Massive protests broke out in Gilgit-Baltistan area in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) against the atrocities by Pakistan Army and government. The protestors have demanded the release of political prisoners and have alleged that the state machinery has been violating human rights of the local population.
Raising slogans of – Ye jo dehshatgardi hain, uske peechhe vardi hain (Administration/ uniform is behind the violation) – thousands of protestors have taken to streets for the past four days. Visuals showed political leaders, men, women and people from across strata taking to streets against the suppression by Pakistan government.
India snubs Pakistan at UN platforms
The protests may be viewed against Pakistan government’s newfound attempts to project itself as the defender of human rights at global platforms such as the United Nations. Islamabad has vehemently attacked New Delhi alleging human rights violations in Kashmir.