- Title: Islamabad rally expresses solidarity with people of Indian Kashmir
- Date: 20th October 2019
- Summary: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (OCTOBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER MARCHING / BANNER READING (Urdu): "KASHMIR WILL BECOME PAKISTAN" PROTESTERS MARCHING AND CHANTING BOYS MARCHING BOYS HOLDING FLAGS OF AZAD (PAKISTAN-ADMINISTERED) KASHMIR, MARCHING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WAVING HUGE FLAG OF AZAD KASHMIR, WHICH IS 5 KILOMETRE LONG AND ORGANISERS CLAIM THE LONGEST IN THE WORLD TRACKING VIEW OF LONG FLAG AND PROTESTERS GATHERED FEMALE PARTICIPANTS OF RALLY HOLDING LONG FLAG AND CHANTING (Urdu): "FREEDOM IS OUR RIGHT" PROTEST LEADER ADDRESSING CROWD FROM STAGE MAN WITH FACE COVERED IN MASK OF AZAD KASHMIR FLAG VARIOUS F CROWD WAVING AZAD KASHMIR FLAGS PROTESTERS HOLDING PLACARDS
- Embargoed: 3rd November 2019 16:40
- Keywords: Pakistan Jammu Kashmir Solidarity Movement rally Kashmir Azad demonstration flag protest Islamabad
- Location: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
- City: ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1WJ3GN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Thousands of demonstrators marched in the streets of Islamabad on Sunday (October 20) to express solidarity with the people of Indian Kashmir.
Men, women and children attended a rally organised by a group called the Jammu Kashmir Solidarity Movement, with some carrying a flag of Azad for Pakistsan-administered Kashmir that stretched five kilometres (three miles) in length.
Kashmir has been disputed by the two nuclear-armed neighbours since they both received independence in 1947. India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars over the region.
Tensions between the two countries have flared and there has been intermittent cross-border firing since Aug. 5, when New Delhi flooded Indian Kashmir with troops to quell unrest after it revoked the region's special autonomous status.
(Production: Salah Uddin, Shahabuddin Shahab)
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