Sirens Blown & one minute Silence for Kashmir
On Friday 18th October all over Pakistan at 3pm daily routine working in offices were stopped for one minute silence to express solidarity .
People stood up with blowing sirens and then one-minute silence was observed. The activity ended with the playing of national anthem.
Pakistan has been holding regular protests and solidarity activities since India clamped curfew in occupied valley on August 5 this year, revoking articles 370 and 35-A and suspending special status of the Kashmir.
A protest rally was also arranged in front of Parliament House to express solidarity with the Kashmiris. The employees of the Senate and National Assembly enthusiastically participated in the rally.
On Friday prime minister also wore a black armband to express solidarity with people of Occupied Kashmir. He tied the band on his right arm to show solidarity with eight million Kashmiris, who are being denied basic human rights including access to food, medical and communication facilities.
In addition, “Human Chains” were formed in all over Pakistan including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in solidarity with the people of Kashmir, who are under stoppage for almost two months.
Normal life continuously affected for the 75 days , in Kashmir due to the Indian military lockdown of internet and prepaid cellular services.
Shop and business establishments continue to remain closed except for few hours in the morning and evening. Private vehicles are plying on the roads but absence of public transport is adding to people’s regret. All educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities are without students as uncertainty and atmosphere of scare are preventing them to attend the classes.