Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders protest outside the UN Observers Office in Islamabad, on Monday [27 October], to mark the Black Day.

A memorandum presented to the UN Secretary General on the occasion voiced concerns over the increasing human rights violations in the occupied territory.

The memorandum said on 27th October in 1947 Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total violation of the Partition Plan and against the aspirations of the Kashmiris.

It stressed the UN to pressure India to withdraw its troops from the territory and repeal the draconian laws including the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA).

Those who attended the event included Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Pervez Ahmad Shah, Ishtiaq Hameed, Abdul Hameed Lone, Abdul Majeed Mir, Ghulam Nabi Nowshehri, Adeel Mushtaq Wani, Shoaib Shah, Muhammad Sultan Butt and AJK Minister Abdul Salam Butt.

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