Now, anti-Pakistan protests in PoK against exploitation of Kashmir’s water resources

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Muzaffarabad (PoK), Jan 05 (ANI): The Awami Action Forum staged a protest demonstration against the Kohala Hydropower project in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. They blocked the Muzaffarabad-Rawalpindi highway and raised slogans against the government. The protesters demanded that the project should not commence without taking the people into confidence. Constructed by China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC), the 1100 MW project is slated to be completed in 2021. Construction of dams and hydropower projects in PoK has raised serious environmental concerns. A large number of indigenous people have also been displaced. People in PoK have been opposing these hydropower projects constructed by the Chinese companies as they are denied all rights, including electricity and jobs.

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