Youm-e-Istehsal: Exactly A year Ago, India Robbed Kashmir’s identity

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Aug, 2020. 10:08 am

Rumi once said, “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” The saddened Kashmir yet again hit headlines on August 5 as this day marks the anniversary of its Robbed Identity. However, Youm-e-Istehsal is being observed today (Wednesday) to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris.

Exactly a year ago, India on this day; robbed Kashmir’s identity by abrogating its special status, where 7 million people have been living under a brutal military occupation and Internet blackout.

This day (Youm-e-Istehsal) has become another infamous date in the history of Kashmir that witnesses the increased repression by extremist Modi regime.

The Indian authorities continue to impose curfew and strict restrictions to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations on Youm-e-Istehsal, being observed, today.

Indian troops have been deployed in strength across the occupied territory to keep the people indoors.

The authorities have sealed most of the roads and market places.

Announcements were made on loudspeakers wherein people were asked to stay inside their homes.

No movement of people is being allowed.

Meanwhile, a complete shutdown is being observed in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir as a mark of protest against continued military siege and the Modi regime’s nefarious plans to change the demographic profile of the territory.

Call for the strike has been given by the veteran Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and supported by almost all Hurriyat leaders and organizations.

Markets and business establishments across the occupied territory are shut while public transport is off the road.

A host of events have been arranged in order to denounce the Indian unilateral illegal actions against Kashmiri people as well as the atrocities being carried out by the Indian forces in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Imran Khan address 

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address AJK Assembly tomorrow to reaffirm Pakistan’s support to the cause of Kashmiris.

President Arif Alvi Address 

President Arif Alvi will lead the walk-in Islamabad.

Solidarity walks

Solidarity walks of one mile will be arranged in all the main cities including the federal capital.

The Participants of the walk will wear black bands and carry the flags of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

One minute silence

One minute silence is to be observed across the country.

Traffic to be halted for one minute and sirens will be played.

Pakistan and AJK National anthems

The television channels and Radio will play Pakistan and AJK National anthems immediately after one-minute silence.

Senate Session

A special session of the Senate has also been summoned tomorrow in which glowing tributes will be paid to the sacrifices being rendered by the Kashmiri people for their just struggle.

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