Setback for Nawaz Sharif, PoK locals protest against Pakistani establishment, demand dismantling of terror campsOctober 6, 2016
In a huge setback for Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan occupied Kashmir(PoK) locals are hitting the streets, to protest against the Pakistan-backed terror camps thriving in the disputed area.
The people of PoK have claimed that the restive area is being used to shelter terrorists.
Speaking in one voice against the Pakistani establishment, the locals residing in PoK’s Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari, Mirpur, Gilgit, Diamer and Neelum Valley said there life has been made hell by the terror training camps.
Local people have hit the streets against of PoK protesting against the terror camps which they confirmed are thriving in the disputed area.
Recently, a Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report exposed police brutality in PoK’s Gilgit-Baltistan area.
Locals in PoK have been regularly hitting the streets to protest against the rigged July 21 election, which saw Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) winning 32 out of 41 seats.
The protesters maintained that they were not allowed to cast their votes, and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and others rigged the polls in favour of Sharif’s PML(N).
The PoK people are fed up with the atrocities committed against them by the Pakistani establishment for decades. The region has always been neglected by Islamabad and used for nurturing terror camps.
Exposing Pakistan, a local leader in PoK’s Muzaffarabad area said, the banned organisations and the terror camps are provided food and ration in the restive region.
The disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir was split between India and Pakistan in 1948, after they fought a brief war over it. It remains at the heart of animosity between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Interestingly, PM Narendra Modi’s style of governance has raised alarm bells for Pakistan as the residents of PoK are now openly advocating to be a part of India.