Muzaffarabad [PoK], February 12 (ANI): The United Kashmir People's National Party organised a rally against the government in Muzaffarabad against injustices and poor living conditions.
The protesters demanding free electricity, subsidies on flour, wheat, and essential food items, and ownership of natural resources.
"Whenever we protest against the injustice, we are called foreign-funded agents. The rulers are enjoying facilities from our taxes and they are making allegations against us only. I want to say to rulers that if they cannot give us the basic rights, then they have no rights to indulge in debauchery" a demonstrator at the rally said.
Earlier, the UKPNP had rejected the Kashmir Solidarity Day while holding discussions on People's Rights Day. The party extended its full support to Awami Action Committee which has been raising its voice in Gilgit-Baltistan against injustice.
UKPNP also held a seminar on February 11 in Torino which was titled "Strategic Perspectives: Current Situation & Realities and Future Prospects. Aspirations & Solutions in Pakistani occupied territories of Jammu Kashmir."
In the seminar, the party discussed the terrorist infrastructure of the PoK while demanding their dismantling. In the seminar, the participants attacked the tactics and strategies of Pakistan.
Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, the founder of the UKPNP said, "Without peace, you cannot educate your children. Without peace you cannot give honour to your people. If you will glorify the acts of gunmen, then they will rule the region, they will become the decision maker."
Earlier on Saturday, a massive protest erupted in Muzaffarabad city where people protested against miserable living conditions in the region.
A noted political activist, Toqeer Gilani, accused Pakistan of "betraying" the people of PoK compelling them to live a "miserable life."
A video went viral on several social media platforms, showing people from the PoK region coming raising with concerns that have remained unfulfilled for long.
In the viral video, Gilani can be seen addressing the people.
"The leaders of Pakistan today have become ignorant; they have stopped listening to our demands and are making us beg for our rights. For over 70 years, the leaders of POK have not been able to feed our people. They are not able to give us a bag of flour," he said.