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PoK witnesses protests over demand to release 14 local men amid visit by Army Chief Bajwa Army Chief

PoK witnesses protests over demand to release 14 local men amid visit by Army Chief Bajwa

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Oct 2020, 08:17 pm

Hunza: Hunza region of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) recently witnessed demonstration as protesters demanded  the release of 14 local men, including political leader Baba Jan, who were jailed in 2011 for 'inciting' people against the government, media reports said.

The protests come at the time when Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa is visiting PoK. Bajwa has inaugurated state-of-the-art Software Technology Park, an initiative of the Special Communication Organisation (SCO), in Gilgit on Tuesday, reports ANI.

A group named Aseeran-i-Hunza Rihaee Committee demonstrated in the region.

About 500 male and female political activists from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistani Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N), religious and local organisations, and family members of the prisoners gathered at College Chowk in Aliabad Hunza, blocking the Karakoram Highway, reported ANI.

The demonstrators shouted slogans like 'Free 14 sons of Hunza'.