Rallies across Sindh mark Kashmir Solidarity Day

One-minute silence observed to pay tribute to Kashmiri martyrs

Alike other parts of the country rallies were taken out across Sindh to express solidarity with oppressed Kashmiri, who have been braving Indian tyranny for the past 76 years.

They bashed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inflicting brutality on innocent Kashmiris and depriving them of fundamental rights.

Carrying placards and banners in their hands, school going children, youth and heads of religious groups chanted slogans against trigger happy Indian authorities and urged International leadership and UN Authorities to take effective measures for ending the agony once and for all.

Assistant District Commissioner-II Thatta Nazir Ahmed Lund who led solitary walk in Thatta said that; The people of Pakistan would continue to raise the vice for the cause of Kashmir adding that moral, diplomatic as well as political support to the suppressed Kashmiris District Education Officer Huzur Bux Khaskeli said that Ignominy in Kashmir had been patronised by Indian Government.

Referring to India Prime Minister; He said that the butcher of Bengal was facilitating ferocity in Kashmir but the so-called champions of Human Rights had kept silent on the issue.

He further said that to foil the Indian agenda it was necessary to form an effective strategy and Muslim countries should also play their part in restoring the peace of Kashmir valley.

District Commissioner Sujawal Imtiaz Ali Abro said that the Pakistani force had been defending the country with utmost valour and would stand by their Kashmiri brothers and sisters until they got rid from Indian oppression.

He said that innocent Kashmiris had been bearing the brunt of agony for the past 7 decades and the day was not far away when their dream of independence would come true.

People of northern Sindh observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday to highlight the Kashmiris’ cause and the need for resolution of the longstanding Kashmir dispute as per their aspirations.

The day dawned with special prayers at mosques for the freedom of the Kashmiri people and their emancipation from Indian subjugation.

A one-minute silence was observed to pay tribute to the Kashmiri martyrs.

Human chains at Municipal Stadium Sukkur where Deputy Commissioner (DC), Sukkur, Shehzad Thaheem and officers of the district officers were also present while other points were formed.

Rallies, public meetings, functions and seminars were held at Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Ghotki, Jaccabababad and other districts of northern Sindh to highlight the Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir and different aspects of the dispute.

These events were also aimed at drawing the attention of the world community towards the plight of the people in the occupied territory.

Local FM channels broadcasted special programmes featuring different dimensions of the issue.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the purpose of observing ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ is to highlight the sacrifices of oppressed Kashmiri brothers and sisters to the world.

He said that the blood of the people of Kashmir had been calling the world’s human rights leaders for justice for seven decades.

The Chief Minister said that the time had come to resolve the Kashmir issue as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

He said that Pakistan stood with the people of Kashmir and would continue to shaken the conscience of the world until IIOJK issue was resolved.

Sindh Minister for Information, Transport and Mass Transit Sharjeel Inam Memon on Sunday said that February 5 was a day to renew our pledge in support of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination.

He said, ‘Kashmiris are not alone in their struggle.’ And, ‘We all are standing with them.’

In his message on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Minister said that Kashmiris had kept the Kashmir issue alive with their unmatchable sacrifices.

He said that no oppression by India could end the spirit of resistance of Kashmiris.

He further said that Modi government has turned Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) the largest prison in the world by abolishing Article 370 of Indian Constitution.

The Minister said that 900,000 Indian troops had made the lives of people miserable in IIOJK adding that Modi had a long-standing dream and agenda, which he had followed to appease RSS and Hindu extremists.

Sharjeel Memon said that Pakistani nation had a principled and historical stand on the issue of IIOJK

He pledged that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) would continue to support Kashmiris until their right to self-determination as per a resolution of United Nations (UN).

Kamran Khamiso Khowaja is the district correspondent of Daily Minute Mirror From Thatta and Sujawal. He covers social, political, environmental and cultural stories. He can be reached on Twitter @ZaibSha1 and through email at kamran.khowaja338@gmail.com.