KARACHI: Pakistani celebrities have written messages in support of Kashmiris, following India’s move to revoke special status of the occupied valley.
Earlier today, Indian Home Minister Amit Shah introduced a resolution to scrap Article 370 in Rajya Sabha, which would revoke the special status and make the occupied Kashmir a Union Territory with the legislature.
Following the contentious development, celebrities took to social media to express their sentiments in favour of Kashmir and the hashtag #Kashmirbleeds, #Kashmirunderthreat and #istandwithkashmir started trending.
Pakistan’s top actress Mahira Khan said: “Have we conveniently blocked what we don’t want to address? This is beyond lines drawn on sand, it’s about innocent lives being lost! Heaven is burning and we silently weep.”
Have we conveniently blocked what we don’t want to address? This is beyond lines drawn on sand, it’s about innocent lives being lost! Heaven is burning and we silently weep. #Istandwithkashmir #kashmirbleeds
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) August 5, 2019
Pakistan’s veteran actor Shaan Shahid criticised Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and tweeted: “Bathing in Ganges will not wash away , the blood of the martyrs of Kashmir.”
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) August 4, 2019
Pakistan’s Model and Social Activist Ahmed Shakeel Butt Posted on Facebook Page: Use of cluster bombs by Indian Army violating international conventions is condemnable. No weapon can suppress determination of Kashmiris to get their right of self determination. Kashmir runs in blood of every Pakistani. Indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris shall succeed,IA.
Mehwish Hayat and Hamza Ali Abbasi were also vocal against the Indian move and tweeted in support of Kashmir.
The use of cluster bombs in Kashmir is in clear violation of the Geneva Convention. There is no justification for it whatsoever. These are simple war crimes – the world has to wake up and put a stop to these atrocities NOW! #SaveKashmirSOS #KashmirBleeds
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) August 4, 2019
Hamza Abbasi, in a series of tweets, wrote: “I appeal to all Pakistani artists, especially those with the most following on social media, ask yourselves with utmost sincerity that why do you not raise a voice for KASHMIR? Is it because you genuinely think it won’t make a difference?”
Pakistani actor Faysal Quraishi also said: “#IStandWithKashmir hamesha”
— Faysal Quraishi (@faysalquraishi) August 5, 2019
Singer and actor Farhan Saeed also posted in favour of Kashmir.
“1/2 Kashmir is the land of Kashmiris , is it too difficult to understand? The world should speak up , it is about time! Kashmiris have suffered a lot already,” he tweeted.
1/2 Kashmir is the land of Kashmiris , is it too difficult to understand? The world should speak up , it is about time! Kashmiris have suffered a lot already. #StandwithKashmir #SaveLivesInKashmir#IStandWithKashmir
— Farhan Saeed (@farhan_saeed) August 5, 2019