BAHAWALPUR/BAHAWALNAGR/SARGODHA/FAISALABAD/HAFIZABAD/SHEIKHUPURA/TOBA TEK SINGH/ ARIFWALA/SIALKOT/MANDI BAHAUDDIN - Large rallies, protests and seminars were held wherein people from all walks of life reaffirmed their resolve and support for the Kashmiris brethren struggling for liberation from the Indian yoke on Kashmir Solidarity Day here across Punjab province on Tuesday.

As per detail, in Bahawalpur like other parts of the country Kashmir Solidarity Day was marked with full zeal and fervour and people pay tribute to the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs.

The speakers at different functions including rallies and seminars highlighted the importance of the day and said that it was a day dedicated to show support with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir, their ongoing freedom struggle, and to pay homage to Kashmiri martyrs who lost their lives fighting for Kashmir's freedom. They said that the day was observed to support the indigenous freedom struggle of the people of Occupied Kashmir and their right to plebiscite and condemn Indian aggression in the held valley.

They demand the international community in general and governing world bodies in particular to intervene and force India to stop shedding innocent Kashmiri blood. Kashmiris should have the right to decide their fate according to the UN resolutions, which were adopted to resolve the issue.

In TOBA TEK SINGH, despite heavy rain which continued almost all the day all over the district rallies were taken out to show solidarity with Kashmiri freedom fighters.

In Toba, scores of Jamaat-e-Islami activists took out a rally from JI office in Civil Lines area which concluded at railway level crossing chowk where JI leaders Dr Zahid Sattar and Dr Maqbool Ahmad addressed the gathering. Jamaatud Dawaa also took out a rally which started from Jamia Masjid Khatme Nabuwat in Housing Colony and it culminated at Shuhada Chowk on Jhang Road. Later, JuD District Ameer Molvi Shakirullah and Maulana Muhammad Ismail addressed the participants and condemned Indian atrocities on innocent Kashmiris. In Gojra JI held a seminar which was addressed by Al-Khidmat Foundation President Dr Attaullah and JI Gojra Ameer Qari Muhammad Asif.

In SHEIKHUPURA, people across the district expressed solidarity with Kashmiri brethren. Procession and rallies led by politicians, religious leaders, students, traders associations and citizen were taken out in all parts of the district despite rainy weather. Later, prominent political, trader, social and religious leaders addressed these functions.

In ARIFWALA, to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaatud Dawa took out rallies which were passed through different bazaars and roads. The participants were holds flags and were chanting anti-Indian slogans. Later, the rallies converged at Karkhana Bazaar Chowk where it was addressed by different leaders.

In SIALKOT, thousands of people made a chain of human hands on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day in district during rainy and dark cloudy weather to express solidarity with the innocent and oppressed people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

The people observed the Kashmir Day with traditional zeal, enthusiasm and fervour in both the neighbouring Sialkot and Narowal districts. Almost all the political and religious parties, NGOs and civil society organizations took out rallies in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Head Marala, Pasrur, Chawinda, Badiana, Shakargarh, Zafarwal, Noor Kot, Baddo Malhi , Narowal and surrounding areas during the light rainy and dark cloudy weather.

In MANDI BAHAUDDIN, people from all walks of life observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on Tuesday to show their support with the people of Occupied Kashmir in their struggle for liberation from Indian subjugation. In this connection ex-servicemen of the area held a meeting at Hamara FM 98 station Hall under arrangement Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Society.

In SARGODHA, huge rallies were taken out by Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamaatud Dawa, District Administration and Education Department and other stakeholders to observe solidarity day. Hundreds of people and students eagerly participated in the rallies in spite of heavy downpours and chilly weather. They marched on various roads and chanted slogans against Indian oppressions on innocent Kashmiris.

On the occasion Additional District Collector Nazar Abbas said that whole nation was united on Kashmir cause and government would continue diplomatic and moral sport to Kashmiri brethren.

In BAHAWALNAGAR, Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed with national enthusiasm here.

On the occasion, the pledge was renewed to continue support for the liberation of occupied Kashmir. Different rallies were taken out which were participated by people from sections of life. The participants of the rallies marched through Fowara Chowk, Rafique Shah Chowk, and Commerce Chowk and culminated at Sutlej Park where a public meeting was held.

In FAISALABAD, like other parts of the country Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed in country's third and Punjab's second largest city Faisalabad on Tuesday. Majority of private office were closed like government institutions and offices. All government and private educational institutes observed holiday to mark solidarity with Kashmiri people. Many of the religious and political parties took out protest rallies against the Indian army inhumane activities in occupied Kashmir. The biggest rally was taken out by Jamaatud Dawa. A large number of children, women, men and youths participate the rally. The rally started from district council square and after marching on different roads and bazaars reached clock tower square where religious leaders expressed grave concern on the role of UNO and condemned inhumane activities of Indian army in occupied Kashmir.

In HAFIZABAD, activists of Jamaat-e-Islami took out a rally to express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren which were groaning under the shackles of Indian Imperialists for the past sixty seven years.

Led by JI Ameer Dr Muhammad Yaseen Ansari, Ex-Chairman MC Hafizabad Dr Habib Ullah Cheema, Prsident Kisan Board Gujranwala Division Aman Ulah Chattha and others paraded from Al-Fatah to Fawara Chowk where they addressed the gathering. They disapproved Government decision to give India status of MFN and termed it betrayal to the Kasmiri Muslims which were rendering supreme sacrifice for the independence from Indian slavery. They said that Kashmir is jugular vein and survival of Pakistan was linked with the Kashmir. They regretted that UN has failed to implement its age old resolution for holding plebiscite in Indian held Kashmir.