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Pakistan has forcibly kept parts of J-K with itself, claims Congress

New Delhi: Responding to residents of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) demanding freedom from Pakistan by raising pro-India slogans, Congress Party leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday said Pakistan has been exposed for keeping some parts of Kashmir forcibly with itself and also fanning rumours about the people of Jammu and Kashmir not wanting to be in India.

“There is a part of Jammu and Kashmir that the Pakistan has forcibly kept with itself which is the disputed part of Jammu and Kashmir, which should actually be a part of India. And, Pakistan is always is trying to spread this rumour that the people in J and K, they don’t want to be with India, but they want to be with Pakistan. It is great lie, it constantly gets hammered whenever there are rebellions in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, which they call is a ‘Azad Kashmir’,” Dikshit told ANI.

“I would say that rather than the UN focusing its energy on Jammu and Kashmir, it should focus on people and its representatives and that part of Kashmir which is under Pakistan. And the real truth that no Kashmiri wants to stay with Pakistan will come out in that search,” he added.

Dikshit further said that Islamabad has always promoted terror in Jammu and Kashmir, and therefore, the voices of the people are being suppressed.

The Kashmir issue has bedeviled Indo-Pakistan ties for the past 68 years.

People in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) are demanding a merger with India, thus weakening Islamabad’s Kashmir rhetoric against India at various fora. (ANI)