PoK burns, as protests breakout against rigged elections; Nawaz Sharif’s party and ISI blamed

By: | Published: July 27, 2016 11:13 AM

Violence has erupted in many districts of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, as local people came out in the streets and started widespread protests against July 21 elections, alleging that they have been rigged.

pok protests, pak occupied kashmir, kashmir violence, pok elections, nawaz sharif, pok rigged electionsCities like Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Chinari and Kotli were embroiled in heavy violence in the past two days. A Muslim Conference (MC) supporter was earlier killed by PML(N) members at Muzaffarabad, which triggered the protests. (ANI)

Violence has erupted in many districts of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, as local people came out in the streets and started widespread protests against July 21 elections, alleging that they have been rigged. Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 32 out of 41 seats, in that election. PoK Assembly hall and other government buildings are also where the protesters have been demonstrating. According to the protesters they were barred from casting their votes. They also claimed that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from Pakistan were the one responsible for the elecions being rigged.

Cities like Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Chinari and Kotli were embroiled in heavy violence in the past two days. A Muslim Conference (MC) supporter was earlier killed by PML(N) members at Muzaffarabad, which triggered the protests.

The traffic has been blocked while tyres were burned on the roads by protesters. There have been clashes with the police. The administration for PoK clamped down the press, and operations of major newspapers have been stopped.

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