Anti-Pak protests erupt in PoK

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kotli [Pakistan Occupied Kashmir], April 24 (ANI): Violent protests erupted across Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) Kotli region against the Pakistan army and the government's forcefull grab of their lands. Scores of people hit the streets, raising anti-Pakistan slogans for taking away lands previously used for conducting namaz. Locals alleged that the Kotli administration is a puppet in the hands of Pakistan Army and had helped them to grab the lands. "The Pakistan Army has been torturing us. I want to point out that the local administration and police, all are helping the Pakistan Army in this," said a protester. In recent times, PoK has been witnessing a series of protests against the Nawaz Sharif government for ongoing atrocities and human rights violations. During the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, India's Permanent Representative, Ajit Kumar, highlighted human rights violations in POK. Kumar told ANI he reiterated India's stand on PoK being an integral part of India. (ANI)