A rally in support of Kashmiris against Indian brutality, called Caravan for Kashmir is on way to Islamabad supporting hundreds of flags and blasting nationalist songs.
Chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaatud Dawa, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed and Liaquat Baloch led the rally that started from Masjid-e-Shuhada on the Mall Road, Lahore.
Rally’s first stop was Shahdara from where it ran to Muridke and reached Gujranwala through Kamoke. Participants were greeted warmly at every stop.
Hafiz Saeed-led supporters of victimised Kashmiris stayed the night in Jhelum and left for the federal capital in the morning.
Abdullah Gul, son of former Inter-Services Intelligence Chief Hamid Gul, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, members of Muslim League-Zia, Izazul Haq, son of former Dictator Ziaul Haq are said to be among those rallying.
Different people who addressed the rally at different points in the journey said that Indian extremism on Kashmir has gone through the roof this time but the determination of Kashmiris is not anywhere near collapse.
Meanwhile, the nation is observing a black day today against killings of Kashmiris in cold blood by Indian troops.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had called to observe a black day to express solidarity with the victimised families in Indian-held Kashmir.
The latest skirmishes between freedom fighters and Indian forces started after Burhan Wani, commander of a group striving for the right to self-determination of all Kashmiris was gunned down.
Earlier on Tuesday, the locals observed Accession to Pakistan Day in light of the resolution that was adopted in 1947 through which Kashmiris had demanded to be made a part of Pakistan under two-nation theory and Partition Plan.