Kashmiris hold anti-Pak protests against enforced disappearances in PoK
ANI | Updated: Nov 13, 2017 09:01 IST
Rawalpindi/Muzaffarabad [PoK], November 13 (ANI): The United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) held a series of demonstrations and convention against the kidnapping of political activists from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
People held banners that said: "Stop abductions and enforced disappearances in so-called Azad Kashmir," and carried out a rally in Rawalpindi. They shouted slogans for freedom from Pakistan and also asked China to leave their occupied territory.
People chanted anti-Pakistan slogans and demanded an end to forceful occupation of the PoK and Gilgit Baltistan. They also called for an immediate withdrawal of Pakistani forces from their territory as per the United Nations Security Council resolution.
In recent days, several incidents have been reported where the Pakistani security forces kidnapped and tortured the political activists, especially the youth, who raised a voice against the Pakistani occupation and exploitation of their natural resources.
It had been several months that these employees did not receive their salaries.
Blaming Islamabad for its discriminatory policies against them, the protestors, who were working in health, education and other government sectors in PoK, demanded for regular jobs.
The Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, also known as 'Azad Kashmir', has a Prime Minister and a President, but is ruled from Islamabad. The Prime Minister of Pakistan is the chairman and chief executive of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council that manages all affairs related to the PoK. (ANI)