In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Indian forces have killed over four hundred thou-sand Kashmiris including more than 250,000 in Jammu since 27 October 1947 till date.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, on the completion of 74 years of invasion by Indian Army on this day in 1947, said that more than 3.5 million Kashmiris were forced to migrate to Azad Kashmir, Pakistan and other parts of the world since October 27, 1947.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and across the world are observing Black Day, today, to reject India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
The report while citing that the Kashmir conflict began in 1846 with the illegal, immoral and inhu-mane sale of the historic state of Jammu and Kash-mir to a non-Kashmiri Dogra family for services rendered to the British Raj said the Princely State obtained independence on August 15, 1947, when British Raj lapsed.
According to noted Kashmiri scholar Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, “At that moment, under international law as understood by Indian National Congress, the Muslim League and Great Britain, sovereignty in Kashmir devolved on its peoples, not its autocratic Maharaja.
Indeed, Kash-mir was beset by wholesale domestic revolt against the Maharaja when independence arrived, and wid-ened in the initial months thereafter.”
On seeing that the Maharaja had lost its rule to the mujahideen, the report added, India on October 27, 1947, landed its troops in Jammu and Kashmir and forcibly occupied it against the wishes of the Kash-miri people.
This is how the unending chapter of the sufferings of Kashmiri people started since the 27th of October, 1947, and that is why the day is marked as Black Day by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, every year.—KMS