New Delhi, 24/7: Quoting the 1994 Parliament resolution, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) is a part of Indian territory and will continue to be so.
“PoK is currently occupied by Pakistan and not even a single family is left without losses. They contributed a lot to the development of the country, PoK refugees should get full justice. They are looking up to India. We can’t forget that Baba Amarnath is here. How can Mata Sharada be there?” he questioned.
The Defence Minister was referring to the Sharda Peeth, which has the ruins of a temple to Hindu goddess Saraswati, also known as Sharda and is located in the Neelum valley, around 150 kilometres from Muzaffarabad in PoK. This site holds religious significance for the Kashmiri Pandits who have been demanding a Kartarpur-like corridor to offer prayers to the goddess.