Pakistan marks Independence day as Kashmir Day

by: AP Archive     Published on: 19 August 2019

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(14 Aug 2019) Pakistan celebrated it's independence on Wednesday, at a time of tension between the the country and neighbouring India, after New Delhi's decision August 5 to downgrade Kashmir's status. India has maintained an unprecedented security lockdown to try to stave off a violent reaction to Kashmir's downgraded status. Protests and clashes have occurred daily, thought the curfew and communications blackout have meant the reaction is largely subdued. During Wednesday's ceremony Syed Murad Ali Shah the Chief Minister of Sindh said that the people of Kashmir would not "bow down before anyone", and that the government would "stand by them in their difficult times". India and Pakistan gained independence in 1947 when British colonialists left the subcontinent. The next year, they fought the first of two wars over control of Kashmir. It ended with the region divided between them though both claim it entirely. Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP_Archive Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/APArchives Google+: https://plus.google.com/b/102011028589719587178/+APArchive​ Tumblr: https://aparchives.tumblr.com/​​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/APNews/ You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/7c68c82c53107641b1baca46b55fa854