Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed today

05 Feb, 2018 9:40 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed today (Monday) to express solidarity and whole-hearted support of the Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right of self-determination under UN resolutions.

On this occasion, mass rallies, symposia, walks for peace, conventions and meetings are being held across the country in order to draw world attention towards the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people.

All educational institutes and government sector offices will remain close today, while different special ceremonies including Kashmir solidarity walks, seminars, public congregation and prayers are being held across the country.

A one-minute silence was observed at 10:00am to honor the Kashmiri martyrs.

Protest rallies and demonstrations will be held across the country to strongly condemn gross violations of basic human rights and excesses being committed by Indian troops in the occupied valley.

Special cultural programs and festivals will also be held to promote Kashmiri culture and tradition while photographic exhibitions will be arranged depicting the atrocities committed by Indian occupation forces against the Kashmiris.

In their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day, President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have said that the dream of peace and prosperity in the region will remain elusive without resolving the Kashmir dispute.

They called upon the international community to urge India to respect the Human Rights Charter, put an immediate end to gross human rights violations in the occupied Kashmir.

In his message, President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan reiterates its unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Occupied Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination right in accordance with UN resolutions.

The Prime Minister said the resolution of Kashmir dispute is essential for regional peace and development.


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