Anti-Imran Khan Protesters Take To The Streets In PoK

The protests saw a massive audience gather on the streets against the Pakistan government to demand the release of the local political prisoners of Hunza in Pakistan occupied Kashmir

Raghav N

October 9, 2020

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Scores of protesters took to the streets in Pakistan occupied Kashmir’s (PoK) Gilgit-Baltistan region, to demand the release of its political prisoners and activists. Thousands of people, including women rallied in Aliabad in the Hunza district, shouting slogans against the Pakistan government and asking the Imran Khan administration to stop atrocities on the ethnic minorities of these provinces.

The demonstrators specifically asked for the release of 14 political activists from Hunza, who have been captured and jailed by the nation’s army on charges such as terrorism and sedation.

There has been a lot of unrest in PoK as the population demands their separation from Pakistan due to horrible and animal-like treatment by the federal rule. Recently, at the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHCR) convention, PoK prominent activist Sajjad Raja had asked for the intervention of the international peace body to stop the Asian republic’s politicians in power from torturing the inhabitants of the disputed terrain.

This divisive part of Kashmir witnesses political agitations rather often. Not too long ago, there were large-scale marches across Gilgit-Baltistan as the locals protested the Pakistani and Chinese joint project under the Belt and Road Initiative to build two dams in the area, apart of many other ongoing road constructions.

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