Kashmiris observe Black Day
It was on this day in 1947 when Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in violation of Partition Plan.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed Black Day today (Monday, 27th October) to convey to the world community that India has occupied Jammu and Kashmir against their will.
A complete strike was observed in the territory to tell the world that the Kashmiris reject India's illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
All shops and business establishments are closed, while traffic is off the road.
The puppet authorities had deployed troops and police personnel in large number in Srinagar and other major towns to prevent people from holding anti-India rallies.
The authorities have placed Hurriyet leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zafar Akbar Butt, and Mohammad Aiyaz Akbar under house arrest to stop them from leading the processions.
It was on this day in 1947 when Indian troops had invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in total disregard to the partition plan of the subcontinent and against the aspirations of the Kashmiris.
The United Nations Security Council passed several resolutions promising a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to determine the future of the territory, but after agreeing to the plebiscite, India has backed out on its words.
Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders protest outside UN Observers Office:
Kashmiri Hurriyet leaders protest outside the UN Observers Office in Islamabad, today, 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.
Charge’ de Affaires of Pakistan Embassy Tokyo Ali Javed has said Pakistan has always emphasizes the need of constructive, meaningful and result oriented dialogue to resolve the Kashmir dispute.
He was speaking at a function organized in Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo in connection with the Kashmir Black Day .
The Speakers called upon the international community and international human rights organizations to take notice of the brutal atrocities unleashed on Kashmiris and grave human rights violations by the Indian forces.
Charge De Affairs said Pakistan will continue to provide moral and political support to the struggle of the people of Kashmiri.
A function in connection with Kashmir “Black Day” was held in Peshawar.
Addressing the function, speakers said that Kashmir issue was created by India when its troops occupied the area through brutal force.
They said that India is violating human rights at mass level in the occupied territory.
They demanded that Kashmiri people should be given their right to self-determination in accordance with their aspirations and UN resolutions.
Later, a walk was also taken out from Nishtar Hall to mark the day.
Meanwhile, in Azad Kashmir, protest rallies and demonstrations are being staged at all districts and tehsil headquarters to mark the day.
Radio Pakistan, PTV airing special programs:
All the three stations of Azad Kashmir Radio are airing special programmes to mark the day.
Radio Pakistan and PTV are also broadcasting special programmes to highlight the Kashmir issue and Indian human rights abuses in occupied Kashmir.