Muzaffarabad, Jammu and Kashmir, September 13,
citizens in Pakistan controlled Kashmir warned on Tuesday to march towards
Pakistani Capital city Islamabad, if authorities fail to evacuate militants from
the areas at Indo-Pak defect border of Kashmir, reports Press For Peace(PFP) ,
a civil society organization working for peace in the region.
cannot stop us to march to Islamabad if Jihadi trouble makers are not pushed away
from our homeland,”
number of protestors, majority of them school and college goers, marched in
Athmuqam town against alleged presence of militants, who, according to organizers of march, ‘are great threat for peace
in their areas and they want to
destabilize the prevailing ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan at
line of Control(LoC).”
chanted slogans in favor of peace and carried play cards inscribed slogans as:
‘We want books and pens, not guns’, and ‘we want peace’.
the protestors different civil society activists alleged that officials were
intimidating locals after recent anti- radical’s protests organized by local women.
actions against militants, officials and authorities are harassing civilian
population for voicing against the radicals”.
called upon India and Pakistan to continue ceasefire agreement along the Line
are engage in business in the name of Jihad, but we would not allow them to use
our land for their businesses,” they added.
protestors said that Pakistani authorities must take action against the banned Jihad
organizations which ‘are freely operational in border areas of Kashmir.’
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