Stone pelting, police fired tear gas during complete strike against police action in PoK capital

Islamabad. Business establishments did not open and normal life was affected during the strike organized in protest against police action in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). During this period, clashes were also seen between security forces and protesters. After the protesters started pelting stones, the police fired tear gas shells. This information was given in a local media news on Saturday.

According to the news of ‘Dawn’ newspaper, on the call of ‘Jammu-Kashmir Joint Awami Action Committee’ (JKJAAC), the protesters during the strike related to work closure and chakka jam in Muzaffarabad of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) on Friday. After stone pelting, the police fired tear gas shells, which also affected people living in houses and mosques. Protests took place in Samhani, Sehansa, Mirpur, Rawalkot, Khuiratta, Tattapani, Hattian Bala of PoK.

JKJAC had called for the bandh on Friday after several of its leaders and workers were arrested by the police in overnight raids in different parts of Muzaffarabad and Mirpur divisions. JKJAAC had last month announced that people from across the state would march towards Muzaffarabad on May 11. Public Action Committee is a leading rights movement protesting ‘unjust’ taxes imposed on electricity bills. A similar strike was organized in August last year also.

Disclaimer: CricketInFocus has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.

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