Kashmir Solidarity Day

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For the ongoing conflict, see Kashmir conflict.
Kashmir Solidarity Day
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Observed by Pakistan
Date 5 February
Next time 5 February 2016 (2016-02-05)
Frequency annual

Kashmir Solidarity Day, 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 Indian-administered Kashmir, the nationalists' efforts to separate from India, and to pay homage to Kashmiris who have died in the conflict.[1][2] Solidarity rallies are held in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and by overseas Kashmiris in the United Kingdom. The day often marks unrest in Indian controlled Kashmir.[3] Kashmir Day was first proposed by the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Pakistan in 1990.[4]

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