ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced to hold a big public gathering in Muzaffarabad on Friday to express solidarity with the besieged people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In a tweet on Wednesday night, he said the aim of the gathering was to send a message to the world about the continuing siege of the Occupied Kashmir by Indian occupational forces.
Imran Khan said the gathering would also show Pakistan’s resolve to stand with Kashmiris in this hour of trial.
On September 4, PM Imran Khan had asked the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to urge India to halt ‘illegal actions’ in Kashmir.
“International community has the responsibility to pressurize India to halt and reverse its illegal actions and aggressive policies and postures in Occupied Kashmir,” PM Imran Khan had said while talking to Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Islamabad.
He had stressed the importance of immediate lifting of curfew, removal of restrictions on movement and communications, and respect for the fundamental rights of the people of Occupied Kashmir.
The prime minister had highlighted Pakistan’s deep concern over the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Occupied Kashmir because of the month-long complete lockdown and communications blackout in the occupied territory.
After usurping all basic rights and freedoms of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India had also banned Muharram processions in the territory.
Since abrogation of special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5, the Indian authorities had also not allowed Jumma prayers at Srinagar’s historic Jamia Masjid.
Meanwhile, the occupied valley remains under strict military siege. All markets, schools and colleges are closed while transport is off the road. Internet, mobile, landlines and TV channels in most areas are also shut.
Patients are scrambling for medicines while doctors are facing immense difficulties to reach the hospitals.