Countrywide rallies in support of IoK on ‘Independence Day’

Published: August 14, 2019
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Attendees wave Pakistan's national flag and Kashmir's flag, to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir at the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, August 14, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

Attendees wave Pakistan's national flag and Kashmir's flag, to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir at the Mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, August 14, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

As the nation celebrates its 73rd Independence Day, rallies were held on August 14 in support of occupied Kashmir (IoK) and against India for its illegal actions in the disputed region.

India revoked the special status of the IoK on August 5 and moved to quell widespread protests by shutting down communications.

Pakistan reaffirms support for Kashmir on 73rd Independence Day

The 73rd Independence Day is being celebrated today as Kashmir Solidarity Day to express full support to Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) organised a rally on Kashmir from Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi to D-Chowk in Islamabad today. The rally passed through Faizabad will reach Centaurs Mall and then to D-Chowk.

In South Waziristan, a rally was taken out in solidarity with Kashmir. Participants of the rally were carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans condemning the Indian atrocities in the IoK.

Rallies and special events were also organised by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) today.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif wanted the day to be dedicated to the Kashmir cause.

In his Independence Day message on Twitter, he said, “Now is the time to take timely decisions on Kashmir and to implement them.”

 

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