10 arrested in Gilgit on violating Section 144
GILGIT: Police have arrested ten persons over violating Section 144 in Gilgit as the situation in the city is still tense following the clashes between two student groups on Wednesday. The government has imposed Section 144 for indefinite period and ban on motorcycle riding, Geo News reported Thursday. On Wednesday, two student groups of Karakoram International University clashed with each other. When the situation deteriorated, the police was called in to control the situation during which two persons including a policeman were killed and six others were injured.
The government of Gilgit–Baltistan has imposed Section 144 for indefinite period prohibiting the gathering of five people at a place, display of weapons and use of loudspeakers. Motorcycle riding in the province has also been banned from today while the authorities have warned of strict action against violation. On the other hand, the Karakoram International University will be closed till Monday.