Why does the sit-in near the Line of Control continue in Pakistan-administered Kashmir?
Protests continue for the third consecutive day on the line of control of a pro-Kashmir line of control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir at the Line of Control.
Prior to this sit-in, workers of a faction of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) from different parts of Pakistan-administered Kashmir launched a ‘freedom march’ on the LoC crossing.
According to protesters, they were protesting against the ongoing lockdown and line-of-control shelling in Indian-administered Kashmir.
According to journalist MA Zeeb, the demonstrators of this ‘Freedom March’ marched from Kotli, Sadhnoti, Bhimber, Mirpur, Rawlakot and Bagh to Tetra Knot, but according to the participants, the police took the place of Saraswat, Kotli and Durand Hajira. But protesters stopped.
About 20 people were reported injured in clashes between police and demonstrators, while four ambulances were also damaged, according to authorities.
When contacted, the relevant authorities told the BBC that protesters were prevented from proceeding at the LoC due to security concerns, but no peaceful protest was prevented.
A total of 38 JKLF supporters have been arrested, according to police station Hajira Fusser.
On the other hand, Deputy Commissioner of Khoi Ratta police station on the other hand said that there was shelling on this day from India but there was no protest inside.
“In our area, six dates were demonstrated. There was no problem of police and civilians,” Deputy Maher Tahir told the BBC’s Hamira Kabul. The boys had fired the LoC Cross from India. The three youths were injured but the youth had crossed the Line of Control just before the procession and hoisted the flag there. ‘
However, JKLF leaders have alleged that the police also carried out baton charges and tear gas shelling to prevent protesters from moving forward, injuring several workers.
According to witnesses, witnesses said that there were clashes between the protesters and the police during the protest.
Saghir, who is leading the march, who is a lawyer by profession, said at the beginning of the march that it would be a peaceful march.
In a video message, he said, “The participation of thousands of people from Pakistan-administered Kashmir in the March of Independence and Peace is a referendum that we are not with India or Pakistan but a free, independent, prosperous and free from exploitation.” The state wants to establish Jammu and Kashmir.
He said he would not misuse it despite bringing a crowd of thousands.
According to him, this was the first phase of his march which has been completed and in the second phase, the two forces on the Line of Control will express solidarity with those affected by the shelling.
He said that the sit-in stay at the Territory Note is indefinitely, which will be terminated at a reasonable time. He demanded the government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir to release his arrested colleagues immediately.
What is the significance of a Territory note?
Located an hour and a half from Rawlakot, the historical town of Poonch, in the Indian-administered Kashmir district, is just ten kilometers across the Tetra Notting Crossing Point.
After the agreement between the governments of Pakistan and India, Kashmiris started to come to these crossing points in 2005 and in 2008 the trade route was opened. There are a total of three crossing points on the LoC: Butterfly note, Chakothi and Challah terminals.
Of these, the third note is the only place where the pulse of the authorities is still going on, that is, the communication between the two sides remains intact.
According to travel and trade authority officials, the butterfly crossing point was open four times a week for trade and once opened for travelers only on Monday.