The nation is observing Kashmir Day today in solidarity with Kashmiris under Indian occupation for the last 70 years.
Pakistanis have observed Kashmir Day since 1991 when then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called on the nation to observe a “Kashmir Solidarity Day”.
The plight of the Kashmiri people under Indian occupation is well known and Kashmir Day is marked by the country in support of the people who have struggled under a tyrannous occupation for decades.
Over 50,000 Kashmiris have been martyred by Indian forces including men, women and children, not to mention the Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri freedom fighters who have laid down their lives. The people of Kashmir continue to be subjugated under a brutal Indian regime which has taken ruthless action against any dissent.
The human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir are well-documented with hundreds subject to curbs on freedom of speech, killings, enforced disappearances
In 2018 alone, more than 100 civilians were killed by Indian forces, including children according to this Washington Post article.
This year, Pakistanis will again show solidarity to their brothers and sisters in Kashmir, and pay tribute to the martyrs of Kashmir.