Almost a decade after the incarceration of social activist Baba Jan, another campaign is making rounds of social media. A similar campaign was started a few months after the Anti Terrorism Court sent Baba Jan and others following demonstrations in Hunza that were sparked after police shot internally displaced father and son during a protest for compensations.
A Twitter hashtag #FreeBabaJan is already active while campaign on Change.org titled “Free Baba Jan – The longest serving political prisoner in Gilgit Baltistan” has received over 600 signatures in under 48 hours. The petition started by Twitter user Haider Ali is directed at the Government of Pakistan, The United Nations, the people of Gilgit-Baltistan, the people of Pakistan and Internationalists. A target of 1000 signatures is currently set for the campaign.
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