Youm-e-Istehsal is being observed on Thursday, (today) to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
The day is being observed as it has been two years to India’s abrogation of Article 370 of its constitution, which led to an attempt to illegally annex occupied Kashmir and divide it into two union territories.
The main intent behind observing the occasion in solemnity is to expose Indian atrocities.
Posters and billboards have been displayed at the main roads of Islamabad and other provincial capitals to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people and expose the atrocities being committed by the occupation forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Solidarity walks of one mile will be arranged in all the main cities including the federal capital. President Arif Alvi will lead the walk in Islamabad.
On August 5 2019, the Narendra Modi government revoked articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution, which gave a special status to the disputed territory of the state of J&K.
Thus, New Delhi unilaterally annexed the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) with the Indian Federation to turn Muslim majority into minority.
Statements on ‘Youm-e-Istehsal‘
Prime Minister Imran Khan, DG ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and President Arif Alvi have issued a statement on Youm-e-Istehsal.