New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi's style of governance has raised alarm bells for Pakistan as the residents of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) are now openly advocating to be a part of India.
Impressed with the Indian government's response during the 2015 earthquake and 2014 floods, the region is witnessing pro-India sentiment.
Chairman of the Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool, Moulana Syed Athar Hussain Dehlavi, who recently toured PoK said that people residing in the region want to be a part of India.
According to Dehlavi, the people of the region are distressed with growing extremism in Pakistan and want to lead a peaceful life. Given the opportunity, they would want a referendum so that they can vote to join back India.
The chairman of the Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool also said that the people in PoK think have a high opinion about India and, if given a chance, they will definitely opt to be the Indian citizens.
Dehlavi says that people living in Balochistan and Karachi also want to have cordial relations with India.
He further said that the PoK residents are highly impressed with PM Modi's good governance style.
PoK these days is abuzz with pro-freedom slogans and this has made Pakistan nervous. Even the Pakistani media is widely reporting the issue.
On September 7, 2014, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the flood-affected areas of PoK. He was greeted with slogans “Go Nawaz Go”, which reflected the frustration of the people with regard to the apathy of the federal government of Pakistan in dealing with the very critical situation.
Conscious of the deteriorating situation in PoK, PM Modi made an offer of all possible help to the people there, when he visited flood affected area of the Kashmir Valley last year.
The PoK people are fed up with the atrocities committed against them by the Pakistani establishment for decades. The region has always been neglected by Islamabad and used for nurturing terror camps.