Today marks a year since the Modi government launched demographic apartheid in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK), dividing the region into three parts. Thus, the day is being observed as the Kashmir Siege Day (Youm-e-Istehsal) to denounce Indian prime minister’s brazen attempts at usurping the region.
As the PTI government unveiled a new political map of Pakistan spurning Delhi’s territorial claims on the region, several public figures, including our celebrities, voiced their support for the Kashmiris of India, demanding for justice to be served. Others, however, extended their prayers to the people of Beirut after a devastating explosion ripped through the Lebanese capital on Tuesday.
Actor Osman Khalid Butt simply retweeted a post by StandWithKashmir that featured a video of Black, Indigenous, Uighur, Palestinian, and Rohingyan voices extending their support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination.
Actor Veena Malik on the other hand, ended up sharing a series of tweets on account of the occassion. She first wrote, “Imagine 365 days of lockdown in any western country and people being tortured, raped and killed by the military?
She continued to add relentlessly, “Modi is involved in Muslim Genocide in Kashmir for his RSS supporters. Human Rights organisations need to open their eyes now. 8 million human lives are at stake.
Earlier, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had also released a song for Youm-e-Istehsal in solidarity with the Kashmiris. Following this, actor-cum-host and producer Faisal Qureshi shared it on his Twitter and wrote, “Akhir kab tab (for how long?) Kashmir song August 2020.”