Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed every year with the sole objective of seeking a peaceful solution to the Kashmir problem, besides delivering a pragmatic message to the international community.
The hallmark of the day will occur at 10am when Pakistanis and Kashmiris join hands to reiterate complete solidarity by forming human chains on all six bridges at the entering points of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
The day will dawn with special prayers for the martyrs of Kashmir, victory of the freedom struggle and expression of solidarity with the Kashmiri people, followed by mass rallies, symposia, walks-for-peace, conventions, meetings and speech declamations.
The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and the upper house of the AJK Parliament, the AJK Council, will hold a joint session at Muzaffarabad to pay tribute to the people of occupied Jammu & Kashmir for their continuous struggle to achieve their right of self-determination.
“The Solidarity Day reminds us of the sacrifices rendered by thousands of Kashmiris besides renewing our commitment to the resolution of the dispute,” said Raja Zaffar Maharoof, Chairman of the Central Coordination Committee of Muslim Conference.
He said the day would be observed this year with renewed resolve as the need for worldwide projection of Kashmir dispute had become imperative. —Photos by Reuters/text by APP
Supporters of the political and religious party Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) take part in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day.
Supporters of the political and religious party Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) take part in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day, near the Line of Control in Chakothi, about 58 km south of Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Supporters of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) take part in a rally.
Members of Pakistan's special police forces stand guard while supporters of Jamaatud Dawa (JuD) take part in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Quetta.
A Pakistani Shia Muslim shouts slogans while taking part in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad. The placard reads in Urdu: ?Kashmir to become a part of Pakistan?.
Supporters of the Jamaatud Dawa take part in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad.
A supporter of Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) uses a plastic sheet to take shelter from the rain as he takes part in a rally marking Kashmir Solidarity Day in Peshawar.
Supporters of religious political party Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chant slogans during a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Peshawar. The banner reads in Urdu: ?Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir?.