PNA (People National Alliance) peaceful protest was held on Tuesday, October 22, at the capital of POK Muzafarabad.
The clashes erupted when the police acted to disperse a protest march, organized by People National Alliance (PNA), demanding to quit all foreign forces, end cease-fire line, unification of Gilgit-Baltistan region with the Pakistan-administered Kashmir, also known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Protestors were trying to hold gathering in front of the AJK assembly, but local administration stopped them near the AJK University. Despite permission issued by the administration to move on, protesters were chanting and shouting slogans like Quit all foreign forces, All the powers to popular committees, Release Baba Jan and other prisoners, Down with imperialism, Down with Indian and Pakistan ruling classes the police decided to use tear gas and batons to disperse the protesters. One protester was killed, over 80 injured after the shelling and Lathi-charge by police, and around 150 arrested.
Intermittently the Youth was showing their resistance at different areas in the city till night to push back every state repression and tactics.
Several Journalists injured after police raid at Press club (Muzafarabad)
Several journalists were injured on the same day after police raid at Press Club Muzafarabad in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) during the media briefing by PNA after the state terrorism and police repression on the peaceful protesters in the morning. During the press conference, the police fired tear gas shells and stoned journalists as well as breaking their cameras and recording equipment. Journalists fought back and forced them to run away from there.
International Solidarity Appeal
We appeal to both labour organizations like the International Labor Network for Solidarity and Struggle, CSP-Conlutas and also to the Human Rights organizations to stand in solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their struggle against common enemies who snatched our freedom and exploit us worldwide.
Starting on October 22, 2019 there were actions in solidarity from both POK and internationally. We ask all supporters to keep international solidarity active as “An injury to one is an injury to all”.
Freedom for the Kashmiri People!
Down with Imperialist Occupation!
Down with Exploitation by the Capital!
Forward the Socialist Revolution!