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Watch: PoK residents protest against construction of dams by Pakistan & China
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 09:34 AM IST
A massive protest was held against China and Pakistan in Muzaffarabad, PoK against the construction of dams in the area. The raised slogans against the Pakistan and China government and accused them if jointly plundering the wealth of the region. Chinese firms are all set to construct dams in the area which locals fear could affect the flow of the river itself, threatening its very existence. Pakistan and China have recently signed an agreement to construct Azad Pattan and Kohala Hydropower Projects in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on the Neelum-Jhelum river. The protest rally was organised by 'Darya Bachao, Muzaffarabad Bachao' group and over a thousand people took part in the protest. What also irks the locals is the high presence of the Chinese in the area. PoK residents believe that China and Pakistan are plundering the natural resources in the area in the wake of the China-Pakistan economic corridor. Resentment against the Pakistan & Chinese government is extremely high in this region that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.