No human rights in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, says Union Minister Rijiju

In the wake of protests in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that there is no human rights in that region.

PTI April 14, 2016 18:51:59 IST
No human rights in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, says Union Minister Rijiju

New Delhi: In the wake of protests in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that there is no human rights in that region and this had become amply clear on many occasions in the past.

"There is no human rights in PoK. This had been amply exposed many times earlier also," Rijiju, Minister of State for Home, told reporters on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi.

Protesters owing allegiance to Jammu and Kashmir National Students Federation (JKNSF), along with some members of Jammu and Kashmir National Awami Party (JKNAP), reportedly carried out a demonstration rally in Muzaffarabad area of PoK, condemning the "oppressive rule" by Pakistani authorities and the PoK government.

The protesters raised the issue of job vacancies, which are rare in the area, only being given to Pakistani youth, marginalising Kashmiri youth of the area.

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