Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed in Pakistan, on Sunday (5th February), to express solidarity with Kashmiri people.
5th February signifies the day when Pakistan shows its political, moral and diplomatic support for Kashmir, on their ongoing struggle for freedom. Furthermore, the government announced a holiday on the day.
The day began with special prayers for the martyrs of Kashmir, the freedom struggle and expression of solidarity with the people of Kashmir. This followed by mass rallies, symposia, walks for peace, conventions and public gatherings to draw the attention of world peace organizations towards the troubles of demoralized Kashmiri people.
One-minute silence was observed at 10.00 am across Pakistan to honour Kashmiri martyrs.
Human chains at Kohala and Mangla Bridges and other points linking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir were formed to show unity and solidarity towards the pain suffered by Kashmiris. Among others, Senators, Members of the National and Provincial Assemblies, politicians, senior officials and notables attended these events.
Members of the Kashmir Committee of the National Assembly, in Islamabad, are scheduled to visit the office of United Nations and present a memorandum on India to allow the people of Kashmir the right to self-determination.
Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) prearranged a day full of programs featuring different aspects of the Kashmir issue and crushing of human rights by India in Occupied Kashmir.