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PoK residents demand basic rights in region-wide protests Pakistan
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PoK residents demand basic rights in region-wide protests

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Oct 2023, 05:40 pm

A large section of  Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) residents recently demonstrated against a range of issues they have been grappling with for an extended period.

The protesters, including women, lawyers, and activists, expressed their frustration over government discrimination and oppressive policies. The region has witnessed numerous protests in recent months, with grievances ranging from wheat flour shortages to exorbitant electricity prices, reported ANI.

Faisal Jameel, Leader of Awami Action Committee told the news agency, “Initially the protests started in Poonch when people held a sit-in (against the administration) for around four months owing to high prices of wheat flour and after that suddenly the overbilling of electricity started. It further resented the general public leading to massive protests in Muzaffarabad and in the whole of PoK”.

He added, “Awami Action Committee actively participated in the movement and the protests happening today are the outcome of that movement. This movement will continue (against the administration) until our demands are met”.

Working women were also seen participating in the protest.

Female lawyers gathered outside the Central Press Club in Muzaffarabad to denounce the injustices faced by POK residents, reported ANI.

According to reports, the government has initiated a crackdown, conducting house searches and filing FIRs against those demanding their rights in response to the protest.

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