People from Gilgit Baltistan protest against Pakistan

The recent protest in Pakistan by the Gilgit Baltistan residents was staged outside the Press Club of Lahore. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 30, 2017, 08.41 AM (IST)

The people of Gilgit Baltistan recently staged a protest against Pakistan government outside Lahore Press Club. 

The residents of the region raised the slogans "hum leke rahenge azaadi" (We will take the liberty). 

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The protesters revolted saying "We are humans do not treat us like animals".

The people from the restive region demanded basic rights at par with other citizens.

Calling the imposition of taxes by the Pakistan government as illegal the protesters said the government has no right to impose taxes on them until they are provided with basic rights.  

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The region has been witnessing frequent protests from the local people of the region.