Pakistan marks ‘Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir’ on August 5th to express unconditional and undeterred solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
Pakistan on Wednesday August 5th observed one-minute silence at 10:00 am, whereas traffic also came to a halt to express solidarity with Kashmiris in light of the one-year anniversary of abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution by Narendra Modi led BJP government last year in 2019.
Mass protests, demonstrations and rallies have been planned across Pakistan and in Azad Kashmir to condemn Indian atrocities in the disputed territory to suppress Kashmiris’ dissent and legitimate struggle for their ‘right of self-determination’ as guaranteed by several United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR).
Prime Minister Imran khan took to social media to announce that he will be addressing Azad Kashmir Assembly to express Pakistan’s solidarity, support and commitment to the people of Kashmir and their struggle against illegal Indian occupation respectively.
“I will address the AJK Assembly today to show solidarity with Kashmiris on Youm-e-Istehsal. Kashmiris in IIOJK have been subjected to a brutal fascist military siege by India since its illegal actions of 5th Aug last year,” he tweeted.
Furthermore, the premier reiterated his resolve to continue being ‘an ambassador for all Kashmiris’ in wake of Indian brutalities and inhumane policy and regime which has extensively curbed their right to freedom of speech and movement.
Earlier, PM Imran Khan revealed a new political map of Pakistan which depicts Jammu and Kashmir (both Azad Kashmir and IOK) a part of Pakistan.
Pakistan, multiple times has urged international community and organizations to heed to the plight of Kashmiri Muslims who have been facing inhumane subjugation and segregation by Indian forces with the approval and support of Indian government.