Pakistan holds rallies on Kashmir solidarity day
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AFP) - Pakistanis staged rallies and demonstrations across the country on Wednesday to express solidarity with Kashmiris struggling for independence from India.
Kashmir, a picturesque Himalayan region, is divided between India and Pakistan but claimed in full by both.
About a dozen rebel groups have been fighting Indian forces since 1989 either for Kashmir's independence or for its merger with Pakistan.
In Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, around 1,000 people formed a human chain to express solidarity with what they called freedom fighters in the Indian-administered sector.