LAHORE – Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed on Sunday, February 5 to express solidarity with the plight of Kashmiri people for self-determination in the face of the state sponsored oppression of the Indian regime, according to Radio Pakistan.
The date signifies Pakistan’s political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris for their ongoing struggle. Furthermore, the government has announced a holiday on the day.
The day will dawn with special prayers for the martyrs of Kashmir, victory of the freedom struggle and expression of solidarity with the Kashmiri people, followed by mass rallies, symposia, walks for peace, conventions and meeting in order to draw world attention towards the plight of oppressed Kashmiri people.
One-minute silence will be observed at 10.00 am across the nation to honour Kashmiri martyrs.
Human chains at Kohala and Mangla Bridges and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir will be formed. Among others, Senators, Members of the National and Provincial Assemblies, politicians, senior officials and notables will attend these events.
In Islamabad, members of the Kashmir Committee of the National Assembly will visit the office of the United Nations to present a memorandum calling on India to grant Kashmiris the right to self-determination.
Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) has arranged daylong programmes featuring different dimensions of the Kashmir issue, trampling of human rights by India in Occupied Kashmir and interviews of important personalities.