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Pakistan: 'Kashmir Hour' observed across the country in show of support01:33

Pakistan: 'Kashmir Hour' observed across the country in show of support

Pakistan, Islamabad
August 30, 2019 at 13:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

People across Pakistan answered to a call by Prime Minister Imran Khan to observe 'Kashmir Hour' in support of residents in Indian-administered Kashmir, as filmed in Islamabad on Friday. Footage shows thousands of protesters including schoolchildren taking part in the demonstration.

"If you think we will stay patient and tolerate your suppression in Kashmir, you are mistaken, because in Islam it is said 'stop those who cross limits with force'. So listen [PM Modi]: Pakistan as a whole is prepared to stop you," said Sanobar Samir Awan, an activist at the rally.

"Kashmir is our jugular vein. We will fight for that until the last drop of our blood. We want to send a message to Modi. Mr. Modi, if there is a war, it will be a nuclear one and as a result, not a single Hindu will survive in India but Muslims, we are too many in numbers," said Abdul Razak, a civil servant.

Indian-administered Kashmir has been on lockdown since August 5 when the India stripped the region of its autonomous status, imposed a curfew and shut down all communications. The move angered Pakistan which responded by cutting off diplomatic and economic ties with India.

Pakistan: 'Kashmir Hour' observed across the country in show of support01:33
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People across Pakistan answered to a call by Prime Minister Imran Khan to observe 'Kashmir Hour' in support of residents in Indian-administered Kashmir, as filmed in Islamabad on Friday. Footage shows thousands of protesters including schoolchildren taking part in the demonstration.

"If you think we will stay patient and tolerate your suppression in Kashmir, you are mistaken, because in Islam it is said 'stop those who cross limits with force'. So listen [PM Modi]: Pakistan as a whole is prepared to stop you," said Sanobar Samir Awan, an activist at the rally.

"Kashmir is our jugular vein. We will fight for that until the last drop of our blood. We want to send a message to Modi. Mr. Modi, if there is a war, it will be a nuclear one and as a result, not a single Hindu will survive in India but Muslims, we are too many in numbers," said Abdul Razak, a civil servant.

Indian-administered Kashmir has been on lockdown since August 5 when the India stripped the region of its autonomous status, imposed a curfew and shut down all communications. The move angered Pakistan which responded by cutting off diplomatic and economic ties with India.

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