Two men and others were seen threatening the Ismaili community, students and travelers from Gilgit-Baltistan in a video released on 25th February. The protestors were demanding the release of Malik Afreen Khan.
Malik Afreen Khan is a Kohistan resident who was arrested upon the orders of a session court in Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan for his involvement in the Hundarap Nullah Case.
According to Gilgit-Baltistan Police, Malik Afreen and others were involved in the Hundarap Nullah Case. Last year, four shepherds were kidnapped from a Hundarap Meadows by armed Kohistani men.
Hundarap Meadows and Hundarap Nullah are located in Hundarap Valley, adjacent to Phandar Valley in Ghizer District, Gilgit-Baltistan.
The protestors threatened they will not let travelers from Gilgit-Baltistan, especially the Ismaili Community, to travel on the Karakoram Highway in the Kohistan region. They demanded the release of Malik Afreen Khan without 24 hours or get ready for consequences.
A crowd had gathered in Dasu Market in Kohistan in a protest against the arrest of Malik Afreen Khan, the central figure behind the abduction of four people from the grazing lands of Hundarap.