Pakistan will observe ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ against the recent spate of killings in the valley.
According to a report in Geo News, rallies, functions and walks would be held in different parts of the country and around the globe by Pakistanis and Kashmiris living there to ‘expose Indian atrocities and highlight the need for peaceful resolution of the long-standing dispute.’
A resolution to this effect was adopted in a special meeting of the federal cabinet held in Islamabad on April 2 with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in the chair.
In Pakistan admisntred Kashmir, main rally will be taken out in Muzaffarabad, whereas similar rallies will be taken out from the deputy commissioners offices in Neelum, Jhelum Valley, Bagh, Rawalakot, Haveli, Kotli and other districts, the TV report said.
On last Sunday 20 people were killed—13 militants, four civilians and three armed forces—in three separate gunfights in south Kashmir. Another civilian was killed when police fired pellets ta youth in central Kashmir’s Kangan district on Tuesday. So far 0ver 200 civilians have been injured in clashes with government forces across Kashmir.
On Thursday, after three days educational institutions were thrown open in however the valley saw a wave of student protests.
Abbasi recently, said that the ‘brutal crackdown’ on civilians protesting against the killings in Shopian was deplorable. The Pakistan premier also said that his country stands with Kashmiris struggle for Right to Self Determination.
The Pakistani cabinet also decided to send special envoys to selected capitals to highlight the deteriorating situation in Kashmir.
Moreover, Pakistani cricket star Shahid Afridi, who has a huge fan following all over the world, in a tweet said that that innocents in Kashmir are being killed to suppress the voice of self determination and independence.