Pakistan has always stood with Kashmir and the people of Kashmir in their struggle to obtain their rights and wishes. Hence on February 5 of every year, the nation and its citizens spread across the world, celebrate Kashmir Solidarity Day or Kashmir Day.
Symbolic gestures are very much part and parcel of this day, as people will make human chains in areas that join Pakistan with Azad Kashmir such as Kohala Bridge, Mangla Bridge etc. To honour Kashmiri martyrs, a one-minute silence was also observed at 10:00 am.
In order to raise the plight of Kashmiris and highlight the atrocities being committed by the Indian authorities, seminars, rallies, public meetings and functions will be held.
Speaking exclusively to ARY News on the occasion, Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir Chaudhry Abdul Majid said he was thankful to Pakistan for their support and solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
#KashmirSolidarityDay trends on Twitter in Pakistan:-
Kashmiris have faith in their freedom struggle and they are giving unmatched sacrifices. Freedom is their right.
— Waleed Afridi (@WaleedViews) February 5, 2016
— PTI Commando (@ahmadattiquejt1) February 5, 2016
— Ahsan Nazir Raja (@SNRaja_) February 5, 2016
#KashmirSolidarityDay generation after generation of Kashmiris have rejected Indian occupation. We stand with them in their struggle.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) February 5, 2016
— Hameed Ullah Shaheen (@iHUSB) February 5, 2016