Huge setback for Nawaz Sharif: PoK residents raise azadi slogans, slam Pakistani media – Watch video
Alarm bells ringing for Nawaz Sharif. Locals in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are out on the streets to protest against the rigged July 21 election and Pakistan occupation in the region.
New Delhi: Alarm bells ringing for Nawaz Sharif. Locals in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are out on the streets to protest against the rigged July 21 election and Pakistan occupation in the region.
The agitating people slammed the Pakistani establishment and shouted azadi slogans.
The protesters raised their voices against Paksitan-sponsored terrorism, goondaism. The oppressed people were also seen raised slogans against Pakistani media.
PoK has been on the boil ever since Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won 32 out of 41 seats in July 21 election.
Locals allege that elections in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have always been fixed in favour of the federal ruling party.
The disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir was split between India and Pakistan in 1948, after they fought a brief war over it. It remains at the heart of animosity between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
Last year reports had emerged that residents of PoK were openly advocating to be a part of India. They were said to be impressed with PM Narendra Modi's style of governance.
Chairman of the Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, Moulana Syed Athar Hussain Dehlavi, who had toured PoK had said that people residing in the region want to be a part of India.
According to Dehlavi, the people of the region are distressed with growing extremism in Pakistan and want to lead a peaceful life. Given the opportunity, they would want a referendum so that they can vote to join back India.
WATCH: Locals raise 'Azaadi' slogans, protest against Pakistan occupation and rigged elections in Muzaffarabad(PoK)https://t.co/ZX9PAlST5f
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