Protest rally at Khaigala city
Protest rally at Khaigala city

Protesting PoK activists demand justice for Arif Shahid

ANI | Updated: May 14, 2018 04:55 IST

Rawalakot [Pakistan-occupied Kashmir], May 14 (ANI): A massive protest rally was held against Pakistan and its secret services agencies on Sunday at Khaigala city (near Rawalakot) of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to mark the fifth death anniversary of Sardar Arif Shahid.
Khaigala is the hometown of Arif Shahid, chairman of the All Parties National Alliance (APNA), who was killed on May 14, 2013, at his residence in Rawalpindi by some unidentified gunmen.
Demonstrations and events were held across PoK and parts of Europe on the same day.
In Rawalakot city, a large number of people gathered to pay obedience to Kashmiri leader who was allegedly killed by Pakistan's Inter-services Intelligence (ISI). Shahid was critical of Pakistan for its illegal occupation of the territory and other human rights abuses.
In Bagh, PoK, activists of United Kashmir People's National Party held a protest to demand the arrest of Arif Shahid's killers. They also raised slogans against Pakistan for illegally occupying their territory.
The Jammu Kashmir National Independence Alliance (JKNIA) also organised a protest outside Pakistani consulate in Bradford and raised slogans against Pakistan for denying justice to Arif Shahid.
They shouted slogans such as 'Who killed Arif Shahid? ISI... ISI...' and 'Pakistani forces... out... out...'
In London, the Jammu Kashmir National Awami Party (JKNAP) organised a protest outside Pakistan High Commission to demand immediate arrest of killers of Arif Shahid. (ANI)