Narendra Modi Govt likely to change name of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)

New Delhi, June 6: After becoming the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi seems not to be ready to waste any time to solve issues related to the country, especially issues related to Kashmir.

According to media reports, Modi government might table a proposal to re-name Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) as Pakistan-Occupied Jammu-Kashmir.

According to experts, the move would be the initial steps of the Centre's approach to Jammu and Kashmir, which also has high in priority, the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits.

Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK) to Pakistan-Occupied Jammu-Kashmir

NDTV reported that the new BJP-led government wants a "unified approach" on the state, that will amend what is seen as a "Kashmir centric approach."

Experts also claimed that the contention is that calling the region Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir neglects two big portions of the state - Ladakh and Jammu, which are larger both in terms of size and demography.

However, Omar Abdullah-led National Conference dismissed the plan saying, "It's all cosmetic. How does it help? If you remember, the Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir was known as the Maharaja of Kashmir. How does it resolve the issues?"

Modi govt is reported to have been preparing a roadmap for the return of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits who fled the valley in the 1990s as militancy began.

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