Anti-Pak protests erupt in PoK, cops crack down

14 April 2016

Anti-Pakistan protests have erupted in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, especially in the capital Muzaffarabad, over alleged discrimination against youths from PoK seeking employment in Pakistan.

The protesters also raised their voice against oppressive rule by Pakistan in PoK.

Though details were scanty, pictures showed police roughing up people during the protests.

In the midst of the unrest, anti-Pakistan protests erupted in various parts of 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 Pakistanis over Kashmiri youth.

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, condemning the oppressive rule by Pakistani authorities and the local PoK government.

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" (join us to save Kashmir).

Police resorted to heavy lathicharge on the peaceful demonstrators and roughed them up in a savage manner taking many of them into custody, reports said.

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