April 2016 News

Anti-Pakistan Protest Erupts In PoK, Students Demand Independent Kashmir

14 April 2016
India Today
Shruti Singh

New Delhi: In the midst of unrest, anti-Pakistan protests erupted in various parts of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Wednesday over Islamabad's discrimination in employment to local youth. The protesters raised issues regarding lack of jobs in the PoK and preference being given to Pakistani youth over Kashmiri youth. Anti-Pakistan protest, condemning oppressive rule by Pak in what is called Azad Kashmir by Pakistan (13-04-16) pic.twitter.com-pRMF2wT58s ANI (@ANI_news) April 14, 2016 About 100 individuals owing allegiance to Jammu and Kashmir National Students Federation (JKNSF) along with some members of Jammu and Kashmir National Awami Party (JKNAP) carried out a demonstration rally in Muzaffarabad area of PoK, condemning the oppressive rule by Pakistani authorities and the local PoK government. Anti Pak protests were over employment discrimination of local youth in Islamabad, in Muzaffarabad (PoK) (13-04-16) pic.twitter.com-l7XfdngKcy ANI (@ANI_news) April 14, 2016 The demonstrators raised slogans demanding for an independent Kashmir. They also raised anti-Pakistan slogans resulting in crack-down on the rally by the local police. The protesters carried placards which read 'Kashmir Bachanay Nikley Hain, Aao Hamaray Saath Chalo'. Police resorted to heavy lathicharge on the peaceful demonstrators and roughed them up in a savage manner taking many of them into police custody.