Pakistanis stood up for Kashmir and the whole country came to a standstill
Prime Minister Imran Khan very recently addressed the entire country where he touched upon the Kashmir crisis and asked for Pakistanis to come out in protest at 12 PM every week all around the country for 30 minutes. While some people were skeptical on how the protest would help, a lot of people showed up and participated all across the country.
Thousands of Pakistanis came out for Kashmir, all across the country after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call
This will be remembered for the longest period of time that there was this one Nation in this world that stood against the barbarism, cruelty on innocent Kashmiris. Come on Pakistanis let’s take pride in this.. Pakistan Zindabad! #KashmirHour pic.twitter.com/NBBHQoxl86
— B I L A L A H M A D 🇵🇰 (@BilalAh54554748) August 30, 2019
— Abu Bakar Mir (@abubakarmir) August 30, 2019
The peaceful protests by Pakistanis for Kashmir have become a world trending top all over social media
Hopefully this will yield the world community’s attention to the plight of Kashmiris.
— Muhammad Zain (@ZainAKZ786) August 30, 2019
But some people still thought it wasn’t a good idea to protest in the first place
We are showing the world how free and useless the whole country is, on a working day afternoon, the whole country has nothing productive or important to do but standing on the road, as if it's going to make any difference…#KashmirHour#KashmirProtests#کشمیرفروش_کاآدھاگھنٹہ
— Fasih Uddin (@Fasih_Uddin) August 30, 2019
I agree with this trend #کشمیرفروش_کاآدھاگھنٹہ
We all came out for Kashmir but while we protested, Kashmiris were killed. It is useless. We have to do something useful. Air space, trade route closure.#NikloKashmirKiKhatir #KashmirHour
— Mahad Khan (@mahadkhan95) August 30, 2019
#KashmirHour Big supporter of PTI but it seems useless
— 🥀 (@maarijkhann) August 30, 2019
Shahid Afridi led protests in Karachi at the Mazaar-e-Quaid
— MangoBaaz (@mangobaaz) August 30, 2019
And Prime Minister Imran Khan led protests in Islamabad and even broadcasted a speech and talked about Narendra Modi’s facist government
— ARY News (@ARYNEWSOFFICIAL) August 30, 2019
People all around the country were protesting and completely involved in the protest. The protest was to demonstrate to the world that Pakistanis are siding with Kashmir. While a lot of people argued that it did not do any good for Kashmir, it was a huge protest which will hopefully be covered by international news outlets that will talk about the issue in Kashmir on their channels and hence get more international attention towards the issue. Hopefully this protest will spark protests all around the world.
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