Campaign launched for release of journalist Tanveer Ahmed

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MUZAFFARABAD (AJK): The United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) has launched a worldwide campaign in favour of Tanveer Ahmad, an activist and journalist arrested recently by local police.

Tanveer was arrested after his hunger strike and soon after he removed Pakistani flag from Dadyal in AJK on August 14. He is now being shifted to Mirpur Central Jail.

MUZAFFARABAD (AJK): Leaders and activists of United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) demonstrating for the release of journalist Tanveer Ahmed in Muzaffarabad on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

UKPNP activists organized a demonstration in Muzaffarabad and Kotli cities of AJK and shouted slogans against Pakistani agencies and local police. They demanded that Pakistani forces should leave from AJK.

The protesters said that Pakistan has forcefully occupied the territory and exploiting their resources. They accused both Pakistan and China for illegally constructing dams on the rivers and diverting the water which causes severe ecological imbalance.

In a statement UKPNP’s exiled chairman Shaukat Ali Kashmiri strongly condemned the illegal detention of Tanveer Ahmed and demanded that Pakistan must release him immediately.

A large number of political activists and intellectuals in AJK and Gilgit Baltistan are under illegal detention of Pakistani forces and many of them are facing life term for raising voice against Pakistan’s forceful occupation of their territory. (ANI)