Protests banned in Pak-occupied Gilgit-Baltistan under the garb of tourism

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People of Gilgit-Baltistan protesting against the Pak regime (Photo: News Intervention)
People of Gilgit-Baltistan protesting against the Pak regime (Photo: News Intervention)

The Home and Prison Department of Pak occupied Gilgit-Baltistan has issued an order banning any form of protest or demonstration for a period of three months.

In an oppressive order, Rana Muhammad Saleem Afzal, the Home Secretary of occupied Gilgit Baltistan, has prohibited protests, sit-ins, demonstrations and even gatherings in the region along the Karakoram Highway and other inter-district roads. The order claims that there is an expected increase in tourist influx, as witnessed last year, and there is a possibility of protests and sit-ins. Therefore, Section 144 (6) has been imposed in the region.

It is worth noting that the exploitative administration of Pakistan has caused unrest among the subjugated masses. As a result, occupied Gilgit-Baltistan has recently witnessed a series of protests. The last border village, Franu, experienced significant protests due to the deteriorating conditions in the region, while Indian border villages are developing at an unprecedented rate. Similarly, another protest demanding freedom was held against lawlessness and human rights abuses in the region.

These ongoing protests and demonstrations have shaken the shackles of tyranny. Hence, the aforementioned order is nothing but another authoritarian attempt to suppress the demands of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan.

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