Pakistan continues to protest over Kashmir changes

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Shafaqna Pakistan: At 3 P.M. local time, sirens were set off across Pakistan in a symbolic move to draw the world’s attention to the current situation in the Indian-administered Kashmir.

Pakistan has been observing Kashmir Solidarity Day every Friday ever since India revoked the special status of disputed Jammu and Kashmir region on August 5. Pakistan considers India’s decision as illegal and unilateral.

The scenic Himalayan region has remained under lockdown for more than two months with local Kashmiris having little contact with the outside world.

This week India lifted some of the restrictions only to be imposed again after massive protests broke out in the valley.

Pakistan says it will not abandon the people of Kashmir despite India’s attempts to change the decades-old disputed status of the region.

India has rejected Pakistan’s protest and called the changes it brought in Kashmir as its internal matters.

Kashmir has remained a disputed territory between Pakistan and India since 1947. Both claim the region in full but only rule part of it.

The current situation has further complicated the already complex problem.