All the people across the Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir mark the February 5, as solidarity day in a befitting manner to pay homage to martyrs of state Jammu & Kashmir, and express unity with people of Indian occupied part of the state in their rightful struggle for freedom from Indian subjugation.
Pakistan had been marking the day since 1990 to highlight the plight of people of the State Jammu & Kashmir for their birth-right to self-determination promised to them by the international community through UN Security Council Resolutions of January 17, 1948, April 21 1948, August 13, 1948 and January 05, 1949, and make it realize of its obligation of ensuring a UN sponsored plebiscite in the state according to the wishes of the people of the state.
Solidarity Day was first observed in 1990 when nation collectively prayed for the success of freedom movement of people of Kashmiri.
Symbolically, the Kashmir valley is known as “heaven on earth” which showcases stunning natural beauty, heavenly glimpses of different seasons and popular for its rare arts and crafts. While after the illegal occupation of a big part of Jammu & Kashmir state by Indian army, the heaven of Kashmir valley was enclosed in barbed wires drenched in blood and smell of Gun Powder which raised the issue of mass scale human rights violation committed by Indian Armed Forces in Jammu & Kashmir.
Kashmir problem is unfinished agenda of partition plan of 1947 which librated India from British Crown to make two free states Pakistan and India.
Under the plan the State of Jammu & Kashmir would have become part of Pakistan but unfortunately soon after independence India occupied the state and kept people of the territory under its yoke. However, people of State started freedom movement and liberated part of the State Jammu & Kashmir from Indian occupation which is known as Azad (free) Jammu & Kashmir.
The day protests against Indian occupation and atrocities on the inhabitants of the part of the State Jammu & Kashmir occupied by India using her military might. This issue is a real bone of contention in the relations of Pakistan and India since 1947.
Pity the so-called Flag-Bearers of Humanity, USA, Russia and UK who kill thousands of people in the name of human rights, but dam-care about their own promises given in UNO about seven decades back.
The Indian Express newspaper reported on Sunday that doctors at Srinagar’s Shri Maharaja Singh hospital have treated at least 446 patients with injuries sustained from being shot at with pellet guns, which have been used against protesters by Indian forces in the region.
A majority of victims have “multiple structural damage” to their eyes, the state government told the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, according to the daily.
Pellet guns have been widely used to quell protests in Kashmir that erupted after a popular rebel commander, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces last month.
At least 66 people have been killed in the almost daily anti-India protests and rolling curfews prompted by the killing of Wani on July 8.
The Central Reserve Police Force, an Indian paramilitary unit, told the Jammu and Kashmir High Court that it had used 1.3 million pellets in 32 days, adding that “it was difficult to follow the standard operating procedure given the nature of the protests”.