PoK Gilgit expats protest in London against terror camps, Pakistan aided cross-border terrorism

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

London [United Kingdom], Oct.12 (ANI): The diaspora community from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, including Gilgit and Baltistan, staged protests outside the Pakistan High Commission in London this past Sunday and demanded that terror camps operating in PoK and Gilgit must shut down. The demonstration was organised to attract the world's attention to issues concerning Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The main focus of the protest was to highlight the presence of terrorist camps of the banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the Hizbul Mujahideen in the region. The demonstrators demanded a dismantling of the terror infrastructure in the region. They also urged the Pakistan Army to leave PoK and Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan was also urged to stop cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, restore democracy in PoK and release political prisoners like Baba Jaan. The protesters demanded a free and independent investigation into the murder of former All Party National Alliance Chief Arif Shahid and called for the suspension of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which they claimed will adversely affect the region's environment and only create jobs for Pakistanis and Chinese. They said that the CPEC should be suspended until a consensus is built. The PoK and Gilgit Baltistan diaspora resolved to carry on with their protests until world reacts appropriately and urgently to end the atrocities going on in the region. (ANI)