New York’s Times Square lights up in solidarity for Kashmiri people

11:19 AM | 4 Aug, 2020
New York’s Times Square lights up in solidarity for Kashmiri people
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NEW YORK - Billboards at New York city’s iconic Times Square lit up in solidarity with Kashmiri people, as the Indian siege of Kashmir is set to enter a second year.

Pakistan’s ambassador in the United States (US), Asad Khan shared footage of the scenes in the heart of the big apple on his Twitter handle.

“Scenes at Times Square as Kashmiris mark a full year of their imprisonment on August 5. That is one full year of forced disappearances, torture, and a siege that has been intensified on the pretext of Covid-19. #LetKashmirSpeak #OneYearSiege”, the caption of the post read.

On July 31, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had said that Youm-e-Istehsal would be observed on August 5 in solidarity with the Kashmiri people.

The illegal actions of August 5 were aimed at ending the Muslim identity of the Kashmiri people in IIOJ&K. India is also divided on the steps taken on August 5, he said, reminding that the people of Kashmir rejected the move by India.