber mafia had put the future of the youth at stake. The protesters demanded that the people arrested on the charges of terrorism should be released without further delay. They said they would raise their voice in all forums against these human rights violations and misuse of power by the police due to which the youth remained behind bars for over one year.—Nazir Hussain]]>

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