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JAAC calls off AJK strike, protests

14 May, 2024 12:53

The Joint Action Committee formed for the demands of the protestors in Azad Kashmir announced the end of the strike and protest.

The government accepted all the demands of the protesters and a formal declaration was also issued by the government of Azad Kashmir.

After the Joint Action Committee announced the end of the strike and protest, the transport has partially resumed in Azad Kashmir today on the 5th day. The process of returning the long march participants from different districts to their respective areas has started.

Mourning Day is being observed today due to the death of three people during the protest movement by the Joint Action Committee. All the private and public educational institutions in the city are closed.

Spokesman of Joint Action Committee says that business centers, markets and shops will remain closed till 3 pm today. In different districts of Azad Kashmir, internet service is either suspended or affected.

The funeral prayers of two citizens who were martyred during the demonstration will be offered today in Muzaffarabad and the funeral prayers of one in Shonalta.

Shaukat Nawaz Mir, leader of Awami Action Committee while talking to a local TV, said that their movement continued for a year and for the first time people from all over Azad Kashmir gathered on one platform. Our movement had three basic demands, including cheap flour, cheap electricity and privileges of the elite should be abolished.

Shaukat Nawaz said that he thanks Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for accepting the demands. The information about the success of the negotiations could not reach the protesters due to the shutdown of the internet service, he added.

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