Protests in PoK against China project

The project has run into controversy with locals protesting the acquisition of their land for the project.

Published: 02nd August 2016 03:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2016 03:41 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: India is closely monitoring the situation as the ambitious $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) criss-crossing Gilgit-Baltistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has run into controversy with locals protesting the acquisition of their land for the project.

The inhabitants of Gilgit-Baltistan and PoK have been opposing the 3,000-km-long economic corridor comprising a web of roads, railway lines and pipelines linking western China to southern Pakistan.

Even as the Indian government has not issued an official statement on this, an official said: “We are monitoring the situation closely. Pakistan has been tried to cover its illegal occupation through the farcical polling exercise,  but the ground reality is different.”

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