Every year on February 5, Pakistan celebrate Kashmir Day as holiday.
Nawaz Sharif backed Qazi Hussain Ahmad of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan when he first suggested Kashmir Day in february 5,1990.
The Pakistani Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas initiated the present commemoration in 2004.
It is marked to honor the Kashmiris who have lost their lives in the conflict and to demonstrate Pakistan’s solidarity and support for the people of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and their efforts to separate from India.
Mirpuri Kashmiris in the United Kingdom and the Pakistani-administered area of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, both host solidarity demonstrations.
History of Kashmir Day
In 1990, Qazi Hussain Ahmad of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan made the initial proposal for Kashmir solidarity Day. A “Kashmir Solidarity Day Strike” was organized in 1991 by Nawaz Sharif, the country’s prime minister at the time.
The Jamaat had helped bring Sharif to power the year before, and they were also involved in the 1991 incident.
The Pakistani Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas established the current “Kashmir Solidarity Day” in 2004.
The religious charity Jamaat-ud-dawa, which is connected to the outlawed Islamist terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, was in charge of organizing the 2007 event.
The leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hafiz Saeed, spoke at the support demonstration.
The governor of New York was asked to declare the day as Kashmir American Day in a motion voted by the New York State Assembly in 2021.
The resolution states that the day is intended to “champion human rights including the freedom of religion” and to honor the Kashmiri community in New York.
International corporations like Hyundai and Kia Motors, Suzuki Motors, Toyota, KFC, and Pizza Hut with Pakistani franchises sponsored ads supporting the “right to freedom” of Kashmiris in 2022.
These corporations’ Indian franchises expressed regret for the acts’ partisanship and noted that their parent company’s brand names were utilized without permission.
What February 5th means
Around the world, a number of conferences, talks, and events are planned on this day to raise awareness of the political instability, humanitarian catastrophe, and violations of human rights in Kashmir.
It provides a forum for demanding attention and action from the world community in order to address the complaints of the Kashmiri populace and to promote diplomatic efforts toward a peaceful conclusion.
World Solidarity Efforts
On Kashmir Solidarity Day, people from all over the world show their support for the rights and goals of the Kashmiri people, transcending national boundaries.
To advocate for a fair and long-lasting solution to the Kashmiri problem, activists, legislators, and regular people take part in events and campaigns.
On February 5, we observe Kashmir Solidarity Day. It is important to take a moment to consider the continuous hardships that the people of Kashmirs confront and to recommit to advancing justice and peace in the area.
By being aware of the historical background and actively engaged in international solidarity initiatives, we help to create a world in which everyone’s rights and ambitions are valued and upheld.
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