Earlier this week, PM Imran Khan took to Twitter to issue a call for action towards the Kashmir issue in the form of an organized rally in Muzaffarabad. In response to his announcement, a number of celebrities have decided to lend their support as well.
Celebrities including Humayun Saeed, Maya Ali, Hareem Farooq, Javed Sheikh, Faakhir and Shahid Afridi have flown to Kashmir to attend the rally. Their presence is sure to bring more attention to the ongoing crisis, and if not anything more, mobilize the youth just a tad bit more to research about and raise their voice against the atrocities being carried out in Kashmir.
In his tweet on September 11th, PM Imran Khan said that he will address a gathering in Muzaffarabad in an effort to ‘show the Kashmiris that Pakistan stands resolutely with them.’
I am going to do a big jalsa in Muzzafarabad on Friday 13 Sept, to send a message to the world about the continuing siege of IOJK by Indian Occupation forces; & to show the Kashmiris that Pakistan stands resolutely with them.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 11, 2019
In response to the PM’s tweet, actor/producer Humayun Saeed urged everyone to participate as well to show the world that ‘we stand united with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters.’
I will be joining Prime Minister Imran Khan in Muzzafarabad at this jalsa. I urge you all to participate as well. Let us show the world that we stand united with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters at this most difficult time https://t.co/rziZBTJpjU
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 11, 2019
Earlier today, he posted a picture in front of a helicopter with several other celebrities on their way to Kashmir.
On our way to Kashmir on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s call. Will be joining him at his big jalsa today in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Kashmir#KashmirSolidarityJalsa #IStandWithKashmir pic.twitter.com/HYBqms4e9R
— Humayun Saeed (@iamhumayunsaeed) September 13, 2019
Singer and activist, Shehzad Roy, also made his way up north to rally for support in Kashmir’s time of crisis, posting a picture with Shahid Afridi.
— Shehzad Roy (@ShehzadRoy) September 13, 2019
Earlier, PM Imran Khan had also called for a country-wide Kashmir Solidarity Hour to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. Peaceful protests and rallies were held across the country in the wake of complete Indian lock down in the Kashmir region.