Kashmir Solidarity Day observed with unprecedented enthusiasm, renewed pledge

PM Imran reaffirms Pakistan's support, calls on world to stop India's 'genocidal acts' in IIOJK


Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed on Saturday to express wholehearted support of the Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination.

One minute silence was observed at 10:00 am across the country.

Solidarity walks are being organized in Islamabad, Muzafarabad, Gilgit, and in four provincial headquarters.

Human chains were formed at important points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

Radio Pakistan is broadcasting special programs to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris of IIOJK. The special session of the AJK Legislative Assembly will be held to express solidarity with the oppressed people of the Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir who are enduring Indian atrocities for the past seven decades.

Rallies, public meetings, functions, and seminars are being held to draw the attention of the world towards the plight of Kashmiris.

President Arif Alvi has urged the international community to take notice of blatant human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing a rally taken out in Islamabad on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, he said international media and delegations should be allowed to visit the occupied territory to document the Indian atrocities.

The President said Pakistan wants resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per the UN Resolutions which accept the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

The President said Pakistan has not backtracked on its principled position on Kashmir. He said Pakistan stands firm with Kashmir as they are part of our body and our hearts beat together. He said Kashmir was never and will never be part of India.

Strongly condemning India’s brutalities in the occupied territory including its efforts to change the demography, the President said the steps of 5th August 2019 are in contravention of all international laws including the UN Security Council resolutions.

The President warned that any Indian aggression against Pakistan will meet a befitting response.

The rally was attended amongst others by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, and the elected representatives.

The president called upon the international community to ensure the implementation of its promises made to the people of IIOJK regarding their legitimate right to self-determination in accordance with their aspirations.

The president said that in order to suppress the freedom voices, the Indian forces had imposed a complete lockdown in IIOJK and there had been a media blackout so that Kashmiri voices and images highlighting continuous Indian atrocities could be gouged.

He said, “The hearts of people of Pakistan and Kashmiri people beat together, when there is bloodshed in IIOJK, the people in Pakistan are hurt.”

The president said Pakistan had been reminding the world to honor its commitment to the Kashmiri people.

Lauding Kashmiris’ sacrifices, he said Quaid-e-Azam had termed Kashmir a jugular vein of Pakistan and the Kashmiri people were proving it by shedding their blood.

He also referred to late Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani’s statement that Kashmir and Pakistan, both belonged to them.

The president said, on this day, he wanted to reinforce such feelings.

He said with August 5 actions, the Indian government had violated the UNSC resolutions, Geneva Convention, and their Charters. It had breached its promises made with the international community.

The president said to silence the voices, about 800,000 Indian forces in IIOJK were conducting cordon and search operations, ensuing fake encounters with the imposition of curfew whereas putting Kashmiri leaders under house arrest. They even did not let people attend late Geelani’s funeral.

The president reiterating Pakistan’s moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of IIOJK, said that Indian cruelties had been continuing unabated during the last 70 years.

India took the issue to the UN and Pakistan reposed trust in the global body to resolve it, he said, lamenting that due to the vested interests, morality had no longer any value in the world.

All the suppressed people across the world had been looking towards an organization to come to their rescue, he added.

The president said there had been institutionalized crimes committed against the Kashmir people including gang rape and the use of pellet guns.

The president dared India to use pellet guns in any part of India. India had been using the Israeli model to suppress the Kashmiri voices. The president also denounced the demographic changes being made in the IIOJK.

He said India would not succeed in its nefarious designs.

“Pakistan stands with Kashmir and will continue to stand as it is part of our body,” he maintained.

He opined that India had been setting itself on fire with its policies.

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