They also dropped a memorandum at the Indian embassy which emphasized that India should end brutalities against the Kashmiris, withdraw its troops from occupied Kashmir and fulfill its promise of giving the Kashmiris an opportunity to decide their fate by themselves.
Pakistan Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that the "worst form of state terrorism" was being perpetrated against the Kashmiris to "silence and crush their legitimate struggle" for freedom. This day marks a grave human tragedy in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK) when 69 years ago, Indian occupation forces landed in Srinagar to occupy, subjugate, oppress and terrorise innocent Kashmiris.
Despite Indian tactics, the Kashmiris are firm in their conviction that their quest for freedom cannot be suppressed through the barrel of a gun; their right to self-determination cannot be denied by any false pretense of elections; their indigenous struggle cannot be de-legitimized by blaming others.
Shops, schools, markets and public transport facilities all shuttered their doors across the region, as they have been doing every year since India took control of Kashmir on October 27, 1947. Only in September 2017, Indian forces killed 22 people.
The Senate voted to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in line with the United Nations resolution.
Normal life across Kashmir valley remained paralysed on Friday in the backdrop of the shutdown call by separatists to "protest the landing of Indian Army in Valley on this day in 1947". Besides the government should also give a road map for the liberation of Kashmir and inform the nation of the measures taken in this direction so far. Barjees Tahir said that India should come forward for dialogue with Pakistan for peaceful solution of Kashmir. He said the solution of the Kashmir issue was inevitable for peace in the region and added that the recent visit of the US Secretary of State to the region had harmed the efforts for peace in the area.
Kashmiri women flee with their babies during the clash between demonstrators and Indian police. A Kashmiri delegation met with the Conservative Party Chairman, Sir Patrick McLaughlin MP, at Halifax in Yorkshire and the Vice Chairperson of Conservative Party and Chairperson of Friends of Kashmir in European Parliament, Anthea Mcintyre MEP, in Birmingham and apprised them of the grim human rights situation in occupied Kashmir. These facts seek urgent attention of the worldwide community. The denial of the right to self-determination for the last seven decades raises questions about the conscience of the worldwide community and the United Nations.