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Kashmiri activists voice concern over proposed amendments in Interim Constitution of PoK

Kashmiri activists voice concern over proposed amendments in Interim Constitution of PoK

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 20 Jun 2020, 04:25 pm

Islamabad: Several Kashmiri political activists have voiced their concerns over the proposed amendments in the Interim Constitution of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by the Pakistani establishment.

While opposing the proposed 14th Amendment Bill in the Interim Constitution of PoK, the activists have raised concern that the 'unjust' law will give all authorities to directly-appointed officers from Pakistan, instead of the elected representatives in the illegally-occupied region, reports ANI.

The provisions include laws restricting any person to participate in political activity which does not believe accession with Pakistan, reports the news agency.

Activists even described the move as a violation of the rights.

Speaking to ANI, exiled PoK leader and Chairman of United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP), Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri said, "Pakistan has always imposed such laws through its facilitators on the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which compromise their basic political and fundamental rights."

Another activist Amjad Ayub Mirza said the proposed amendment needs to be stopped.

He tweeted: "At all costs we have to stop 14th Amendment Bill pass through Azad Jammu Kashmir assembly. #pakistanexposed #Pakistanioccupiedjammukashmir #India."