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Rally held in Paris on Kashmir Solidarity Day

Paris: Hundreds of the members of the Pakistani and Kashmiri communities based here held the Europe’s largest rally to observe the Kashmir Solidarity Day on Sunday (5th of February, 2023).

The participants of the rally carried the flags of Pakistan and Kashmir.

By means of banners and placards they conveyed anti-India messages the world.

The atmosphere of Paris reverberated with slogans: “Modi Terrorist’, ‘India Terrorist’, ‘What do we want? Freedom’, ‘We demand freedom of Kashmir’, ‘Freedom is our right’ and Kashmir will become Pakistan!’

After marching through different streets the participants made a chain of hands at the Republic Square.

Speaking on this occasion, the participants of the rally said that human rights were being openly violated in Occupied Kashmir.

Demonstrators noted that force was being used to stop the peaceful and democratic struggle of Kashmiris.

But despite this, Kashmiris are standing firm in front of the occupying army of India.

Speakers said that the Kashmiris were demanding the world to hold a referendum in Kashmir, which was promised by the United Nations.

Representatives of political, social and religious parties also participated in the rally.

PARIS: At the end of the rally organizers Sahibzada Atique-ur-Rehman and Sardar Zahoor Iqbal thanked all the participants of the rally for their overwhelming support.

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.