Pakistan occupied Kashmir (Pok) activist Amjad Ayub Mirza spoke to Hindustan Times' Senior Editor Aditi Prasad. The PoK activist exposed Pakistan's brutalities in the region. Why PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan residents want to join India? Watch the full video for more.
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Pakistan’s brutality in territories it has occupied has been exposed at the United Nations Human Rights Council. World Sindhi Congress Secretary General, Lakhu Luhano highlighted the issues of enforced disappearances and extra judicially killings of Sindhi people by Pakistan. ‘The Pakistani agencies are using enforced disappearances as a tool to spread terror to ruthlessly silence their voice. Sindhi people have been raising voice through hundreds of rallies, hunger strikes, protests and petitions but sadly judicial system of Pakistan provided no remedy,’ Luhano said. Luhano requested the council to fulfil its responsibility to save Sindhi people from enforced disappearances by Pakistan state agencies. The Pakistan’s brutal strategies were also exposed by PoK activist Mohd Sajjad Raja. He said that Pakistan has taken away all civil, political and constitutional rights of people in PoK. He said that they are treated like traitors in their own homeland and said that Pakistan has been brainwashing youth on both sides of the border. He also called on the UN body to act against Pakistan’s brutalities. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) activist, Mohd Sajjad Raja pleaded the UN to stop Pakistan from treating the people of region like animals at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Mohd Sajjad Raja said, "We the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir plead UN to stop Pakistan from treating us like animals. Azad Kashmir Election Act (2020) has taken away our political, civil and Constitutional rights. We're treated as traitors in our own home. By declaring our political activities illegal, this act gives the Pakistani Army a free hand to assassinate our people through targeted killing and enforced disappearances. Pakistan is brainwashing the youth of both sides of the border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan continues to run terror camp from Azad Kashmir."
A massive protest along with a torch rally was held in Muzaffarabad of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Monday night. The protest was against mega dams to be constructed by Chinese companies. It was organised by 'Darya Bachao, Muzaffarabad Bachao' (Save River, Save Muzaffarabad) committee. Protesters chanted slogans like 'Neelum-Jhelum behne do, humein zinda rehne do' (let the Neelum and Jhelum rivers flow, let us live). The rally was attended by Muzaffarabad residents and people from other parts of PoK. People in PoK have continuously been protesting against the construction of dams. Recently, Pakistan and China signed agreements for construction of dams on Neelum-Jhelum River. Pakistan and China are jointly plundering natural resources of PoK and Gilgit Baltistan.
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A massive protest was held against China and Pakistan in Muzaffarabad, PoK against the construction of dams in the area. The raised slogans against the Pakistan and China government and accused them if jointly plundering the wealth of the region. Chinese firms are all set to construct dams in the area which locals fear could affect the flow of the river itself, threatening its very existence. Pakistan and China have recently signed an agreement to construct Azad Pattan and Kohala Hydropower Projects in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on the Neelum-Jhelum river. The protest rally was organised by ‘Darya Bachao, Muzaffarabad Bachao’ group and over a thousand people took part in the protest. What also irks the locals is the high presence of the Chinese in the area. PoK residents believe that China and Pakistan are plundering the natural resources in the area in the wake of the China-Pakistan economic corridor. Resentment against the Pakistan & Chinese government is extremely high in this region that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Massive protests and a torch rally were held in Muzaffarabad city of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on August 24 night to oppose the mega dams to be constructed by Chinese firms on Neelum-Jhelum River. The protesters hailing from ''Darya Bachao, Muzaffarabad Bachao" (Save River, Save Muzaffarabad) Committee'' chanted slogans like "Neelum-Jhelum behne do, humein zinda rehne do" (let the Neelum and Jhelum rivers flow, let us live). The rally was attended by over a thousand people from the city and other parts of PoK. Recently, Pakistan and China signed agreements to construct Azad Pattan and Kohala Hydropower Projects in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. What really irks locals is high Chinese presence in the area, massive construction of dams, and river diversions threatening their very existence. Pakistan and China are jointly plundering the natural resources of PoK and Gilgit Baltistan in the wake of China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The resentment in the occupied territories are high against Pakistan and China.
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM) Europe organised a protest in front of UNHRC headquarters in Geneva to condemn gross human rights violations in Pakistan. The Pashtuns were joined by Sindhis, Baloch and activists from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) who jointly raised a voice against atrocities committed by Pakistan Army and spy agencies, the ISI and Military Intelligence. Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmir, exiled PoK leader, said in his address, "The democratic forces in Pakistan are victims of state run forces, who are committing enforced disappearances, killings of the Pashtuns, Baloch, Sindhis and other persecuted people." "The situation in PoK and Gilgit Baltistan is very grim as people are put behind bars for more than 50 years", said Shaukat. Baseer Naveed, a Sindhi human rights activist, said, "Sindhis have been struggling for the past many decades. With an intention to marginalise Sindhis, people from other parts of Pakistan are being settled in Sindh." "Trend of enforced disappearances started from Sindh and now extended to Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. This is the most heinous crime as law does not allow enforcement agencies to keep a person for over 24 hours", said Naveed. Pashtuns are holding massive protests in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as incidents of enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings are on the rise in the province.
Kangana Ranaut has launched a direct attack on Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray over the demolition of a party of the house by the BMC. In a video posted on Twitter, Kangana said that while the BMC officials had razed her house today, tomorrow the Chief Minster’s pride would be demolished. Kangana added that she now feels the pain of a Kashmiri Pandit and vowed to make a film on Kashmir. A part of Kangana’s house, which the BMC said did not have approval, was demolished by civic body officials this morning as Kangana was travelling from Himachal to Mumbai. The Mumbai High Court has now stayed the demolition and asked the civic body to respond to the actor’s petition. The row had erupted after Kangana Ranaut said that she is more scared of the Mumbai police than the movie mafia goons and compared Mumbai to PoK. Kangana also faced protests at the airport when she landed from Chandigarh today with Sena workers shouting slogans against her demanding that she go to Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on September 08 said the Mumbai Police will investigate the allegations of actor Adhyayan Suman, who in a interview, said that Kangana Ranaut takes drugs and also used to force him to take drugs. The development comes amid the verbal clash between Kangana and Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government over the ongoing probe into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Kangana recently had likened Mumbai with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Earlier in the day, BMC put a notice outside Kangana's office in Mumbai, alleging unlawful construction inside the premises.
A massive torch rally was held in Muzaffarabad city of Pakistan occupied Kashmir on August 12 to oppose the mega dams to be constructed by Chinese firms on Neelum-Jhelum River. Protestors hailing from ''Darya Bachao, Muzaffarabad Bachao Committee'' (Save River, Save Muzaffarabad) chanted slogans like "Neelum-Jhelum behne do, humein zinda rehne do." Recently, Pakistan and China signed agreements to construct Azad Pattan and Kohala Hydropower Projects in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project of 700.7 megawatts of electricity as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was signed on July 6, 2020. The dollar1.54 billion project will be sponsored by the China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC). The Kohala Hydroelectric Power Project which will be built on Jhelum River is roughly 7 km upstream of Azad Pattan Bridge in the Sudhanoti District of PoK and 90 km from Islamabad, the capital city of Pakistan. Project was expected to be completed by the year 2026 will be sponsored by China Three Gorges Corporation, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Silk Road Fund. What really irks locals is high Chinese presence in the area, massive construction of dams, and river diversions threatening their very existence. Political activist Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza told ANI."