Kashmir Public Holiday in Pakistan in 2021

Kashmir Public Holiday in Pakistan in 2021

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Marks the anniversary of India revoking the special status granted to Indian-Administered Kashmir.

About Kashmir Public Holiday

The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir has declared August 5th a public holiday to express solidarity with the people of the Indian-administered Kashmir.

On August 5th 2019, India repealed articles 35A and 370 of its Constitution, revoking special status granted to Indian-Administered Kashmir.

Pakistan, to express its support with the Kashmiris, has decided to observe Yaum-e-Istehsal on the first anniversary of the annexation of Kashmir.

Renowned for its scenic beauty, Kashmir lies in the northernmost part of the Indian sub-continent, bordered by the Himalayas. At the time of the partition of India, the region was a princely state under the British Raj. The state was divided into three, now controlled by India (Jammu and Kashmir), Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan), and China (Aksai Chin).

The split of Kashmir between India and Pakistan has led to enmity and bloodshed with three wars between India and Pakistan over the region - in 1947, 1965 and 1999.

Pakistan considers the issue of control of Kashmir as the core issue between India and Pakistan, which has led to three wars and means that Pakistan feels they need to devote a significant portion of their national income to military budgets.

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