Hurriyat Leader Chairman Jammu and Kashmir liberation Front Mohammad Yasin Malik video message to Pakistanis on Kashmir Solidarity Day
Associated Press Service
ISLAMABAD: Feb 05,2019- Prime Minister Imran Khan said on the occasion of Kashmir Day that Seven decades have passed and the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir remains unresolved. Ruthless killings, pellet injuries to children and infants, rapes and torture; Indian atrocities in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir continue unabated and so does the spirit and courage of Kashmiris in their fight to achieve the legitimate right to self-determination.
He said that Kashmiris have been fervently demanding an end to India’s illegitimate rule, spanning more than 70 long and bloody years. Since 1947, the number of tortures, rapes and killings perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces against innocent Kashmiris has become a case study in unprecedented violence. Thousands of innocent Kashmiris have been brutally tortured and extra-judiciously killed during forced disappearances or illegal custody by the Indian occupation forces, which enjoy full immunity under draconian laws.
The Report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Jammu and Kashmir echoes Pakistan’s repeated calls to the international community to take stock of India’s brutal use of pellet guns, indiscriminate firing, use of human shields and promulgation of the draconian Armed Force Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) that are making lives of the people in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir a living hell.
He added that the observance of the Kashmir Solidarity Day every year on 5th of February commemorates the strong and unflinching resolve of the Kashmiris to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination from Indian subjugation which does not weaken rather strengthens with every passing day and with each new act of Indian cruelty in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed today [Tuesday] to express whole hearted support of the Pakistani nation to just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under UN resolutions.
On the occasion, President Arif Alvi will address session of the AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarbad. He will also address a function in the federal capital in the evening.
Human chains will be formed at Kohala, Mangla, Holar and Azad Pattan points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
In the federal capital Islamabad, people belonging to different strata of society will form a human chain at D-Chowk to express solidarity with their oppressed Kashmiri brethren. One minute silence will be observed at 10.00 am to pay homage to the martyrs of the liberation struggle of occupied Kashmir.
Rallies, public meetings, and seminars will be held across the country, including Azad Kashmir to draw attention of the world community towards grave human rights violations and brutalities against innocent Kashmiris by the Indian security forces.
This time around, events have also been organized in London to effectively project humanitarian aspects of the lingering Kashmir dispute at the world level.
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, people will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day with a renewed pledge to seek a solution to the longstanding dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. The day will dawn with special prayers for the martyrs and success of the freedom movement.
Human Chains will be formed at Kohala, BararKot and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.
One-minute silence will be observed at 10.00 a.m. to honor the Kashmiri martyrs.
In Muzaffarabad, the main event of the day will be the special session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly which will be addressed by President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi.
Food would be distributed among the Kashmiri refugees in their camps at Muzaffarabd, Bagh, Kotli and Mirpur.
Public rallies, walks, seminars have also been organized to draw world attention towards the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people in occupied territory. Azad Kashmir Radio Muzaffarabad has arranged daylong programmes featuring different dimensions of the Kashmir dispute, freedom struggle, human rights abuse by India in Occupied Kashmir and interviews of important personalities.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the main function in connection with the Kashmir solidarity day will be held in Peshawar.
The speakers will pinpoint the atrocities being perpetrated by Indian troops on the innocent Kashmiris in occupied territory.
Meanwhile, rallies will be taken out from Hashtnagri, Gulbahar and Chamkani to mark the day.
Similarly, a photographic exhibition has also been arranged to highlight the Indian atrocities.
Special functions will also be held in all educational institutions across the province to express solidarity with the innocent Kashmiri people who are struggling for their right to self-determination.
Like other parts of the country, Kashmir Solidarity Day will also be observed in Balochistan. In this connection, a number of programmes have been chalked out to mark the day and express solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren.
In Gilgit Baltistan, protest rallies will be carried out tomorrow in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day.
In Gilgit, the main protest rally will be taken out from High School No1.
Speakers on the occasion will condemn atrocities being perpetrated on innocent Kashmiries who are struggling for their inalienable right to self-determination.
Force Commander Northern Areas Major General Ahsan Memhood will also lead a car rally from Lalik Jan Stadium.
Kashmir Solidrity Day will also be observed in Sindh province like other parts of the country.
Rallies will be carried out in all cities including metropolitan Karachi to highlight struggle of Kashmiris.