SRINAGAR - Indian government and media were once again infuriated on Sunday as Kashmiris raised ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans and hoisted Pakistan flags in a rally led by students in Srinagar.

The twenty-one-kilometre marathon was to begin from Naseem Bagh at Kashmir University and go along the scenic Dal Lake.

According to details, Indian forces seemed foaming with rage, as usual and injured several students during baton-charge.

Organizers said the aim of the marathon, in which professional runners from outside India also participated, was to promote healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about the need to protect dying water bodies. However, everything took a worse turn for India when the participants started shouting pro-freedom and Pro-Pakistan slogans.

This is not the first time that the Kashmiris, victims of Indian state’s atrocities, have hoisted Pakistan flag. Recently, on April 15, the valley of Kashmir echoed with ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans. Freedom leader Musarrat Alam had raised the slogans in that rally.

In March, female freedom leader Asiya Andrabi had adorned her home with Pakistan flag on Pakistan Day. The more the Indian army tries to subdue Kashmiris, the louder the voice of the Kashmiris is getting. Senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani said that under the influence of power, the Indian administration has been ignoring reality on the ground in held Kashmir.

“If they had taken notice, then the armed occupation would have ended a long time ago,” he said.

Geelani said India knows that the Kashmiris love Pakistan. The Kashmiris will continue their struggle for their right to self-determination until the objective is achieved, he added.

The youth marathon comes after two days of strikes in Indian Held Kashmir on the call of Hurriyat leaders.