Protests erupted today in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir with local leaders and people alleging that their life had become a “living hell” because of terror camps in the region.

Residents of Muzaffarabad, Kotli, Chinari, Mirpur, Gilgit, Diamer and Neelum Valley in PoK claim that their lives have been severely affected by terror training camps operating in the region.

The protests come as Pakistan stubbornly denies that India carried out surgical strikes last week targeting terror launch pads or staging areas in PoK. Protesters demanded that the government and security forces in Pakistan take immediate steps to destroy terror camps.

“Giving terrorists shelter will not help resolve problems,” said one protester.

Another leader warned: “If an end is not brought to no-go areas in Diamer, Gilgit, Baseen, then we will be forced to take the situation into our hands.”