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Several injured during protest against Pak’s new law for Gilgit-Baltistan

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Several people have been injured in clashes between police and protesters during a demonstration against the so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order in POK.

According to the media reports, police fired tear gas shells and resorted to aerial firing in Gilgit yesterday to stop protesters approaching towards Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly for a scheduled sit-in against the newly introduced order.

Politicians, cutting across party lines, held protest rallies across Gilgit-Baltistan demanding constitutional rights for the region. Civil rights groups in Pakistan have also criticised the order.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has seized more authority from the local council to deal with the affairs of the disputed region through the Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018 which was passed on May 21.

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