FRI 30 Jul, 2021
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Massive protests and violence erupted in PoK)

Massive protests and violence erupted in Pakistan-occupied Jammu Kashmir (PoJK) over the Chinese move to build a 33-kilometre road on Friday.

Talking to the media, Amjad Ayub Mirza, an exiled activist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) informed that China is building a 33-kilometre road from Yarkand to PoJK to move its artillery and military personnel in the region.

Amjad Ayub Mirza, an exiled activist from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) informed that China is building a 33-kilometre road from Yarkand to PoJK to move its artillery and military personnel in the region

"This is the second time in the month when we are witnessing a general strike. This time the strike in PoJK is widespread, last time the strike was limited to the Poonch division but now it has gone out of control. The whole of PoJK was under general strike on January 13th and the focal point became Azad Pattan Bridge, which is the entry point between Pakistan and PoJK, that was blocked. Police opened fire, tear gas and lathi-charged and there were clashes after which police had to retreat back to Pakistan," said Mirza.

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