Kashmiris celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day with zeal
SRINAGAR (92 News) – In Indian-held Jammu Kashmir, people observed Pakistan's Independence Day on Tuesday with great enthusiasm and zeal. People celebrated the Day by staging pro-Pakistan rallies and demonstrations, hoisting Pakistani flags and holding march pasts in every nook and corner of the held territory. One such rally was taken out by the students of Bijbehara Degree College at Zirpora, the hometown of former puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, in Islamabad district. The students carrying Pakistani flags shouted pro-Pakistan slogans. The youth and teenage boys saluted Pakistani flag during parades in Srinagar, Pulwama and other parts of the occupied territory. Pakistani national anthem was also played at different places. Three non-local youth were thrashed by people at Lal Chowk in Srinagar after they tried to hoist Indian flag at historical Ghanta Ghar. Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mufti Nasirul Islam, besides illegally detained Masarrat Aalam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Shabbir Ahmad Shah and others in their statements and messages greeted people of Pakistan on the Independence Day. Syed Ali Gilani in his message said that the people of Kashmir are highly grateful to Pakistan for extending its wholehearted moral, political and diplomatic support to the just cause of Kashmir. The APHC-AJK at a meeting in Islamabad also felicitated people as well as government of Pakistan.