Nation observes Kashmir Day today, renews pledge to support Kashmiris

Nation observes Kashmir Day today, renews pledge to support Kashmiris


Kashmir Solidarity Day today

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(Web Desk) – Pakistanis will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on Monday (today) with a renewed commitment to support the just struggle of the Kashmiris for their inalienable right to self-determination, as enshrined in the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

The people and the government of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir observe Solidarity Day every year not only to renew their love and affection with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K) but also to reiterate their commitment and dedication to the liberation of occupied Kashmir from Indian occupation.

People from different walks of life, including doctors, lawyers, social activists, students and others will hold rallies and demonstrations, forming human chains across the country to infuse new spirits into the Kashmiris, who have long been fighting for their freedom.

All Pakistani missions abroad will organise seminars and photo exhibitions to draw the world’s attention towards the worst form of subjugation and human rights violations committed by India in the IOJ&K.

The national media, both electronic and print, will air special programmes and print special supplements to highlight the significance of Kashmir Solidarity Day and the decades-long struggle of Kashmiri people against the illegal Indian occupation.

Banners highlighting the plight of innocent Kashmiris have been put on display across the country, including airports, railway stations, and national highways.

Observance of this day is also aimed at highlighting the long-standing unsettled dispute of Jammu and Kashmir internationally and apprising the people of occupied Kashmir that they are not alone in this hour of trial and turmoil.

India has kept a major part of the internationally acknowledged disputed Himalayan Jammu Kashmir state in its illegal and forced occupation since October 27, 1947, against the aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

India is using state terrorism against the Kashmiris, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions, fake encounters, and staged cordon-and-search operations. Over 900,000 Indian occupation forces have turned IIOJK into an open prison, but the desperation of the RSS-BJP dispensation to control the indigenous Kashmiri movement has completely run aground.

Jammu and Kashmir’s dispute is one of the oldest pending items on the agenda of the UN Security Council. The dispute remains unresolved due to India’s obstinate refusal to honor its commitments and its disrespect for fundamental human rights and international law.

India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, are also in blatant violation of international law, including the UN Charter, the 4th Geneva Convention, and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions stipulating that the final disposition of the state of Jammu and Kashmir would be made in accordance with the will of the people expressed through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.