Rallies Mark Youm-E-Istehsal Kashmir Across City.

LAHORE -- Walks and rallies were organized in the city to express solidarity with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir on the 'Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir' (Day of Exploitation of Kashmiris) on Friday. The Lahore Art Council also held a rally in this regard here at Alhamra Art Centre. LAC Executive Director Farhat Jabeen led the rally from Alhamra to 90-Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam, in which Alhamra's officers, employees and other people participated with placards and posters in their hands. They raised their voices in favour of the Kashmiri people. Jabeen said that the international community and the United Nations should fulfill their responsibility of protecting innocent Kashmiris from crimes against humanity, being committed by the Indian military in the IIOJ and K.

She said that all Pakistanis were showing solidarity with the Kashmiris. 'The Kashmir dispute is an internationally recognised issue and needs to be resolved in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people,' she added. The executive director said that Alhamra would continue highlighting the Kashmir issue till their independence, adding that as per the United Nations charter of human rights, 'Freedom is the basic right of any individual or nation, therefore, India could not snatch freedom from the people of Kashmir.' Meanwhile, the officers and staff of the Inspectorate of Mines held a walk on Friday to denounce the revocation of special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jummu and Kashmir (IIOJ and K) by India three years ago. Mines Labour Welfare Commissioner Riaz Chaudhry and Chief Inspector of Mines M Siddique Chaudhry led the walk. Besides flags of Pakistan and Kashmir, the participants were also carrying placards and banners to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren. They raised slogans to condemn the...

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