Kashmir Solidarity Day: Intl. Conference Held at British Parliament, Pakistan Observes Holiday
In their bid to show solidarity with Kashmir and to remember those who lost their lives in an ongoing conflict, every year Pakistan along with other nations observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th February.
The day is being observed since 1990 when Kashmiris led an armed struggle against Indian rule in Kashmir.
Besides declaring a holiday on 5th February, the government of Pakistan had scheduled many activities to observe this day.
On Tuesday morning, the Pakistan nation observed a minute’s silence at 10 am to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in Kashmir. After that a human chain was formed at D- Chowk in Islamabad and at all connecting points in Pakistan and Pakistan Administered Kashmir to exhibit the solidarity with Kashmiris.
Alongside Kashmiri artists and singers who performed in the festival held at Lok Versa, Islamabad, Pakistan, all television and radio channels broadcasted programmers regarding Kashmiri culture, traditions and politics.
Meanwhile, an international conference was held at the British Parliament on the Kashmir Solidarity Day, where a resolution over the plight of Kashmiri people was adopted. The resolution addressed the United Nations and the international community to take necessary and immediate measures regarding human rights violations in Kashmir.