Nation stands in solidarity with oppressed Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, Aug 30 (APP):Pakistanis turned out in huge rallies across the country Friday to demonstrate solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoJ&K) and condemn the worst-ever oppression and brutality by the Indian forces, in response to their leadership call.

They exhibited greater spirit by renewing pledge to stand by the people of Kashmir to any extent for their just right of self-determination, guaranteed by the United Nations Security Council through various resolutions.

The nation observed ‘Kashmir Hour’ by halting all activities, coming out of homes and workplaces for half an hour from 1200 hrs to 1230 hrs to express solidarity with Kashmiris, who are under siege for more than three week after New Delhi revoked the Articles 370 and 35-A of Indian Constitution.

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President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan, the entire government machinery and the masses joined hands at exactly 12 noon, while the national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir were played. Large gatherings were held in every city, town and village and was participated by people from across the social and religious divide.

Waving flags of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir the emotionally charged crowds, across the country, raised slogans of ‘Kashmir will become Pakistan’ and expressed resolve to stand by their oppressed Kashmiris, till they get their right of self-determination.

Road traffic was stopped at key junctions and the people stood in silence to condemn the gruesome brutalities, being inflicted upon the unarmed civilians in
the Occupied Kashmir by the occupation forces of India, in pursuance of the racist policy and ideology of the extremist Hindu organization RSS and BJP.

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Special prayers were offered at ‘Jumma’ congregations for liberation of (IoJ&K) as miseries of its people were increasing with each passing day since August 5.