For the first time ever in the history, there have been pro-India slogans in the POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir). People are thronging on to the streets, shouting slogans like “Allow us to be a part of India. We shall build a peaceful life over there” against the inhuman treatment of Pakistan. Pakistan is trying all its might to suppress their voice by using their police force. This resulted in the complete violation of human rights. After all, what led the people living in those occupied area to throw themselves over the streets for their freedom. Let us take a look at it:
As is evident from Pakistan’s history, they are using the POK as their main hub of breeding terrorists and promoting terrorism since many years. They are using this area to make terrorist training camps, and recruiting the gullible people either by force or by indoctrinating them with the religious ideologies to fight against India. The people were forced to believe in some radical, fundamental ideologies and thereby preparing them to fight against the infidels. But, things have changed now. People there, are no longer able to make this as a routine. They want better education, better job opportunities, financial inclusions, and better life styles. They started to avoid becoming a propagandist jihadi. They are denying anything and everything that causes a great deal of trouble for their future. On the other hand, Pakistan is handpicking these innocent people and the ISI who were the mastermind behind the evil ploy, started to torture them and forcing them to work for them. Instances of kidnaps have been increased over the last few years. No wonder, these young people who were kidnapped will either go to Pakistan or they will be trained and let out to fight against India.
People are demanding the change. They are on streets demanding Independence from Pakistan. All they want is to be part of India and that’s it. First instances of revolt has been witnessed in the areas of Muzaffarabad, Gilgit, and Katauli. This revolt is slowly spreading across the villages of POK as well. Pakistan’s true face is getting unmasked yet again.
How’s POK in real?
The few areas occupied by Pakistan is what we collectively call as PoK or Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. The geographical area of POK is around 13 thousand Square Kilometers. Around 30,00000 people live in this area. Muzaffarabad is its capital city. The borders in the PoK includes, Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunwala towards the West, China’s Xinjiang territory towards the North and Jammu-Kashmir towards the East. China’s Aksai Chin is not part of POK. This Aksai chin was part of Kashmir territory during Raja Hari Singh’s time. But, during the 1962 Indo-China war, China got access to this area and from then on it is controlled by China.
POK – a terrorist making factory!!
It is no longer a secret that POK is a biggest terrorist hub. Since 1988, Pakistan is using POK as the place of exporting terrorism. Jihadists from Pakistan get trained in this area and infiltrate into Kashmir via POK. When Omar Obdullah was Chief Minister of Jammu-Kashmir, he said in the Assembly house that, “there are more than four thousand terrorists under training in the POK area and more than three thousands terrorists are constantly trying to sneak into India.” These are really scary numbers. According to the present Central Government, there are more than 300 terrorists organizations working in open in POK. Some of the names that they revealed are Laskhar-e-toiba, Indian Mujahiddeen, Jasih-e-Mohammed, etc… Pakistan government is feared at present moment, since, people no longer supporting their Jihadist propaganda and are denying to be part of it.
Pak’s own dilemma
Pakistan is behaving like a drug abused maniac in this issue. Once they themselves called it “Azad Kashmir” (Independent Kashmir) and at times they call it “Pakistan Occupied Kashmir”. Though it is pronounced as Independent Kashmir, most of its proceedings and administrations are handled straight from Islamabad. They have even appointed a Prime Minister for Azad Kashmir. For 49 POK assembly seats, they have been conducting elections since 1974. But this has no validity or relevance outside POK in reality.
POK pitches for Modi led NDA India
Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool’s head Maulana Syed Athar Dehlavi has recently spoke to media about PM Modi’s governance. The people of POK was very impressed with the development works done in Jammu-Kashmir. He also said that, India was helpful in recent calamities of floods and earthquakes and people were highly appreciative of Modi led India’s progress and development work. Not only that, a recently conducted survey in POK revealed that, close to 99% of people opted to stay inside India than Pakistan or rather stay independent as Azad Kashmir. Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool is an activist group in POK, which has been condemning the atrocities of Pakistan and urging for the establishment of peaceful law and order.
There have been many instances of blaming India by the Pakistan government saying India is instigating the problem and enticing people of POK to revolt and fight. Just few days ago, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Miya Nawaz Sharif has expressed his “deep fear” of POK in his UNGA speech. That’s his regular parroting lines. And, Indian government has served it perfectly. MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup has lambasted Pakistan’s statement with his series of tweets.
The same has been reciprocated by our External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her UNGA speech. It is a true testimony of where does India stands as a firm nation in getting what was ours since ages. It is a perfect time to warn Pakistan again “Leave POK immediately”! Period.