In last 8 months I have been there twice, I have seen nothing .. There was no Army on the streets , people are living normal life , There are hundreds of people i met from AJ&K and none of them ever mentioned what you are tell me , I have personally see few banners of Independent Kashmir in Outskirts of Muzaffarabad , and my wife denied entry because she doesn't have the tourist visa , and my Cousin is an Active Duty Birg .. Army is there to protect its borders from India , People are very Pro Pakistan, and of course some sell outs you can find there too .AJK does not have an independent govt. They are subservient to Pak army. It is a crime there to say anything against Pak interests or even protest for independence. They cannot have their own place in UN, issue currency or hold a passport. All features of a independent govt are not there. You can say they have an independent govt like those of states in India. I agree to that.