Pakistani agencies arrest, torture activist after he brings down Pakistani flag in PoK

Ativist and journalist Tanveer Ahmed was on Friday arrested and allegedly tortured by Pakistani agencies and security forces after he removed Pakistan’s flag from a popular public place in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

According to sources, Tanveer Ahmed was on a hunger strike for a few days demanding the removal of Pakistani flags in Dadyal. When the local administration failed to do so, he went on to remove the flags himself.

In a video, Tanveer Ahmed claimed that he removed a Pakistani flag from the area and said he is being followed by the secret agencies. He then climbed on a wall and removed the second Pakistani flag hoisted at the square.

Tanveer Ahmed was quoted as saying: “I removed a Pakistani flag from the area and now I am being followed by secret agencies.”

In a video, he was later mishandled and threatened by the security agencies.