In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have said that India has no moral right to celebrate its Independ-ence Day as it has illegally occupied the territory and usurped the fundamental rights of its people.
The Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Ahmed Sidiqui in a statement issued in Srinagar said, since 1947 India has been holding Kashmir under its colonial occupation and using cheap means and methods to crush the legitimate struggle of peo-ple for their subjugated political rights. Ironically India is celebrating its independence in the occupied territory, he added.
He appealed the people of the territory to observe complete shutdown, strike and Black Day on the occasion of Independence Day of India
Regarding New Delhi’s colonial orders for rais-ing its flag and singing its anthem, Bilal Ahmed Sidiqui said, history bears testimony to the fact that if forced flags and colonial anthems would have been guarantee to legitimate occupation and coloni-alism, India itself till now would have been a British colony not a free and independent country.
The Chairman of Islamic Political Party Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India could not subjugate Kashmiris through its unconstitutional and repressive measures. He added that not only minorities in India but also India’s neighbours are not safe from its evils.
He said that unarmed Kash-miris had been fighting Indian state terrorism in the territory for last several decades, adding that India’s expansionist ambitions were a serious threat to world peace.
Yousuf Naqash urged the civilized nations of the world, including the countries living in South Asia, to use their influence to stop Indian atrocities in IIOJK and help Kashmiris to give them their birthright to self-determination.
The spokesman of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir in a statement issued in Srina-gar said, India organizes its Independence Day cele-brations at gunpoint in the occupied territory while Kashmiris observe Indian Independence Day as black day and record their protest against illegal occupation of Kashmir by India
He said, India’s status in the territory is nothing more than an aggressive country that has occupied the Kashmiris’ motherland against their wishes.
He said, India is an imperialist and expansionist country which is enforcing imperialistic laws to perpetuate its illegal and illegitimate occupation of Kashmir.—KMS