BY OUR CORRESPONDENT
SKARDU: People from different parts of Baltistan on Thursday held a protest rally in Skardu demanding renaming of the proposed Bunji Dam.
The Bunji Dam is built in areas that also include a considerable portion of Baltistan region’s Rondu belt, forcing people to be displaced when it is built, said the protestors in Skardu.
Therefore the Dam should also have a second name of Rondu with Bunji to ensure the people of Rondu aren’t deprived of their rights associated with Dam, they demanded.
The protestors said that the Dam if constructed will submerge nearly 50 kilometers in Rondu, threatening to displace more than 28,000 people.
“We will let the construction of Dam complete if our just demands aren’t met,” said the speakers in the ralley.