Jammu and Kashmir: India has sent a strong message to Pakistan regarding Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Defence Minister of India, Rajnath Singh, stressed that POK will remain part of India and that the people living in the area will raise demand to join India. He added that Pakistan will achieve nothing by repeatedly claiming PoK.
Rajnath Singh said, “A large part of Jammu and Kashmir is under the occupation of Pakistan. People on other side are seeing that people are living peacefully in J-K. People living in PoK going through a lot of suffering and they will raise demand to go with India.
The Defence Minister was speaking at a security conclave organized at Jammu University on internal and external mechanism of the country’s defence mechanism focusing on Jammu and Kashmir when he made these statements.
He said, “A unanimous resolution has been passed in the Parliament of India regarding PoK that it is a part of India. Not one but at least three proposals of this intention have now been passed.”
The Defence Minister said that Article 370 and 35A kept the people of Jammu and Kashmir from the mainstream. It was also a hindrance to take action against anti-national forces. He mentioned that the general public is happy with the decision to do away with Article 370.
Rajnath Singh also said that India was able to stop the funding of terrorism and the supply of weapons and drugs. Also the country was able to eliminate terrorists.