ISPR has released a new song Leave My Valley to express solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Kashmir. The song titled, ‘Leave My Valley’ is released on the occasion of Youm-e-Istehsal on August 5- as Pakistan is bracing up to commemorate a year of forced annexation of Jammu and Kashmir by India.
India had forcefully annexed Jammu and Kashmir on August 5th, 2019 following the revocation of Article 370 and 35-A-that dissolved the semi-autonomous status of the valley Jammu Kashmir.
The annulment of the articles turned Jammu Kashmir into Indian territory. Several parts of the valley are under siege after the Indian government imposed a curfew, lockdown, and clamp down communication to restrict free movement and anticipated protests and uprising from people of Jammu Kashmir.
Pakistan’s ace singer Shafqat Amanat Ali has sung the song Leave My Valley. Sahir Ali Bagga has composed the song.
ISPR: Leave My Valley song
On Sunday, Pakistan Armed Force’s media wing, ISPR released the song just a few days before the fateful day of August 5th. ISPR stated the song is “a tribute to the brave people of Kashmir and their relentless struggle for freedom.”
The video of the song highlights the incidents of physical torture, abuse, and extreme human rights violations by Indian armed forces in the valley. The song echoes the call of freedom and right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir as the performers chant the slogan of Azaadi in the video.
In a description of the song, the ISPR noted that it is “in solidarity with the Kashmiris” and has been released ahead of “5th Aug 20 marks [which] one year of abrogation of Article 370 and lockdown & curfew in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)”.
“Kashmir uprising, sufferings of Kashmiris & human rights violations by Indian Army have been highlighted,” it added.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 2, 2020
The uncalled aggression and torture of people of Jammu Kashmir have spiked manifold during the government of Indian PM Narendra Modi and BJP.
The ISPR shared the song Leave My Valley on its official YouTube account under the #KashmirSeigeDay and #YoumeIstehsal.
In the fresh wave of oppressive measures, the Indian government barred the people of Jammu and Kashmir top offer Eid-ul-Adha prayers in mosques. The administration placed locks on mosques, set up barriers and barbed wires to stop people from reaching mosques to offer prayer.
Meanwhile, Pakistan will be marking August 5th as the Youm-e-Istehsal day countrywide. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged the nation to raise voice against the military siege New Delhi imposed the valley of Jammu and Kashmir a year ago. He said people of Pakistan should convey the message to the Kashmiri that they are not alone in their fight against oppression on Youm-e-Istehsal day on August 5. He expressed these views while speaking to media after Eid-ul-Adha prayers.
“On the day (August 5, 2019), the IIOJK’s flag was downed, the Kashmiris were put behind the bars, and perhaps today no Eid prayer congregation was held in Srinagar,” he said.
Foreign Minister Qureshi said he would himself visit the Line of Control on August 3rd to convey the message that Pakistan stands with its Kashmiri brethren. PM Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi also intend to visit Azad Kashmir on August 5th.