Hijab in PoK schools: Step forward to Talibanisation of people

Dr Amjad Ayub Mirza is an author and a human rights activist wrote, The introduction of mandatory hijab in educational institutions across Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) is move towards Talibanisation of the region.
Last year PoK prime minister announced that Rehmat Ullil Alameen Authority will be established in PoK. Millions of rupees have been allocated for this purpose.
Consequently, the fascist Islamic political party called Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) PoK chapter has been given free hand to operate, recruit and participate in election in PoK.
Jamat e Islami has been active in PoK for decades. Both parties are founded on the slogan ‹Kashmir Banay Ga Pakistan› (Kashmir with become Pakistan).
There are other political parties of the centre right and extreme right that also propagates the accession of Kashmir to Pakistan. These include the JK People›s Party which is the PoK chapter of Pakistan Peoples Party, the JK Muslim League (Nawaz), JK Tehreek e Insaf and others.
Due to lack of a free and fair election process the PoK electorate votes on the basis of caste, baradris and tribe affiliation. Therefore, whichever political party forms a government in Pakistan their sister party in PoK is brought into power.
When the current PoK government of PTI led by prime minister Tanveer Ilyas came to power in PoK, Pakistan had a government led by Imran Khan who also is the leader of his party the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf.
On the night of April 9 and 10, 2022 the government of Imran Khan was ousted by a vote of no confidence that was allegedly engineered by the then Pakistan army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
A coalition government was then sworn in led by Pakistan Muslim League›s Shehbaz Sharif. In both occupied territories of PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan the governments are led by PTI of Imran Khan.
Since Pakistan is facing economic bankruptcy it has cancelled most of the subsidies and development funds for both PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan.
For almost three years now, protests against load shedding, shortages of wheat and water, increased progressive taxation and land grab by Pakistan military has been a daily occurrence.
Under the Authority any person can be accused of committing blasphemy and lynched by a fanatic mob or arrested and put in prison and tried.
The second step was to erase the ethnic identity of the people of PoK by forcing them to comply with the census 2023 team and get registered as Pakistan citizens.
There is no column to identify our people as Kashmiri, Pahari, Jamwals or other ethnic group, thus it led to massive unrest in PoK.

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