Unrest Erupts In Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Thu 09 May 2024, 10:25:02
External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has said that every political party in the country is committed to ensure that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), which is a part of India, returns to India. 

Interacting with the students at the Gargi College in New Delhi, Jaishankar said, the PoK issue has come to the front of people’s thinking after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. 

The minister said that people assumed Article 370 could not be changed as the politics of the day had driven it deeply into the public consciousness.,The minister further highlighted that there is a parliament resolution for PoK and every political party of this country is committed to ensure PoK, which is a part of India, returns to India. 

Meanwhile, in the wake of the deteriorating economic situation, tensions are rising in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) as the Pakistani administration has been deploying troops from Punjab Province to suppress the upcoming protest

in the region on Saturday this week. 

However, the United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) and the Joint Awami Action Committee (JAAC) have issued serious warnings to the administration against the use of any brutal force against peaceful protestors. 

Both parties have released warnings that they will organize international protests and demonstrations if the administration uses any force against the protestors who are raising their legitimate demands. 

According to a joint statement issued by the UKPNP and JAAC, the demonstrators are protesting unjustified taxation, high electricity bills, uncontrolled inflation and severe shortages of essentials like flour. 

Additionally, the people also demand ownership of local land and water resources and royalties to locals over the hydroelectric power produced in dams located in PoJK and Pakistan-occupied Gilgit Baltistan.

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