Locals in Gilgit took to streets protesting against growing Chinese presence in Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, reported news agency ANI. People got together and took out a march raising slogans portraying an elevation in resentment over the situation.
Recently, protests were witnessed in Pakistan occupied Kashmir as locals in Neelum valley came out against rigged elections that took place on July 21. The protesters burnt Pakistani flag and clashed with the police.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s party PML-N had won 31 out of 41 seats in the elections. Last year in July, India has taken strong objection to Pakistan’s plan of holding elections in the Gilgit-Baltistan region alleging that it was an attempt to “camouflage its illegal occupation of the area.”
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