Daily mujadala is the largest circulated Urdu news paper in POK. Yet, it was forcefully closed down by the Pakistan Government. The reason being that they daily revealed the truth of POK to the world and exposed the truth of Pakistan’s illegal occupation of region by conducting a survey.
The newspaper recently conducted a poll asking in POK if they wanted to continue living under the forced occupation of Pakistan. “The verdict was overwhelming as over 73% of the respondent said that they want independence from the illegal occupation of Pakistan”. This unnerved the radical forces in Pakistan along with the Pakistan army and Government to such an extent that they immediately shut down the daily.
Aditya raj kaul who’s with the Republic TV spoke to Haris Qadeer, the Cheif editor of Daily Mujadala. He said that the question posed to the people of POK was about the position of Kashmir in 1948 and if people wanted it restored. In response to the question 73% of people said that they considered themselves to be Kashmiris and wanted independence from Pakistan.
The survey wasn’t a small one. This opinion was gathered by the daily through 10,000 surveys forms over a period 5 years. The respondents were simply asked to rate the POK administration and weather they wanted impendence from Pakistan.
Quadeer said that the Pakistani administration took immediate action against him. He was sent notices, but he didn’t honour them. The DM and Kashmir council then sent notices to take action against him which eventually led his offices being sealed.
Since the last few years there has been great protest against the Pakistani establishment by locals in POK. Some protest even called for dismantling the terror camps in the region.
The Narendra modi Government has made it amply and explicitly clear that POK is a part of India. Last year, the Government announced enhanced compensation for civilian victims of terrors and said that people living in POK can also claim this compensation as they are also Our people, Recently Sushma Swaraj allowed a medical Visa for POK resident saying that the resident doesn’t need a letter from Pakistan Government like those living in Pakistan do because POK is also part of India.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and commonly known as Azad Kashmir, is a nominally self-governing polity administered by Pakistan. The territory lies west of the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, and was previously part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, which ceased to exist as a result of the first Kashmir war fought between India and Pakistan in 1947.
Azad Kashmir is part of the greater Kashmir region, which is the subject of a long-running conflict between Pakistan and India. The territory shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan, together with which it is referred to by the United Nations and other international organisations as “Pakistan-administered Kashmir”.
Azad Kashmir is one-sixth of the size of Gilgit-Baltistan.The territory also borders Pakistan’s Punjab province to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the west. To the east, Azad Kashmir is separated from the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir by the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan. Azad Kashmir has a total area of 13,297 square kilometres (5,134 sq mi), and a total population of 4,045,366 as per the 2017 Census.