Braving Pakistan police’s brute force to silence the Black Day protests on October 22 in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Bhimber, Kotli, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and other parts of the region.
In a bid to muzzle the widespread protests, Pakistan even gagged the Press. However, the shocking video of police oppression in PoK has been accessed by ANI.
ANI reports that a number of aggrieved and angry members of the Jammu and Kashmir National Students Federation even attempted to cross over into the Indian Territory.
The reports says that Pakistani police arrested people en masse, charged them with batons and unleashed tear gas shells on peaceful protesters.
People observe Black Day on October 22 in PoK as on this day in 1947, Pakistan had violated all international norms and sent ‘tribals’ to invade Kashmir. Residents of the region use Black Day protests to highlight their miseries and oppression they face under Pakistan’s occupation.
— ANI (@ANI_news) October 27, 2016
“Pakistan talks about Srinagar and Delhi, but look what they have done here. There is no pond of milk and honey here in Pok,” ANI quoted a senior leader of the National Student Federation in Muzaffarabad.
Venting anger against Islamabad, he further said, “We don’t believe in this kind of Azadi; Pakistan failed to resolve its own issues and it should first deal with terrorists, which it gave birth to. Look at Nawaz Sharif (Prime Minister) wherever he goes in the world, Raheel Sharif (Army Chief) follows him.”
(With ANI inputs)