Pakistan is observing the “Kashmir Solidarity Day” on Tuesday (today) to pledge to continue extending all possible support to the people of Kashmir, who are “struggling for more than seven decades to get their legitimate right to self-determination,” reported Dawn.
According to report Published by Dawn, said the day is being observed in Pakistan and other parts of the world at a time when “Indian atrocities in Kashmir” have reached a new level of “oppression and human rights denial” to crush the indigenous freedom movement against the subjugating forces.
“Pakistan government has planned a number of activities to mark the day and expose massive human rights violations and brutality being committed by the forces to suppress the indigenous freedom movement,” reported Dawn.
“Pakistan observed a minute’s silence at 10 am to pay tributes to Shuhada of Kashmir for sacrificing their lives for the right to self-determination in line with resolutions of the United Nations Security Council,” the report said.
“Following which, a human chain will be formed at D-Chowk in Islamabad with active participation of people from all walks of life. Human chains will also be formed at all connecting points of Pakistan and PaK,” said the report.
“Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan will broadcast different programmes regarding the Kashmir Solidarity Day. A Kashmir festival has been planned at Lok Versa Islamabad. Kashmir artists and singers will perform in the festival,” it said.
The report said that Pakistan President Arif Alvi will perform groundbreaking of Yadgar-i-Shuhada in Muzaffarabad and address the PaK Legislative Assembly. A seminar will be held at the President House in which experts will share views on the Kashmir dispute and human rights violations in the held valley.
“Rallies, public meetings and seminars will be held across the country and in Pakistan Administered Kashmir. Television channels will broadcast special documentaries and newspapers will publish special editions to highlight the miseries of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” said the report.
“Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is in London to attend an international conference on Kashmir,” Dawn reported.
Meanwhile Consulate General of Pakistan, Los Angeles organized a Pictorial Exhibition/Seminar on the occasion of ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ in which People from all walks of life participated, said the statement.
The statement quoted Abdul Jabbar Memon, Consul General, on this occasion, as having said that Government of Pakistan would continue to provide diplomatic and moral support to the cause of Kashmir.
According to a statement, he said that it is the time that international community and human rights organizations around the world, put pressure on the Indian Government to stop the human rights abuses in the Kashmir and fulfill its pledge of holding a plebiscite to allow the people of Kashmir to choose their future.
Abdul Jabbar Memon, Consul General said that despite facing the worst of state oppression, Kashmiris have not given up their struggle for liberation from the yokes of Indian.
“Rather, sacrifices of Kashmiri youth have given new impetus to the freedom struggle of Kashmiris and today more and more people around world are becoming aware of the reality of the “brutality” in Kashmir and it is our firm belief that despite all Indian efforts, Kashmiris will prevail in their just struggle,” the statement quoted Abdul Jabbar Memon as having said.