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Watch: Anti-China protests in PoK over construction of dams

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Watch: Anti-China protests in PoK over construction of dams

Watch: Anti-China protests in PoK over construction of dams

Massive protests took place in Muzaffarabad city of Pakitan occupied Kashmir.

The protest was over mega-dams construction by Chinese firms. The dams are reportedly to be constructed on Neelum-Jhelum river.

Protesters chanted slogans in support of Jhelum River.

China Gezhouba Group Company will sponsor the $1.54 billion project.

"We don’t have money to for food, how will we afford electricity.

We oppose the plundering of our natural resources.

6000 Chinese military engineers have entered PoK.

Who will pay for them, we don’t know what will happen to us," said PoK Activist, Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza.


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