Pakistani Pro-Kashmir NGO Celebrates Independence Day With Pak-Kashmir Youth
By News Desk
ISLAMABAD—Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) organized a talk, titled “Kashmir: The Unfinished Agenda Of Pakistan’s Independence” with Pak-Kashmir youth to celebrate Pakistan’s independence day at Ambassador Inn Hotel here in Islamabad.
Shaista Safi, Activist from Baramulla (Indian-Occupied Kashmir) opened the talk with the famous TV Anchor Mr. Ahmed Quraishi followed by a Q&A session conducted by YFK Lobbyist Ms. Mariah Atiq.
Mr. Ahmed Quraishi said that Kashmiris passed a resolution in Srinagar on 19 July 1947 to join Pakistan. This resolution was passed by Kashmiri leaders, and came a month before the actual declaration of Pakistani independence a month later.
He urged India’s government, the army, and the occupation administration in Kashmir to exercise restraint in the Valley on Aug. 14.
“We ask India to allow young Kashmiris to publicly express their feelings in Kashmir on Pakistan Independence Day. This right should be unhindered and should not lead to harassment or intimidation of any kind,” Quraishi said.
YFK is Pakistan’s first pro-Kashmir, registered and nonpartisan International lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian-military occupation.