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India should extend more support to people of PoK: Shiv Sena

Updated: Oct 06, 2016 11:44 IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 6 (ANI): Lauding the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for exposing Islamabad's real face before the world, the Shiv Sena on Thursday urged the BJP-led NDA regime at the Centre to fully support the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

"It is a very big thing that the Pakistani Government claims that people in Pakistan occupied Kashmir are very happy in their region and they try to show the same picture again and again in the UN or to our Kashmiri people," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said.

"But the reality is that when the people residing there speak openly then the entire world will come to know that it is Pakistan which is violating the human rights there. And the manner in which Pakistan's real face has been exposed before the world, it is the victory of India's diplomacy," he added.

The Shiv Sena leader further said it is a very big achievement for India that the people living in Pakistan occupied Kashmir have rebelled against the government in Islamabad.

"So, I think the Indian Government must extend its full support to the people there," he added.

The local people and leaders in various parts of PoK erupted in protest today voicing concerns against the mushrooming of terror camps that have made their lives miserable.

Demanding that terrorism needs to be eliminated, they said that providing shelter to terrorists won't solve the issue.

The residents of Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari, Mirpur, Gilgit, Diamer and Neelum Valley in PoK claim that their lives have been gravely affected by terror training camps operating in the area.

Tensions escalated in PoK earlier on Sunday after residents took to the streets to express their anger against the alleged atrocities committed by the Pakistan Army and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). (ANI)

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