Nation observes Youm-e-Istehsal in solidarity with Kashmiris

Nation to observe Youm-e-Istehsal tomorrow in solidarity with Kashmiris August 04, 2020Islamabad, August 05 (KMS): The Nation is observing Youm-e-Istehsal today to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people on completion of one year military siege of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

On this day last year, the special constitutional status of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir was repealed by the Narendra Modi-led fascist government in New Delhi.

One minute silence was observed across the country. Traffic came to a stand still for one minute and sirens were played. The television channels and Radio played Pakistan and AJK National anthems immediately after one minute silence.

A host of events have been arranged in order to denounce the Indian unilateral illegal actions against Kashmiri people as well as the atrocities being perpetrated by Indian troops in the occupied territory.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address AJK Assembly today to reaffirm Pakistan’s support to the cause of Kashmiris.

Solidarity walks of one mile are being held in all the main cities including the federal capital. President, Dr Arif Alvi led the walk in Islamabad.

Addressing the rally, the President urged the international community to press India to allow the media enter Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to report facts from there. He demanded that the changes made in the occupied territory in violation of the UN resolutions and the Geneva Convention should be reversed. He called upon the United Nations to fulfill its promises about resolution of the long-standing Kashmir dispute.

The rally was attended amongst others by Foreign Minster Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur and Special Assistant on National Security Division and Strategic Policy Planning Moeed Yusuf.

The participants of the rally had worn black bands around their arms and carried banners and placards condemning the Indian illegal act of August 5 last year about Kashmir and its gross human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

A special session of the Senate has also been summoned today in which glowing tributes will be paid to the sacrifices being rendered by the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination.

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