Srinagar, March 23, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Pakistani flags were hoisted at many places in Srinagar, Islamabad, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and other areas to celebrate the Pakistan Day, today.
Special prayers for security, stability and prosperity of Pakistan were held on the occasion. Hoisting of the Pakistani flags on its national days and during anti-India demonstrations has become a common occurrence in the occupied territory.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat organized a function in Srinagar, today, to mark the Pakistan Day. The participants of the gathering sang Pakistan’s national anthem and waved Pakistani flag. Addressing on the occasion, the party Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, said that the observance of Pakistan Day in the occupied territory despite adverse situation clearly conveyed to the world that Kashmiri Muslims wanted to live and die with the Muslims of Pakistan. The Dukhtaran activists waved Pakistani flag braving the recent warning issued by Indian Army Chief, Bipin Rawat, that the people displaying Pakistani flag and raising pro-Pakistan slogans will be dealt with sternly.
The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, in a statement in Srinagar while greeting Pakistani government, army and people on their National Day said, Pakistan is the centre of hope for the whole Muslim Ummah. He maintained that Pakistan was the only Muslim country in the world that openly supported the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris and helped them on political, diplomatic and moral levels. Hurriyet leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Farida Bahenji, Advocate Devinder Singh and Muhammad Ramzan Khan, the Executive Director of a local human rights forum Voice of Victims, Abdul Qadeer, and the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League in their separate statements felicitated the Pakistanis on the occasion of their National Day.
On the other hand, Indian police re-arrested the illegally detained senior APHC leader, Masarrat Aalam Butt, immediately after his release from Baramulla district jail. APHC leader, Bilal Siddiqui, in a statement in Srinagar strongly condemning the re-arrest of Masarrat Aalam Butt said that the detained leader was being subjected to vengeance.
Hurriyet leaders, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Javaid Ahmed Mir and Zafar Akbar Butt, in their statements in Srinagar hailed the remarks on Kashmir by Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain. The President in his address on the occasion of National Day parade in Islamabad reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support to the Kashmir cause.
Meanwhile, people staged forceful demonstrations in Soura area of Srinagar, today, against nocturnal raids by Indian police. The police and paramilitary personnel fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters. The police arrested at least a dozen youth in Arihal area of Pulwama district last night for participating in anti-India demonstrations.
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