Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the people of Kashmir not alone in their struggle, against Indian armed forces.
The army chief said millions of Kashmiris have been imprisoned and India has suppressed the rights of innocent civilians.
He said Kashmir strives to gain its independence in light of the UN resolution and lauded the sacrifices of the armed forces, responsible for keeping Kashmir alive.
PM message on Kashmir
Earlier PM Imran stated that by revoking the special status of the occupied region and deploying over 900,000 troops, India has turned eight million Kashmiris into prisoners in their own homeland.
He further demanded the immediate lifting of the curfew and to release the tens of thousands of innocent people who have been abducted and detained at undisclosed locations.
President’s Message on Kashmir
President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated Pakistan’s continued political, moral and diplomatic support for the people of occupied Kashmir.
President Alvi said India’s illegal annexation of the occupied region directly contravened the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. He further stated that India continued to victimise the innocent Muslims by denying them their right to self-determination.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also demanded that the international community do more in order to support the oppressed people of Kashmir.
He urged India to allow the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission access to the region, in order to ascertain the reports of the gross human rights violation, despite India’s biased reporting.
“Each additional second on the lockdown clock a burden on the world’s collective conscience,” the foreign minister said.
Social media on Kashmir
On the other hand social media users show solidarity and a number of Twitter hashtags popped up in unanimity with the people of the valley.