Pakistanis observed Kashmir Solidarity Day.
ISLAMABAD:Kashmir Day was observed in Pakistan and across the world, Monday, to draw the world attention towards urgency for resolution of the longstanding dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
According to Kashmir Media Service, on a public holiday, the day dawned with special prayers at mosques for the freedom of Kashmiri people and their emancipation from Indian subjugation. One minute silence was observed at 10.00 a.m. to pay tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs.
Rallies, public meetings, functions and seminars are being held in the length and breadth of the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir to highlight the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir and different aspects of the Kashmir dispute.
Human chains were formed at Kohala and Mangla bridges and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
Joint session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Jammu and Kashmir Council was held in Muzaffarabad. Television channels and Radio stations are airing special programmes to highlight the Kashmir dispute and Indian brutalities against innocent Kashmiris.
In Lahore, a ceremony was held to celebrate Kashmir Solidarity Day by the Unique Group of Institutions, in collaboration with the Punjab Higher Education Department at Aiwan-e-Iqbal. The ceremony was attended by Mushaal Mullick, Kashmiri leader Yaseen Malik, Provincial Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gilani and a large number of students and teachers from different institutions. Speaking on the occasion, Mushaal said they were hopeful that the youth would bring revolution to Kashmir. She said that the death of Burhan Wani exposed the injustices. He added this was the fifth generation of Kashmiris who were facing brutalities of the Indian state, she added.
Provincial Higher Education Minister Syed Raza Ali Gillani said that freedom was the fundamental right of every living being. He hoped that Kashmiris will soon also be enjoying the same. "Kashmir is an integral part of Pakistan and we will keep supporting Kashimir diplomatically, despite the hue and cry of India," he added.