Christians expressed solidarity with Kashmiris who are being burdened by the atrocities of India. On July 17, Sunday a rally was organized under the auspices of the Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael. The rally was held at Lahore’ Liberty Chowk, Gullberg where dozens of Christians participated and chanted slogans in favor of Kashmiris.
The rally was led by Senator Kamran Michael, where Christians voiced support for the down trodden Kashmiris and demanded a halt to Indian atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time the participants made a chain of human hands expressing coherence with the Kashmiris. Moreover they lit candles expressing an earnest desire for independence of Kashmiri people.
While addressing the participants, Federal Minister for Human Rights Kamran Michael said, “We stand in solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers; Kashmir is an integral part of Pakistan.” Pakistan has been demanding UN-assisted independent inquiry into extra-judicial killings in Indian occupied Kashmir.
In a recent wave of unrest, a Kashmiri leader and many other civilians were killed when the Indian Army opened fire on demonstrators. Death toll from the incident has risen to thirty-two, while over four hundred people were injured.