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No Terrorism in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

The state of Jammu and Kashmir was divided into its present form after the 1948 war. Almost all the time you hear about terrorist activities in the Kashmir valley, which is in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. So what is happening in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK)? Why is there no freedom movement there?

It is not that everyone in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir want to be part of Pakistan. Pro-Independence sentiments are prevalent around Mirpur, a small town. POK does have elections and have their own president, prime minister, election commision etc. You are free to contest elections if you sign in writing that you favor accession to Pakistan (so much for self determination there). For example in 2001, JKLF, who believes in Independence for Kashmir, fielded candidates for 31 of the 36 seats in POK and all their applications were rejected.

This right of Kashmiris was further curtailed by Act 1974, as it has institutionalized the role of Pakistani governments who could dictate their terms and

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