In a big blow to Islamabad, a huge number of PoK residents took to street protesting against Pakistan, wherein protesters said their lives have been made a living hell by the presence of terrorist training camps thriving in the area.
Residents of PoK’s Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari, Mirpur, Gilgit, Diamer and Neelum Valley towns claim that terror training camps have severely affected their life, exposing Pakistan, the country that has been denying the existence of such camps and the Pakistani state’s support for them, media reported.
“Banned organisations, terror camps are provided food and ration here, we condemn it,” a local leader in Muzaffarabad, PoK, told ANI.
“If management doesn’t end Taliban’s terror camps and ‘no-go’ areas in Diamer, Gilgit, Baseen and others, then we’ll take action,” another local, from the Gilgit area, told the newswire.
“Unless these terrorists are not wiped out completely from our soil, unless these terrorists are completely eliminated till the time these terrorists are provided with shelters in our homes till then the problem will not be resolved,” a protester told NDTV.
Another leader warned: “We will be forced to take the situation into our hands.”
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The fed-up protesters said “terrorism needs to be eliminated (as) giving shelter to terrorists won’t solve the issue.”
Recently, 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.
The neighboring country has been repeatedly denying India’s claim that the attackers at an army camp in Uri were infiltrated from Pakistan soil. Since the killing of terrorist Burhan Wani by Indian forces, Pakistan has been facing flak from across the world for sponsoring terrorism.
Pakistan Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif even hailed Burhan Wani as a young leader killed by Indian security forces, in United Nations General Assembly.