This is a link to an Indian debate show, where they discuss a "shocking poll" that reveals "73% of people in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir want freedom from Pakistan".

Question: Is this true, and what is the general opinion of all Kashmiri people in regards to independence?

I have several reasons to distrust above claim. I mean, the entire presentation seems very suspect, sensationalized, and propagandaic. I have also not been able to find a trustworthy source. I did however find this source which claims that two-thirds of Kashmiri do want independence, but unfortunately this is for people in Indian Kashmir, that is, they want independence from India.

  • I'm afraid I'd prove impossible to run independant and honest polls either in POK or in IOK. Moreover, it is not clear to me if the "73 % of people in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir [who] want freedom from Pakistan" want to create an independant country, want to unite with India, or are the union of supporters of both options. – Evargalo Oct 12 '17 at 13:03
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    This question would be more appropriate for "Skeptics" on Stackexchange. – Dynamic Stardust Oct 12 '17 at 14:53
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    See this poll from 2010 with very different numbers: bbc.com/news/10161171 – ubadub Oct 24 '18 at 5:13

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