Solidarity or formality?

“Kashmir is our jugular vein”. This was the statement of founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah when India entered military troops in Kashmir’s soil. Since then, almost four generations of us kept on listening that Quaid-e-Azam declared Kashmir as Pakistan’s jugular vein. In these years, whenever Kashmiris were under difficult situation created by Indian army we as a state and nation showed our support and solidarity with innocent people of Kashmir.

In fact our “Jugular Vein” is in hands of fascist Hinudtva Indian regime lead by Narendra Modi. India abrogated article 370 and 35A (revocation of special status of Jammu Kashmir) and imposed complete curfew, lockdown and communication blockage for more than six months now but the world has not listened the voice of Kashmir.

We stood and remained in front  with  our Muslim brothers and sisters of Kashmir in their freedom movement irrespective  of the bad circumstances that we faced internally in these 73 years. That’s why we use to say proudly that we are with them in every thick and then.

But what happened now, the same Kashmir which we called as incomplete agenda of division of sub-continent is in complete control of Indian brutal forces. In fact our “Jugular Vein” is in hands of fascist Hinudtva Indian regime lead by Narendra Modi. India abrogated article 370 and 35A (revocation of special status of Jammu Kashmir) and imposed complete curfew, lockdown and communication blockage for more than six months now but the world has not listened the voice of Kashmir.

Every year, February 5 is observed as a Kashmir solidarity day in Pakistan with a promise and reminder that we are with them and one day they will become free from Indian occupation but I wonder how we will now show our solidarity. What is left in our hands except the Prime Minister’s speech in UN Security Council (UNSC) which was listened and then ignored by whole world. Nothing concrete happened to end the miseries of the poor people of Kashmir.

Sadly, our government is also showing its disinterest with Kashmir cause as they are focusing more on optics and formalities like standing on roads and walks on every Friday and that too for only some Fridays. Similar is the approach when it comes to other matters. For instance instead of promoting  good governance and helping poor,  government is encouraging charity programs like Ehsas Kafalat program (earlier Benazir Income support program) and establishing langars and shelter homes.

“Mery watan teri jannat me ayaien gy ek din” We are listening this song from childhood about Kashmir which means that my beloved country one day we will free you from these occupation forces then we will come to you but today when I’m writing, these lines brought me to tears thinking how it will happen. May Allah almighty help them.

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