Rallies held to express solidarity with oppressed Kashmiris
MIRPURKHAS: Activists of different political and religious parties, students and traders` organisations and civil society took out rallies in a number of Sindh towns on Thursday to express solidarity with oppressed people of illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and their peaceful struggle for freedom from Indian occupation.
In Mirpurkhas, speakers at a multiparty conference organised by Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) urged the government to raise Kashmir issue on international level in a forceful and aggressive manner.
JI naib emir Asadullah Bhutto said that India had destroyed Kashmir over the decades since it occupied the valley in 1947 in a treacherous manner. Regrettably, Pakistan government too had failed to raise the Kashmir issue on international forums in a more effective manner, he said.
He said that in addition to atrocities being committed by Indian soldiers day in and day out the Indian government had cut off Kashmiris` means of communication with the rest of the world.
He said that the conference should raise the Kashmir issue and tell the world that India had forcibly occupied Kashmir and oppressed its Muslim population.
Leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Jamiat Ulema-i-IslamFazl, Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan, Sindh United Party, Pak Sarzameen Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Functional, Sunni Rabita Council, District Bar Association, Malak Welfare Association, civil society and Chamber of Commerce and Industry expressed solidarity with the oppressed Kashmir brethren.
SUKKUR: Activists of several political and religious parties and groups and students took out rallies in Sukkur, Jacobabad, Khanpur Mahar and Kandhkot to voice support for the oppressed Kashmiris.
Voice of Sukkur Youth organised flag-hoisting ceremony at Peoples Hockey Stadium in Sukkur to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris.
Sul(kur deputy commissioner, who was chief guest at the programme, said that the government should create awareness among masses about the simmering human crisis in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the atrocities committed by Indian forces.
Youth Integrity Club and Character Building Society, Sukkur IBA University Students Council also organised a walk and flag-hoisting ceremony in Sukkur IBA University.
In Khanpur Mahar, a rally was taken out by All Private Schools Association in which the participants were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans `Kashmir banay ga Pakistan` and chanting slogans against India.
In Jacobabad, workers of PTI, Syed Ittehad and Qaumi Aman Council took out separate rallies. The participants torched effigies of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian flag at the DC roundabout where the rallies terminated.
In Kandhkot JI, Aman Committee, Jamiat Tulaba-i-Islam and degree college also brought out rallies to express solidarity with Kashmiris.