New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is reportedly weighing a proposal to re-name Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir or PoK as Pakistan-Occupied Jammu-Kashmir.
That, if it happens, will signal a strategic shift in the Centre’s approach to Jammu and Kashmir, which also has high in priority, the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits.
Sources said the new BJP-led government wants a “unified approach” on the state, that will amend what is seen as a “Kashmir centric approach.”
The contention is that calling the region Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir neglects two big portions of the state – Ladakh and Jammu.
The Centre is also reportedly preparing a roadmap for the return of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits who fled the valley in the 1990s as militancy began.