Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called on the country Thursday to join mass demonstrations to protest Delhi’s actions in Indian-administred-Kashmir as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continued to boil.
The call to join protests Friday repeated earlier demands from Khan for Pakistanis to begin holding weekly nationwide rallies until the prime minister departs for the United Nations General Assembly next month, where he vowed to act as an ambassador for all Kashmiris.
According to details, the Kashmir Solidarity Hour will commence from 12:00 to 12:30 hours, in which sirens will sound all across the country and national anthem of Pakistan followed by national anthem of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will be played. During national anthems, all the people and vehicles will come to a standstill.
The Prime Minister and Chief Ministers along with all the parliamentarians will lead the nation by coming in front of their respective Secretariats and office buildings whereas the people will remain out of their offices, houses, markets and malls, and gather in the nearby streets all over the country.
After Juma prayers, special prayers for the people of Kashmir would be offered. Rallies and protest demonstrations will be held across the country today to express solidarity with Kashmiri people who are struggling for their right to self-determination.
Tensions have been soaring between Islamabad and Delhi for weeks in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to strip India’s portion of Kashmir of its autonomy and bring it under direct rule.
Kashmir has been divided between the two countries since independence and has been the spark for two major wars and countless clashes between the arch-rivals.
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