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Protesters raise anti-Pakistan slogans in PoK’s Gilgit-Baltistan

Around 500 youth have been imprisoned for asking the Pakistan Army to leave Gilgit's soil
Gilgit Baltistan

Protesting against atrocities by Pakistan Army, thousands of Gilgit-Baltistan residents on Saturday took to the streets raising anti-Pakistan slogan in the area, which is a part of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Around 500 youth have been imprisoned for asking the Pakistan Army to leave Gilgit’s soil, ANI reported.

Irate protesters came out in Gilgit town, Astore, Diamer and Hunza of the Gilgit-Baltistan region, which is the only Shia-dominated area in Sunni-dominated Pakistan and they raised “anti-Pakistan” slogans there seeking the release of the arrested youths.

The arrests in Gilgit were made as the people were protesting against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which they said would only benefit China and Pakistan’s Punjabi traders.

The youth of Gilgit are not being involved in any manner with the CPEC and those who are protesting are being harshly dealt with, said the protesters.
One of the Gilgit’s top political activists, Baba Jan, was also among the 500 arrested.
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