A day after Karnah residents tried crossover the Line of Control (LoC), the residents of Keran—a divided town at the LoC in Indian administrated Kashmir (IaK)—followed their footsteps seeking help from Pakistan.
Thousands of people from different villages of Keran assembled at Keran market and marched towards Kishanganga river (Neelam river) and attempted eradication of barbed fence at LoC to enter Pakistan administrated Kashmir (PaK). They were protest against National Food Security Act (NFSA)—the food security law recently imposed by Indian government in Kashmir—and to attract the attention of people and media from other side of the divide Kashmir.
Meanwhile, independent legislator Er Rashid expressed his solidarity with the residents and addressed the protestors.
“It is embarrassing that Kashmiris living on the other side of LOC are enjoying all the facilities and it is irony that residents of Keran , Jumagund, Budnumbal, Kamkadi and Machil lack basic facilities,” said Rashid while addressing the demonstration.
“Not only the main road from Milyal to Keran is in shambles, but there is not a single link road in the entire Keran valley. There is no electricity and just one town hospital which have no doctors. There can be nothing shameful than the fact that when people elsewhere are expecting 4G Network but poor inhabitants of Keran can’t even make a telephone call.” Rashid alleged.
Surprisingly neither Pakistan not Pakistan administrated Kashmir’s governments have shown any response about ongoing protest at LoC