LAHORE – Like other parts of the country and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the Lahorites will observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday to renew pledge to provide full moral, political and diplomatic support to the oppressed people fighting for their right to elf determination.

Rallies protesting Indian unlawful hold on Kashmir and expressing support for the Kashmiris will be staged in the City. Mainstream political, religious and religio-political parties will organize rallies to mark the event. Jamat-ud-Dawa will organize a rally from Nasir Bagh to the Punjab Assembly. On the conclusion of the rally at Faisal Chowk, top leadership of the party will address the participants.

Expressing solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir on the Kashmir solidarity day, the Bishop of Lahore Dr Alexander John Malik strongly condemned the violation of Human Rights in held valley by the Indian Armed Forces.   Bishop urged to solve this old dispute through a positive dialogue in accordance with the UN resolutions allowing the right of self determination to Kashmiris.

He further said that Kashmir dispute does not merely involve the question of territory;  it involves the destiny of over 13 million Kashmiri people.  

Bishop said that Pakistan has already taken major steps to resolve this issue.  Now its time for India to show flexibility to resolve this issue, he stressed.