PoK continues to remains tense over rigged election; locals burn Pakistani flag in Neelam Valley
Pakistan occupied Kashmir has been witnessing violence ever since ever since Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won the recently held elections.
New Delhi: Pakistan occupied Kashmir has been witnessing violence ever since ever since Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) won the recently held elections.
Angry over rigged elections in the PoK region, locals burnt Pakistani flag in Neelum Valley area. Reports said that the protesters later faced police action.
Election posters were blackened in Neelam Valley by people agitated over rigged PoK polls.
Besides blackening election posters, the protestors also burnt tyres, blocked traffic and clashed with the police personnel deployed on duty.
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Locals in PoK have been hitting the streets to protest against the rigged July 21 election. Earlier this week, huge protests were witnessed in Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari and Mirpur, after the members of the PML(N) killed a supporter of the Muslim Conference (MC) in Muzaffarabad.
The protesters maintained that they were not allowed to cast their votes, and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency and others rigged the polls in favour of Sharif's PML(N).
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.