Kashmir Solidarity Day, or Kashmir Day, is a national holiday in Pakistan on 5 February each year. It is in observance of Pakistan’s support and unity with the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir, the separatists’ efforts to secede from India, and to pay homage to the Kashmiris who have died in the conflict. Solidarity rallies are held in Azad Kashmir and by some members of the Mirpuri diaspora.
Kashmir Day was first proposed by Qazi Hussain Ahmad of the Jamaat-e-Islami party in Pakistan in 1990. In 1991, the then-Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif called for a “Kashmir Solidarity Day Strike”.
The present Kashmir Solidarity Day was started by the Pakistan’s minister for Kashmir Affairs and Northern Areas in 2004.
It remains unclear what Kashmir’s future will be, but currently the Indian forces continue to fight brutally against Kashmir nationalists because they have a lot to gain from Kashmir.
While United Nation’s main purpose is to bring peace in the world and protect the rights of citizens around the world, however, their role in the Kashmir crisis has been minimal. There were attempts on their part to bring about a resolution in 1948 through a plebiscite, but that remains the extent of their involvement. No action has been taken against the brutality of the Indian forces on the Kashmiris.