Kashmir Day is on Monday (today) being observed in Pakistan and across the world to express solidarity with Kashmiris who are suffering at the hands of Indian Army.
The purpose of this day is not only to raise voice against Indian brutality in the occupied land of Kashmir, but also to highlight their victimization in front of international community.
On this day, people of Pakistan make human chain by joining hands at all entry and exit points that link Kashmir with Pakistan, and conduct rallies across the country to express solidarity.
Kashmir Day was first observed on February 5, 1990 after then prime minister Benazir Bhutto announced to practice it on national level upon Qazi Hussain Ahmad’s appeal.
It is worth mentioning here that Indian forces have been continuing their violence in Kashmir for past 28 years during which 95 thousand Kashmiris were killed by more than six lac army personnel.
Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani vowed in his video message on Kashmir Day to continue fighting till freedom. He said after the executions of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt, Burhan Wani’s martyrdom gave a new light to the movement.
He reiterated that Kashmiris will fight for their rights on international platforms instead of adopting any apologetic stance. Ali Gilani termed Pakistan as a vital partner and said Kashmir issue cannot be solved without it.
Mishal Malik, wife of Kashmiri leader Yaseen Malik, also promised not to relax until getting freedom from India.