Muzaffarabad: In a damning indictment of Islamabad, protesting residents of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) said their lives have been made a living hell by the presence of terrorist training camps thriving in the area, ANI reported.
Comments made by residents of Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari, Mirpur, Gilgit, Diamer and Neelum Valley, in PoK – who protested there today – have given the lie to Islamabad’s pronouncements denying the existence of such camps and the Pakistani state’s support for them.
“Banned organisations, terror camps are provided food and ration here, we condemn it,” a local leader in Muzaffarabad, PoK, told ANI. Another local, from the Gilgit area, said that “if management doesn’t end Taliban’s terror camps and ‘no-go’ areas in Diamer, Gilgit, Baseen and others, then we’ll take action.”
Last week, India conducted surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in PoK. Commandos killed at least 38 terrorists there. Pakistan has continued to deny any surgical strikes took place.
PoK residents also said “terrorism needs to be eliminated (as) giving shelter to terrorists won’t solve the issue.”