5th August is the black day for Kashmiris. Two years back, India illegally stripped Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) of its special status. Since then, Kashmir remains under brutal military occupation.
They were pushed into lockdown which made them suffer massive economic losses. Moreover, the suspension of the Internet added to their woes.
Today marks 2 years to that black day and still, Kashmiris are suffering. They are being treated as a second class citizen in their own state. No access to education, medical and routine facilities.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed solidarity on Youm-E-Istehsal saying,
“The Indian govt’s barbarism in IIOJK is inspired by its RSS Hindutva ideology. Today India is destroying regional stability through its rogue actions & state sponsored terrorism in contravention of all international laws & norms.”
He further appreciated the courage of Kashmiris for standing against India.
It’s not only a black day for Kashmir but also for Pakistanis. A solidarity walk is organized in Islamabad which will be led by President Arif Alvi. The participants will wear black belts to express their grief for the Kashmiri brothers and sisters.
People from all over the world have come forward to voice for Kashmir but it made no difference to India as they continue the oppression in Kashmir.
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