Kashmir Solidarity Day

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Kashmir Solidarity Day
Kashmir Solidarity Day-Islamabad.JPG
Observed byPakistan
Date5 February
Next time5 February 2019 (2019-02-05)
FrequencyAnnual
Related toKashmir Conflict

Kashmir Solidarity Day (Urdu: یوم یکجہتی کشمیر‎) or Kashmir Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan and also observed by Kashmiri nationalists on 5 February each year. It is in observance of Pakistan’s support of and unity with the people of Kashmir, the nationalists' efforts to separate from India, and to pay homage to Kashmiris who have died in the conflict.[1][2] The day often marks unrest in Kashmir valley in Jammu & Kashmir, India.[3] Solidarity rallies against Pakistan are also held in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and by Mirpuri Kashmiris in the United Kingdom.

Experts mark it as an Pakistani tactic to continue its Anti-India propanganda.[4][5]

Kashmir Day was first proposed by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Pakistan in 1990.[6][7] In 1991, the then-Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif called for a "Kashmir Solidarity Day Strike".[8]

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  1. ^ "Pakistan to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day today". The Hindu. 5 February 2007. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Kashmir Day being observed today". The News International. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  3. ^ Kashmir Day in Pakistan
  4. ^ "Why this Kashmir Solidarity Day facade". The Express Tribune. 5 February 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2008.
  5. ^ "Kashmir Solidarity Day- All about propaganda, silly". Rediff. 5 February 2011. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  6. ^ Kashmir Day explained
  7. ^ "Karachi stands with Kashmir in solidarity". 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  8. ^ Henne, Peter (2017). Islamic Politics, Muslim States, and Counterterrorism Tensions. Cambridge University Press. p. 89. ISBN 9781107143227. Retrieved 9 February 2018.

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