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Kashmiris celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with religious fervor

MIRPUR: Kashmiri Muslims on both sides of the Line of Control including AJK and Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with traditional religious and devotion with the renewal of the resolve to continue acting upon and upholding the teachings of Islam.

The day dawned with special prayers in Mosques for the stability, integrity, unity and solidarity of the Muslim Ummah, progress and prosperity of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir, early liberation of all occupied Muslim homelands including occupied Jammu & Kashmir and for the early success of the Kashmir liberation movement.

Special Eid prayer congregations were held at all small and major cities and towns of all ten districts of the liberated territory. Ulema and Khateeb, in their summons, prayed for the upholding of Islam, complete unity, integrity and solidarity of the Islamic world to successfully meet the challenges, facing the MuslimUmmah.

In occupied Jammu & Kashmir, the Kashmiri Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr amidst the rain of bullets of Indian occupational troops with renewal of the pledge to continue the liberation struggle despite the stepped-up state terrorism by the Indian occupying tyrannical forces against the innocent Kashmiris fighting to get the motherland freed from the clutches of the forcibly imposed Indian rule, said a report reached here. Indian troops abstracted the Eid prayers congregations in various parts of the turbulent occupied valley.

As a result of such oppressive means, the majority of the Kashmiri Muslims could not attend the prayer congregations in the bleeding valley of Kashmir, the report said. Various freedom-loving Kashmiri leaders including the stalwarts of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) in their respective Eid messages sermons reiterated the determination of the people of occupied Jammu Kashmir about the continuation of their ongoing struggle for liberation from the Indian bondage despite all odds, the report added.

Meanwhile, after the end of the ceasefire – that lasted for 30 days (during the month of Ramzan) – the skirmishes between Kashmiris protesters and Indrin forces recommenced today. 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.