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Nation observing Kashmir Solidarity Day today

Nation observing Kashmir Solidarity Day today
February 5, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The nation is observing Kashmir Solidarity Day to express wholehearted support of Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under United Nations resolutions on Wednesday. The day will highlight the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people and remind the world community of its obligations towards the resolution of the outstanding dispute. This time the day is being observed after India revoked the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir in August last year in breach of all international laws, and since then the entire population of the held territory has been under lockdown. One minute silence was observed at 10.00am to pay homage to the martyrs of the liberation struggle of occupied Kashmir. Human chains were formed at Kohala, Mangla, Barar Kot, Holar and Azad Pattan points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir. At Kohala, Punjab Minister Raja Rashid Hafeez, political leaders belonging to different parties of all four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir were also present on this occasion. Rallies, public meetings, and seminars are being held across the country, including Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world community towards grave human rights violations and brutalities against innocent Kashmiris by the Indian security forces. On the occasion, Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the special session of AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad today to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri brethren. In a statement at eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day, EU Kashmir Council Chairman Ali Raza Syed expressed solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian occupied Kashmir suffering from Indian brutalities for last seven decades. KC-EU organized event of candle light vigil in Brussels Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) organized an event of candle light vigil in Brussels, the capital of Belgium in order to express solidarity with oppressed people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). The program was arranged in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day at Place du Luxembourg in front of EU parliament in Brussels, the EU headquarters. A large number of people from all walks of life and representatives of different NGOs including members of Human Rights Organizations attended the event.