Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed today (Friday) across the country including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to condemn the ongoing state terrorism and violence by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
The decision to observe the Solidarity Day was taken by the Federal Cabinet at its meeting held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday following the killing of innocent people by the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir on Sunday.
Different programmes including rallies, demonstrations and walks would be held across the country and in different parts of the world by Pakistanis and Kashmiris to draw the attention of the international community towards the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and to highlight the need for peaceful resolution of the longstanding dispute.
In AJK, the main rally will be taken out in Muzaffarabad, whereas similar rallies will be taken out from the deputy commissioner's offices in Neelum, Jhelum Valley, Bagh, Rawalakot, Haveli, Kotli and other AJK districts.
At least 19 Kashmiri youth were martyred in operations and subsequent action against protesters by Indian forces earlier this week. Over 200 civilians were also injured in the action.