6 September 1965 – 6 September 2020: From Defence of Pakistan to Defence of Kashmiris Rights

On September 6, 1965, Pakistan faced a grave challenge to the sovereignty and integrity, which the nation and its valiant armed forces met with great courage and determination, defeating the sinister designs of much-larger enemy – India. Since then, the nation has been observing the Defence Day every year with great zeal, seeking Allah Almighty’s blessing and support for the country’s integrity, prosperity and independence.

It was the first full-fledged war with India in 1947-48 right after the establishment of Pakistan on the core issue of Kashmir, which unfortunately still remained unresolved even after the passage of more than 73 years, besides becoming a nuclear war flashpoint.

The two armies of Indian-Pakistan also fought in 1965, 1971 and 1999 and remained eyeball-to-eyeball several times.

On September 6, 2020, it has been about 73 years, Pakistani nation, its government, political parties and all other segments of this brave nation is defending the rights of deprived Kashmiris who don’t have even the basic rights under the forced and armed occupation of Indian military.

Every year the passionate freedom seeker Kashmirs are facing new challenges and new ways of Indian brutality.

It has been one year for them to live in information blackout, full curfew situation after Indian government abrogated Articles 370 and 35A, revoking the special status of India’s only Muslim-majority state on august 5, 2019.

This year also, like the past years, the September 6 would be observed to pay tribute to the country’s martyrs and to reaffirm the commitment to defending the motherland against all threats and also to reaffirm the commitments to continue defending the rights of Kashmiri peoples at international and diplomatic level.

This year also, Special events will be held to mark the day inside Pakistan and around the world in all its diplomatic missions as Pakistan believes the diplomacy is the strongest weapon against the Indian brutality and regional hegemonic policies.

Wreath laying ceremonies will be held at the mausoleums of recipients of Nishan-i-Haider (the highest gallantry award) and taking oaths to protect the Kashmiris for over a next century.

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