Kashmir Solidarity Day
Kashmir Day: A Day of Solidarity with the People of Kashmir
Kashmir Solidarity Day
Kashmir Day is observed on February 5th every year to show solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to raise awareness about the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region. The day marks the anniversary of the unanimous resolution passed by the Parliament of Pakistan in 1990, declaring February 5th as a day of solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
Jammu and Kashmir is a region located in the northern part of India and Pakistan. The region has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since their independence from British rule in 1947. The people of Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting for their right to self-determination and independence from India and Pakistan. The struggle for freedom has been ongoing for over seven decades and has resulted in widespread human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings, disappearances, torture, and widespread restrictions on freedom of speech and movement.
How it started
On August 5, 2019, India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and divided it into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. This move has been widely criticized by human rights organizations and the international community, who see it as an attempt to undermine the rights of the Kashmiri people. The Indian government has imposed strict restrictions on the movement of people, and has cut off communication lines, including the internet, in an attempt to clamp down on dissent.
The impact of these restrictions on the daily lives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir has been devastating. Schools and universities have been shut down, businesses have been impacted, and people have been unable to access essential services, such as healthcare. The situation in the region has also resulted in increased levels of mental health problems, as well as increased poverty and unemployment.
Kashmir Day is observed across Pakistan and in the Pakistani diaspora, as well as in other parts of the world. The day is marked by rallies, protests, and demonstrations to show support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Political leaders and civil society organizations use the day to raise awareness about the situation in the region and to call for an end to the human rights abuses being committed by the Indian government.
In addition to rallies and demonstrations, Kashmir Day is also marked by the distribution of food and essential supplies to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. This is seen as a way to demonstrate solidarity with the people of the region and to provide them with much-needed support.
The observance of Kashmir Day is not limited to Pakistan. Across the world, people come together to show their support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to call for an end to the humanitarian crisis in the region. In many countries, rallies and demonstrations are organized to show support for the Kashmiri people, and to raise awareness about their struggle for freedom.
In conclusion, Kashmir Day is an important day for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and for those who stand in solidarity with them. The day provides an opportunity for people to come together and raise their voices against the human rights abuses being committed in the region. It is a day to show support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to demonstrate the importance of their struggle for freedom and self-determination.
In these troubled times, it is important that we stand with the people of Jammu and Kashmir, and call for an end to the humanitarian crisis in the region. We must continue to raise our voices and to show our support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, until their rights are finally recognized and respected.
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Submitted By Uzair Ahmed