Civil society holds rally in solidarity with Kashmiris

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MUZAFFARABAD, Jul 18 (APP): The civil society held a rally here in front of Press Club to show solidarity with Kashmiri brothers against Indian atrocities in the Indian Held Kashmir.

The current wave of atrocities started in the beginning of the
current month after the Shahadat of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani by the hands of Indian security forces.

The rally was attended by the cross section of the society including minority leaders and female participants.

The rally started with the recitation of the Holy Quran which was followed by the speeches by the participants.

Speakers strongly condemned the latest wave of atrocities committed by the Indian security forces in the held valley in particular and human rights violations against other minorities like Sikhs, low caste Hindus, Christians and Muslims in general.

Hindu speaker Pandat Lal, Chairman All Pakistan Hindu Pachait emphasized that Hindus stand united with Kashmiri freedom fighters and strongly criticized India for its human rights violations.

He stated that India and Pakistan should resolve this issue on the table so that sufferings of people of Kashmir could end. He also emphasized that peace is mandatory for prosperity.

Speakers lauded Chief of Army Staff for his principle stand and firm statement on Indian atrocities and urged Pakistan govt to take concrete steps at national, regional and international level to resolve the issue.

They also criticized the international community for remaining quiet on the current killings and human rights violations in the valley.

Speakers also condemned those terming this freedom struggle as terrorism.

A resolution was also presented in the rally calling international community to help Kashmiris against Indian atrocities.

The rally ended with ‘dua’ by all participants for resolution of
Kashmir issue according to aspirations of the Kashmiris. The participants of the rally then drove to UN office and presented their resolution.