Rawalakot, August 3, 2023 – Thousands of people took to the streets in Azad Kashmir on Saturday to protest against the recent price hikes of flour and electricity, Kashmir Issue, as well as other issues.
The protests were held in several cities across the region, including Mirpur, Rawalakot, Muzaffarabad, Kotli, and Dadyal.
In Rawalakot, the protest was called by the traders’ association in response to the government’s decision to increase the price of flour by Rs. 5 per kilogram and the arbitrary tax on electricity bills.
The protesters gathered in Rawalakot and blocked all major roads leading to the city. They also chanted slogans demanding that the government make flour and electricity cheaper, as well as release political prisoners and grant Azad Kashmir independence.
The Bar Council of Poonch also supported the protest and no lawyers appeared in the courts on Saturday.
The protest was largely peaceful, but there were some minor clashes between the protesters and the police.
The protesters have vowed to continue their protest until the government meets their demands.
The protesters are demanding that the government address the rising cost of living, as well as other issues such as corruption and poor governance.
The protests in Azad Kashmir are also part of the Kashmir issue:
The people of Azad Kashmir have long been demanding that the government of Azad Kashmir take a more proactive role in the Kashmir issue. They are also demanding the release of Yasin Malik, a Kashmiri leader who has been imprisoned by the Indian government.
The government need to address the concerns of the protesters if it wants to maintain peace and stability in the region.