On Tuesday, 3 April 2012, at least six passenger buses were stopped by Al Qaeda affiliated Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ also known as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan) militants in Bonar Das area in Chilas (Gilgit Baltistan), passengers were segregated by checking their identity documents or/and examining at their backs (to see self-flagellation marks on Shia Muslims), those found or believed to be Shia Muslims were brutally killed and many other Shias were kidnapped.
The 3 April 2012 massacre in Chilas was the sequel of the February 2012 massacre when ASWJ-SSP militants stopped buses and vans travelling to Gilgit on the Karakoram Highway in Kohistan, verified the identity of the passengers before killing 16 members of the Shia community.
In a similar incident in September 2011, at least 29 Shia Muslims, mostly of Hazara ethnicity, were killed in Mastung area of Balochistan after the ASWJ-SSP militants attacked their bus and killed all Shia passengers after verifying their sectarian identity.
In the aftermath of the Chilas massacre in April 2012, Pakistani state (both Pakistan army and government) made an all out effort to block information from Gilgit Baltistan to the rest of Pakistan and international community.
Upon advice by Pakistan army (ISI in particular), Pakistan government instructed the print and electronic media to refrain from using words such as “Shia killing” or “Shia genocide” and instead use a false neutral term “sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias”. The aim was to cover up the Shia genocide taking place at the hands of Jihadi-sectarian militants (ASWJ, SSP) who are allied with the Taliban & Al Qaeda and who are known to enjoy support by Pakistan army and ISI-influenced judiciary.
Given that Pakistani media complied with the government/army’s instructions to refrain from reporting the full scale and extent of Shia genocide, there was very little published information on what actually happened in Chilas.
Some eyewitness accounts made way in Pakistan’s social media including Pakistan’s leading blog “LUBP” (Let Us Building Pakistan):
Now, social media activists in Pakistan have been able to secure an exclusive video of the Shia massacre in Chilas, which is being published by Pakistan Blogzine. This video is currently in circulation at various Shia and human rights groups.
Watch Gilgit Baltistan(Chilas) Shiakilling Exclusive Video (HD)
سانحہ چلاس – اہم ترین ویڈیو
Pictures of some of the Shias killed in Chilas on 3 April 2012
They were first brutally tortured, then killed with stones. Acid was thrown on some of the slain Shias to burn them alive. ISI trained and prepared Jihadi-Doebandis for proxy war in Kashmir and Afghansitan, they are using ISI’s training to brutally kill Shia Muslims in Pakistan.