The Shiv Sena on Thursday in an editorial opined that India should intervene and liberate Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Sena in its mouthpiece, Saamana asserted that like India in 1965 helped liberate East-Pakistan and Bangladesh was created similarly, it should take action now and free PoK. "There are several provinces in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir which should be included in India. Pakistanis cannot stop people residing there on gunpoint. India will have to intervene to end atrocities there. The way Indian Army had to take action against East Pakistan earlier and Bangladesh was created, similar thing needs to be done in the matter of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir," the editorial in Sena mouthpiece stated.
The party had further highlighted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. "All issues between India and Pakistan are bilateral. We do not want to bother any other country for these issues. And I believe that India and Pakistan, which were one nation before 1947, we will resolve all issues and can find solutions to it," Prime Minister Modi told media in Biarritz, France. Talking about Prime Minister's statement, Shiv Sena stated, "By saying this, Prime Minister Modi has given a message to the entire world, including Pakistan. Outsiders people should not intervene in matters pertaining to India."
The Vice president, home minister as well as the defence minister has warned Pakistan over Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. In a recent statement during his visit to Leh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said: "When was Kashmir yours?" Earlier the minister made an unsparing attack at Pakistan. The Defence Minister slammed the country for its continued backing to terror outfits even as it plays the victim narrative in front of the world after Kashmir's integration with India. He even said that if India will hold talks with Pakistan, it would be only about Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir.
While speaking at Panchkula, Haryana on Sunday, he said: "Pakistan is running from one country to another asking to save it. What have we done? Even the United States asked Pakistan to have talks with India. We have had two Constitution, two emblems, our PM decided to put an end to that. Article 370 was abrogated in J&K for its development," he said. "Pakistan says India should have talks with it. Talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror. And when we will hold a dialogue, it will now be on PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir)," he added.
Home Minister Amit Shah gave a stern message to its neighbouring Pakistan as well as China during his speech discussing abrogation of Article 370, that PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) and Aksai Chin areas are integral parts of Jammu and Kashmir. He went on to add that he will sacrifice his life for Jammu and Kashmir. "Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of Union of India. Kashmir ki seema mein PoK bhi aata hai. Jaan de denge iske liye (PoK comes under the boundaries of Kashmir. We will die for it)", Amit Shah had said. Vice President also issued a statement on Pakistan occupied Kashmir on Wednesday. Speaking in Vishakhapatnam, VP Venkaiah Naidu said that only talk with Pakistan will be about Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). The VP said: "There is elected govt in the state, we will see our things, something that remains to be discussed is handover remaining part of Kashmir. Kashmir is integral part, we have done administrative adjustment. That is within our country's ambit. Parliament removed a temporary arrangement. Unnecessary interference by anyone we wont tolerate. We are capable of sorting our issues. We are not war-mongering country, we are peace loving country."