Kashmir Day History, Observation, and Objectives

Kashmir Day History, Observation, and Objectives
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Kashmir Day History Observation and Objectives: Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed each year on 5th February throughout Pakistan. It’s a national holiday observed in the whole country. Pakistan is always supportive to Kashmiris for moral, political and diplomatic aspects. The Kashmir issue is a major conflict between India and Pakistan. It resulted in three major wars between both of the states. The Kashmir conflict had been raised since the day of partition of Subcontinent India.

There’s bloodshed and cruelty in Kashmir by the Indian Army. This issue has been raised many times even at international level but India seems to unresolve the biggest issue. The United Nations security council tried to resolve it by announcing the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan but India refused just like before. Here I’ve briefly explained the Kashmir Day History, Observation, and Objectives. So, read this post till the end to get the detailed information about Kashmir Day History.

Kashmir Day History

In 1947, the British left South Asia due to the agreement and they announced the partition of the Subcontinent as per requests of Muslims. The partition of the Indian subcontinent occurred and two major states came into existence; Pakistan and India. It was fixed that Muslim Majority States/ Areas willbe given to Pakistan and Hindu Majority Areas will be joined to India. While other states might join either India or Pakistan.

The state of Kashmir was a Muslim Majority Area. It has economic, cultural, and geographic contiguity with the Muslim-majority area of the Punjab, Pakistan. So, it was clear that Kashmir would be a part of Pakistan. Hari Singh, the maharaja of Kashmir, delayed the decision. He might think delaying could be fine for the independence of Kashmir. But due to some other major disputes, he signed an agreement for accession of Kashmir to the Indian Union in October, 1947. This made things worse.

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1st Kashmir War 1948

Kashmir Day History; 1st War
Kashmir Day History; 1st War

First warfare between India and Pakistan continued during 1948 and ended in January 1949, through the intercession of the United Nations. Pakistan believed that Kashmir as a Muslim Majority State belongs to Pakistan. Afterwards various proposals were made to end the dispute between Pakistan and India. But another war started in 1965.

2nd Kashmir War 1965

2nd Kashmir War
2nd Kashmir War

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was the Second Kashmir War between two countries. It was a culmination of skirmishes that took place from April 1965 to September 1965 between Pakistan and India. In August the Pakistani Army attempted to take Kashmir forcely. Both the United States and the United Kingdom supplied arms to Pakistan in these years. But the 2nd Kashmir War also went unsuccessful.

3rd Kashmir War 1971

Kashmir Day History; 3rd War
Kashmir Day History; 3rd War

In 1971, both the countries flared up again. But the conflict between the two resulted in the creation of Bangladesh. But later, the war ended on 16 December 1971. Almost 93,000 Pakistani military and government officials, led by Lt Gen. A.A.K. Niazi, commander of East Pakistan, surrendered.

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Kashmir Day Observation

The Kashmir issue is considered as the core dispute between India and Pakistan. It has led to three major wars and Pakistan is always ready to devote a significant portion of their national income to military budgets for Kashmir. Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed each year throughout Pakistan on 5th February.

In 1990, Qazi Hussain Ahmad of the Jamaat-e-Islami party suggested a non-working day to highlight the issue of Kashmir. Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister (at the time), and the Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (at the time) supported that idea. The Pakistan People’s Party later announced February 5th as a public holiday throughout the country.

On Kashmir Solidarity Day 5th February, all the Government, semi-Government and Private offices/ Organizations/ Institutions remain closed across Pakistan. The State Bank of Pakistan also remains closed on Kashmir Solidarity Day. Across the country, the Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed by political rallies, public marches, and speeches about Kashmir, and efforts of Kashmiris.

Most importantly, a one-minute silence is observed at 10 AM (local time) in honour of the dead of Kashmir. The brave people of Kashmir have endured every kind of brutality through Indian state terrorism. People pray for the independence of the Kashmiris. Radio Pakistan broadcasts a special marathon transmission which mainly focuses on different aspects of the Kashmir dispute.

Kashmir Day Objectives

In a conference on 26 October 1946, Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah addressed the Jammu and Kashmir Muslims. And he remarkably said:

“My message and earnest appeal to Muslim leadership in Kashmir is: Organize your people, educationally, socially, economically and politically and set your hand on constructive nation building programme”.

The Prime Minister Pakistan, Imran Khan remarkably said on social media about the Kashmir issue on February 5, 2022. He said:

“In the just struggle for the right to self-determination, Pakistan stands with its Kashmiri brothers and sisters with full determination and unity. Modi’s coercive fascist policies have also failed to crush the spirit of resistance of the people of Kashmir in occupied Jammu and Kashmir”.

The Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan also described the objective to celebrate Kashmir Solidarity Day each year in Pakistan.

“The time has come for the world to commit serious human rights violations in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, including crimes against humanity, including genocide, and war crimes, including a change in population ratio, in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions. Take notice! He added.

The President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi applauded the efforts of Kashmiris for their independence. He said that India has illegally occupied Kashmir since 1947.

“It is our firm belief that the Kashmiris will succeed in their valiant struggle to secure freedom from oppression and illegal occupation. The Jammu and Kashmir dispute is one of the oldest items on the agenda of the UN Security Council. India is using state terrorism against Kashmiris including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions, fake encounters, staged cordon & search operations, custodial torture, enforced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership, use of pellet guns & destructing houses”. He added.

President Dr. Arif Alvi addressed the inauguration ceremony of Kashmir Monument (Yadgar-e-Shuhada) in Muzaffarabad.

The main objective to celebrate Kashmir Solidarity Day each year is to support Kashmiris for getting their rights and independence. We should raise our voice for Kashmiris at international level to help them out in their independence.

  • It is the international community’s responsibility to ensure an impartial plebiscite in Kashmir.
  • The world must not ignore the plight of the people of IIOJK.
  • The Kashmiris have the undeniable desire to free themselves from the Indian state’s draconian military occupation.
  • It’s our moral responsibility to support Kashmiris for their independence.
  • The entire Pakistani nation stands united with Kashmiri every day in their legitimate right to self-determination.

The Indian throne will soon be changed to ashes; the Kashmir state will be ours, and the Kashmiris will be independent, inshaAllah! May Allah reduce the griefs of the Kashmiris and relieve them from the cruel Indian Army, Ameen! Kashmir will be independent soon, InshaAllah!

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