Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed today across Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) to condemn the ongoing “state terrorism and violence by the Indian army in held-Kashmir”, Pakistan media reported.
A resolution to this effect was adopted in a special meeting of the federal cabinet in Islamabad on 2 April with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.
“Rallies, functions and walks would be held in different parts of the country and around the globe by Pakistanis and Kashmiris living there to expose Indian atrocities and highlight the need for peaceful resolution of the long-standing dispute,” the report said.
In PaK, the main rally will be taken out in Muzaffarabad, whereas similar rallies will be taken out from the deputy commissioner’s offices in Neelum, Jhelum Valley, Bagh, Rawalakot, Haveli, Kotli and other PaK districts.
A total of 19 Kashmiri youth were killed in operations and subsequent action against protesters by Indian forces earlier this week.
Over 200 civilians were also injured in the action.
Pakistan has strongly condemned” the brutal and discriminatory use of force by the Indian occupation forces”, the report added.
The federal cabinet emphatically condemned the suspension of communication services, especially the internet in the Valley, and underscored that such reprehensible Indian attempts aimed at silencing the voice of the Kashmiris from reaching the international community would never succeed.